Posted 05-31-2004 at 04:59:23
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I can't help with the rabbits. But, I have not seen a deer track in my garden since I strung fishing line around the perimeter.
I have a large garden, so I used a metal fence post at each corner with posts in between. Next, I strung clear monofiliment fishing line from post to post. I used swivel type fish line hooks to attach the string at each post. this way, I can take down only the line in the area that I'm working.
The line I use is 20# test and I do not draw it tight. It should have a little sag so that if a deer walks into it, it will give without breaking. aAlso, it should be set at a height that will strike the deer legs at about the knees or a little above. Approx. 2 to 2-1/2 feet. The premise is that Deer don't like anything touching them that they can't see.
Of course, you can experiment and come up with whatever works best for you. So, give it a try and let me know what, if any, success you have.