Deer eating Garden

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deer trouble

Postby oscar p » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:01 pm

call me when Bow season opens, I'll take care of a few of them, It wont help you now, But it might next year.
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Re: deer trouble

Postby MikeC » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:10 pm

oscar p wrote:call me when Bow season opens, I'll take care of a few of them, It wont help you now, But it might next year.


OK, I'm calling. I opened bow season this morning. No limit.

Bring a big truck.
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Postby Dave » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:08 pm

Around here deer taste the best in July and August. A 22 bullet placed carefully behind the ear seems to keep them out of the garden.
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Postby oscar p » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:22 pm

Not interested in the out of season thing. To hot to hunt.
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Postby HAY MAKER » Fri Aug 11, 2006 11:53 am

alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Say mike ,Alabama is right,you put lion crap around your peas and it will keep "EVERY THING " OUT!!,cuz like an ole man once said.........they aint anythang that stinks worse that cat ----,except lion ----,cuz there is a helluva lot more of it :D ............good luck
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Postby MikeC » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:40 pm

HAY MAKER wrote:
alabama wrote:Go to the zoo and get some lion crap and put it around your peas. That will keep the deer out.


Say mike ,Alabama is right,you put lion crap around your peas and it will keep "EVERY THING " OUT!!,cuz like an ole man once said.........they aint anythang that stinks worse that cat ----,except lion ----,cuz there is a helluva lot more of it :D ............good luck


Wonder will Lions use a litter box? Abig one I guess. :lol:
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Postby alabama » Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:54 pm

I plowed my garden under. If it will cool off a little I think I will plant it in Rye for the winter.
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Postby zebraman » Mon Nov 27, 2006 8:45 pm

Hey Guys;I am new here,but not to gardening.I live in the Venice Canals 1 block from the Pacific Ocean.I have several friends that work at the LA Zoo.Several years ago I got four large bags of Tiger feces for a friend in the hills above Malibu.
The Coyotes tore into all 4 bags the first night and had a party rolling around in it.What they left was put around his garden and the deer were completely enthralled by it.It turns out that Tiger feces is a major deer attractant.I doubt you'll fare much better with the lion feces.-
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Postby MillIronQH » Mon Nov 27, 2006 10:47 pm

Old indian trick taught to me by a buddist monk while visiting a friend in Brazil,

Gather up a bunch of discarded CD disc and drill a hole in them about 1/4 " from the edge. Run a piece of monofiliment line thru the hole and hang them on the fence around your garden. The twisting and turning and the sun flashing off of them in the daylight will keep the critters off you garden. At night theystill move enough and reflect enough light to do the job.Z
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Postby boone » Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:11 pm

Haven't done this myself, but have been told to go to the barbershop and get a grocery bag of human hair clippings to spread around the garden. Smell spook the deer. Boone
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Postby MillIronQH » Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:12 pm

boone wrote:Haven't done this myself, but have been told to go to the barbershop and get a grocery bag of human hair clippings to spread around the garden. Smell spook the deer. Boone
I've heard that this works and also sprinkling bobcat urine around the edges will work. The hair sounds easier. I don't know how you would get a bobcat to pee in a bottle.Z
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Postby Jogeephus » Thu Nov 30, 2006 11:46 pm

A fella gave me this tip and it worked for me. Harrow your garden and place one strand of electric fence around it about knee high and turn it on. Leave it on for a week or two. Then plant your garden inside this area. When you are finished gardening - pull up all the fencing and let the deer have it. This worked for me until I just lowered the fence and turned it off. Never could keep them out after that - even with 5 wires. I don't know why it worked but it did.
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