Dang deer getting my beans

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Dang deer getting my beans

Postby Hook » Thu Sep 11, 2014 3:59 pm

The few deer that are here are making me mad. They eating all the tops. It's got 4' field fence around it, about 50x50. Will Some old stinky t shirts hung on the fence keep them out? Maybe I should run a hotwire up about 5 feet high.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby LRTX1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:07 pm

Hotwire, peanut butter, and tinfoil.
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Postby skyhightree1 » Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:40 pm

Hook wrote:The few deer that are here are making me mad. They eating all the tops. It's got 4' field fence around it, about 50x50. Will Some old stinky t shirts hung on the fence keep them out? Maybe I should run a hotwire up about 5 feet high.


soap with strong smell like irish springs cut into chunks around the garden switch soap types each week. But the absolute best thing I have use that kept the deer from eating my sweet potato vines and to keep hawks and owls out of my rabbit pen is this.

http://niteguard.com/
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby M5farm » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:42 pm

Plant more beans - enough for you and enough for deer. That way when deer season comes in deadeye can kill a few. You have to learn to coexist. The injun should be the one telling you this. I beginning to have some doubts.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:20 pm

LRTX1 wrote:Hotwire, peanut butter, and tinfoil.

Yep, works day or night. Bears makes a mess of it though.
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Postby Deepsouth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:24 pm

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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby highgrit » Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:31 pm

Run a piece of 200lbs mono 2-3' feet outside the fence all the way around. A hot wire 2-3 feet outside the fence will work also.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:25 pm

Deep South, do you have one of the Wicked lights? I read some on them and they look good.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby Deepsouth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:41 pm

kenny thomas wrote:Deep South, do you have one of the Wicked lights? I read some on them and they look good.


I haven't bought one kenny but sky uses one like it.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:43 pm

Deepsouth wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Deep South, do you have one of the Wicked lights? I read some on them and they look good.


I haven't bought one kenny but sky uses one like it.

Thanks, I almost ordered one tonight.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby Deepsouth » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:49 pm

kenny thomas wrote:
Deepsouth wrote:
kenny thomas wrote:Deep South, do you have one of the Wicked lights? I read some on them and they look good.


I haven't bought one kenny but sky uses one like it.

Thanks, I almost ordered one tonight.


Talk to him. I think he has a kill light.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:51 pm

We have hogs here and that seems to be the only option to kill them.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kenny thomas » Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:55 pm

Back on topic, turn the deer into snack sticks and summer sausage.
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Re: Dang deer getting my beans

Postby kucala5 » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:17 am

We have a four foot fence around the garden and above that about a foot higher a line of survey tape. It flutters in the breeze, don't know if that's what keeps the deer out, but they are eating everything right up to the fence but not going over.
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