Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

Re: Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:48 pm

tvb wrote:
KLook wrote:Good work stockingful, properly done legal hunting is the best management tool wildlife officials have anywhere. I wish you could catch a bunch and send them up here, we are deer poor in this area. And the coyotes have no trouble staying ahead of the birth rate so it ain't changing anytime soon. Funny how the places that want deer the least have the most.

Kevin

I could give you a great mincemeat recipe!!


You could come down to Jersey and take a few back with you - we won't miss them at all. Knock on wood that I haven't yet hit any this year. I travel to work anywhere between 0345 - 0515 most days and it's heart stopping to encounter several most mornings. And selfishly, I'd really like to be able plant tulips someday.



I alternate between these two repellents and have excellent results. I had to re-apply about every month this year because it was so wet. I'll offer this observation I had this summer. I had sprayed with the Plantskydd about a week before we watched a doe walk between the woods and a garden separated by about 10 feet. She started out heading for the garden, started to sniff really hard and walked sideways away from the garden wearing a startled look on her face. Just the reaction I was hoping for! Neighbors are always asking us how we manage to have so many flowers, especially lillies. I sprinkle the Deer Away Big Game powder on the areas where the bulbs are and on the shrubs and small trees during the winter and spring with good success. It's not cheap, but with the amount of work involved in the gardens, it's 'affordable' insurance :)


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Re: Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:51 pm

I've heard it put that there are two types of drivers in this area.

    Those that have hit deer while driving and ...

    Those that will!
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Re: Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:01 am

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:I alternate between these two repellents and have excellent results.

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to buy Bloodmeal from the hardware store. It was powdered blood, and smelled unbelievably bad. :sick: :sick: :sick: Sprinkle a little around the house and garden, and the deer kept their distance.
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Re: Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Nov 09, 2009 12:38 am

DVC500 at last wrote:
VigIIPeaBurner wrote:I alternate between these two repellents and have excellent results.

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to buy Bloodmeal from the hardware store. It was powdered blood, and smelled unbelievably bad. :sick: :sick: :sick: Sprinkle a little around the house and garden, and the deer kept their distance.


The first link is for a product from putrefied eggs, the second is rotting blood. They're processed so humans can't smell the nasty smell the animals do. They're right too. They both break down to a fertilizer base. I used dried blood too for many yeas, bone meal too. Have to apply after each rain though, easy to forget to do that. Forget once, they win. The two product above work well after quite a few rains.

Staying on thread, there were two yearlings in the front flower bed one day. I opened the door and told'em to move on. They move about 50 feet as I walked out to check on something at the wood's edge. I talked to them (can't quote the statement here, it would look like &*#$&#@!) and the bold little suckers walked right up to within 10 feet of me. Somebody is feeding these fellows. One good thing is I live right next to a state WMA. Trouble is they don't get thinned enough. They lay around like lawn ornaments all summer, just not in my yard :)
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Re: Laws to Stop Residential Feeding of Deer

PostBy: Uglysquirrel On: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:31 am

Neighbor 200 feet away are feeding deer, 12 tiny pairs of eyes there the other night, a lot less tracks in my yard, thats great, so their feeding makes easy pickins for the deer and keeps em away from my yard....

deer, would you rather eat aborvaitae or table scraps?

:>
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