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Author Topic: Keeping deer out of your garden  (Read 3890 times)
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« on: February 13, 2013, 02:15:41 PM »

Just thought about it and thought y'all might want to know.  Back a few years ago a fellow told me how to keep deer out of your crops.  You beat 1 egg, add 1 cup of cheap dishwashing liquid,to 1 gal of water and spray around the edge of garden or field.  I have used it several times and the deer didn't eat up peas or anything else.
Reapply after a big rain or 2 to 3 weeks.



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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2013, 03:18:35 PM »

Just thought about it and thought y'all might want to know.  Back a few years ago a fellow told me how to keep deer out of your crops.  You beat 1 egg, add 1 cup of cheap dishwashing liquid,to 1 gal of water and spray around the edge of garden or field.  I have used it several times and the deer didn't eat up peas or anything else.
Reapply after a big rain or 2 to 3 weeks.



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Joe,
That sounds like a lot easier answer than last time I stumbled across a tread on this topic.  It was SEVERAL years ago, I don't remember exactly where.....But the whole discussion was based on the premise that a deer could jump a long distance, and a high distance, but not long and high at the same time.  Therefore, the theory was to build two fences, maybe a 4 foot and 6 foot fence running parallel to one another, the discussion centered around what was the optimum space to have in between the two fences.  They needed to be far enough apart to make it too long of a jump, yet close enough not to allow room for the deer to turn it into a two jump scenario.

An interesting discussion, but it sounded like a whole lot of work for something that may or may not work.  Especially if an egg and dish washing liquid can get the job done.  grin
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 09:59:45 PM »

Electric fence  6 ft high. single strands about one ft apart. or a five ft. high none electric with an 18 inch extension positioned at a 45 degree angle toward the out side. like the prison fences. if the deer are persistent, use both. dd2
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 01:02:54 AM »

I have used electric fence chargers.  Deer break the wire, One charger I had was an old weed chopper.  Deer got into the fence tore it down, and the weed chopper pulse set the field on fire.  This is easier and safer.




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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 09:32:29 AM »

Contact a local barber or hairdresser and have them save all of the hair clippings.  Take the hair and scatter it around the edges of your garden.  This is one of the best deer repellents because the scent of a human is very repulsive to them and it last a long time.
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« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 10:19:17 AM »

Pee around the garden.

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 11:10:09 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2013, 07:34:09 AM »

Pee around the garden.

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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2013, 04:15:46 PM »

We've hung Irish Spring soap in pantyhose around the edges. The benefit is that rain re-activates it. Floating row cover over vulnerable crops is also quite effective.
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2013, 10:35:18 PM »

Spotlight and something quiet evil
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2013, 10:44:44 PM »

Yeah man, nothin' better than a night hunt!...or so I've heard anyway.
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 10:43:40 PM »

My daughter has a campus landscaping job at BYU, in Provo, Ut they use small sponge paint brushes dipped in wolf urin.  Then put in ground around plants.  A dog works well too.
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2013, 09:26:05 AM »

I dunno about the dog pee.  My two males pee on just about any upright bush/tree/fence post/etc around here and the deer still come up on the backporch wanting to know when I'm going to plant them some more blueberry bushes.  rolleyes

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« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2013, 11:12:39 AM »

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with a spot light = no more deer!
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« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2013, 11:28:27 AM »

the Federal Govt has taught us in Wyoming that there is a difference between dogs and wolves.  We can shoot dogs, even around Yellowstone Park, if they attack deer.
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2013, 05:45:50 AM »

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First tell this Cajun of yours that the deer season closed yesterday.
Next remind him that the bag limit is only one deer every 5 years.
Finally mention to him that deer meat tastes just like snapping turtle.
Your deer problem is solved.  God bless the Cajuns, I love them so.
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2013, 08:15:34 AM »

I had an American Indian friend who I knew ate a lot of venison.  I asked him for some deer hunting tips.  He said, "you get a bright flashlight, and shine it in their eyes at night and you shoot them."  I said, "but that's illegal."  He said, "the deer don't know that."
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2013, 07:26:18 PM »

Isn't that something like "everything works if you let it?"

Historically, Native American Peoples of Color and Cajuns were only interested in smoothing out the wrinkles in their bellies.  I would love to be a fly on the wall sometime just so I could see to what lengths some of the Goody Two Shoes would go if there was no other way to feed themselves.  I don't think that it would be pretty.  What did they say on Jurassic Park?  Oh yea, "Life will find a way!"       
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« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2013, 01:15:55 AM »

I had an American Indian friend who I knew ate a lot of venison.  I asked him for some deer hunting tips.  He said, "you get a bright flashlight, and shine it in their eyes at night and you shoot them."  I said, "but that's illegal."  He said, "the deer don't know that."


   LOL!!!!!!
   The fish and game people around here tell the farmers they cant shoot turkeys or deer EVEN if they are on top the grain wagons eating the grain..  or standing in the middle of the garden....   So basically.. the farmers quit calling the fish and game people... we often have big cookouts, usually taking turns at the different farms...   I always figured one day I would show up at a cookout to find someone from fish and game BEING cooked...  hasnt happened yet... give us time!
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« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2013, 06:54:56 AM »

Hey Joe, Schawee and I wouldn't mind helping you with your deer problem.  grin We could bring some of that goodness to Bud 6


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