Deer

Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:04 pm

I have about an acre of sweet corn and unless i walk around there every day and leave my scent the deer come and bite the tops of the stalk. Any ways to keep them away would be appreciated Thanks.

Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:22 pm

Go to your barber and get a garbage bag of human hair and spread it around the corn patch. I have heard this trick keeps coyotes away from chickens...might work on deer, too. 30-06 rifle works good, too. :lol:

Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:37 am

I already tried putting hair around and it didnt seem to affect the deer and I live in city limits so I cant hunt them :(

Wed Jul 06, 2005 7:58 am

If you live near a zoo, see if you can get some dung from them. I have heard the smell of the dropppings from strange animals will discourage them. You may have to wait in line though, because a lot of landscapers also use it.

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:43 am

My garden isn't that large, so I put range fence around it. That was the only way I could stop them. I heard one of those motion sensor sprinklers will work. But in a large field, would be difficult to cover all the area ............ Otherwise, keep a dog close by ....

Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:23 am

I've heard about John's solution and It's supposed to work. One I know about uses predator poop like large cat or wolf. Happy scooping!

Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:06 pm

Feed them some cracked corn regularly. They will let your garden and shrubs alone then :)
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Sun Sep 04, 2005 3:38 pm

Hey Mike, Is that some of that "Jimmy Cracked Corn" I see on your new stone wall pictured :?: :twisted: .

Sun Sep 04, 2005 10:21 pm

Yes JB we only use Jimmy Crack Corn cuz they don't care :shock:

That wall is about 8 yr. old and was built by a friend of mine...my teacher. 8) 8)

Thu Sep 08, 2005 10:48 pm

Farmall Man- I know its now after corn season but I just read this and I raised sweet corn also this year. I ended up putting an electric fence around my corn. I had a 50' x 50' area to protect. It was expensive but I'm hoping to use it year after year. Next yr I'm thinkin of puttin in maybe 1/4 acre so don't know what I'll do then. Guess just hope there is enough for me and them both :lol:

Fri Sep 09, 2005 5:31 am

Hey Mike...I may be "barkin' up the wrong tree here" BUT, ain't in illegal to BAIT deer prior to huntin' season with cracked corn :shock: ??? :lol: P.S. ALTHOUGH...Ya kin git a better shot at them little darlins while they're standin still! :wink: Be CAREFUL not ta lit one a those slugs hit your nice wall though! :wink:

Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:19 am

I have had success keeping deer and raccoons away from the cornpatch and my barn with moth balls. I dissolve about 10-15 balls with 1 gallon of very warm water, let cool and put it in my sprayer. It also makes my hunny's nose crinkle when she looks for me in the barn! I like WKPoors solution, and i hope to get an electric fence in the near future.
Hope this helps for next season,
John

Sat Oct 29, 2005 7:59 am

growing up on the farm, we always had a large garden. i remember 100 tomato plants one year. anyway, we always put either dog hair/human hair in panty hose. tie it to a stick on the four corners. one high (3-4 ft) one low about 1 ft, never had any problems with animals. always had a good harvest.

Sat Oct 29, 2005 9:48 am

WKPoor wrote:Farmall Man- I know its now after corn season but I just read this and I raised sweet corn also this year. I ended up putting an electric fence around my corn. I had a 50' x 50' area to protect. It was expensive but I'm hoping to use it year after year. Next yr I'm thinkin of puttin in maybe 1/4 acre so don't know what I'll do then. Guess just hope there is enough for me and them both :lol:


WK,
I lost everything to deer this year and was thinking about using electric fence next year, so I'm curious. How high did you set your fence wire(s)?

Also, since you have the fencer and some supplies, would it be that much more expensive to fence your 1/4 acre than it was for the 50 x 50 plot?

Ike

Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:26 pm

Here's a good source for electric fence supplies. I'm thinking about using the electric net fence next year.

http://www.kencove.com/