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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:18 PM
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I put in 6 blueberry plants this fall and the deer hit them mid-winter and know I see they're nipping off the new growth. Other then having better aim What can I do to deter the deer? Every small maple that I transplant in the yard also gets striped of its leaves.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:27 PM
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:30 PM
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PLastic pallet strapping strung around the perimeter, spray deer away on it. I use this when the food plots are vunerable at first growth. The other thing that works good is hang some Irish spring soap near them. Its also a good way to keep the big buck from going by someone elses tree stand LOL. The other thing I havent tried but a brother uses is moth balls spread around the area. He swears by it.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 09:52 PM
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Best tool I have found is a H&R 20GA with a Leopold 3x9 scope and Barnes 3 inch poly tipped slugs. For the politically correct crowd this may help Jim. http://www.walnutcouncil.org/resourc...llentStudy.pdf
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we hang dryer sheets on the trees and bushes and respray with fabric softner monthly. We have also mixed up hot pepper spray and put it right on the foliage.
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I guess the bars of soap work pretty good. I found a bunch hanging in trees way at the back of my property and couldn't imagine what the heck was going on. I got scouting around and found 30 pot plants about 7 feet tall and not a single leaf missing with plenty of deer sign around. After really looking around we found where these things had been being grown there for years. After the wardens cut them all down, it didn't take long to find out whos they were when one neighbor came down with a real bad case of poopy diaper.

If you ever see this in your woods, watch out for booby traps as we found a single leaf spring setup designed to hit you in the ankles when you trip the rope under the leaves. when the rope was tripped the leaf spring came flying out of the leaves and flew 20 feet at ankle height.
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