Posted 09-23-2002 at 12:47:58
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a few things you can do
an 8ft fence anything less and they can jump it - some people put a 6 foot fence with a 2 foot overhang like the kind they have for barbed wire, except they just have a wire going around. deer can jump up or across but not up AND across
a pack 3-4 of crazy dogs - sister in law has chesapeake bay retrievers - they bark at the drop of a leaf...make sure they have a good run of the area...
shorter fence but with bait - hang the bait from the fence - electrify the bait - the theory is that the deer come to the fence and stop, see the bait go after the bait - then get shocked and run away.
kill one and leave it near the garden - this is what airports do to keep deer away from runways - might start to stink after a while - but just pick up wind of the carcass
motion detector sprinkler systems gives em a good shot of water and scares them away, however if the hose is off or the batter fails your stuff is toast -
Ivory soap - works if hung directly from the plant
the guns dont really work - unless you kill em and leave em
anything else is just deer fodder