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This is a discussion on f*^#ing deer within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; It's enough to make me cry. Short of getting a special deer damage permit, I've done just about everything I can think of. Going to ...
It's enough to make me cry. Short of getting a special deer damage permit, I've done just about everything I can think of. Going to go look at options at TSCo.
Dried blood works great. So does lead at high velocity.
Dried blood an organic source of nitrogen ( 12/3/0). Price has gone up 3X since Mad Cow. Used to be bovine blood , now it's all pig/porcine blood. Small bags are $$$, get 50 lbers from farm supply places. $60-80 USD/50 lb.
Sell the extra produce to Muslims
It keeps off most varmints: deer , woodchucks, rabbits, even mice/voles. But it washes off with each rain. I sprinkle with some water first, for a sticker, then use a small cup to sprinkle on the fruits/veggies. If It don't rain lasts for 1-2 weeks.
Otherwise high and/or electric fence.
If you are rural, a bunch of outside dogs works too.
I’ve tried everything. The only thing that works is either a bullet or a tall fence. I have 5 and 6 ft. tall fences around my gardens and they work well. But they ain’t cheap. I also have a suppressor coming. Draw your own conclusions.
You do not need fencing.... just tall poles with some line / wire run between them about 2 foot apart. I have seen fish line work
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Maybe for deer. Won't help a bit for woodchucks, rabbits, mice/voles.
Originally Posted by Maine-Marine
I'm hoping to "recycle" all I've lost to deer this fall.
Sorry about that Marcia, we have the same problem here.
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Dogs work best for me and I planted a couple of blueberry bushes far away from my garden to send the deer over to the blueberries and not my garden.
I also have a corn feeder down by the backstop of my range to get the deer comfortable coming to the backstop of the range.
When I NEED to harvest a few of them, I'll go the blueberry patch or the range and shoot the little bastards. Can't stand deer and not really a big fan of deer meat either and I'm a helluva cook!
The southeastern US is over run with the little sons of bitches...
Slippy, you have wild porker problems too? Not up here yet.
Originally Posted by Slippy
For the venison, process/clean it quick and cook it rare. Any sinew/grisile grind up into burger with some pork trimmings and spices.
I have more problems with birds and tree rats/chipmunks with my berries than deer.
Sounds like somebody might need to watch a frefresher on the Bambi movie.
Originally Posted by Slippy
You can try blood meal, human hair also hang bars or pieces of ivory soap in a onion sack may help detour them.
"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath." W. C. Fields