We had seven deer on the property this morning. I expect to find a few damaged trees today.
Now you might have moved into their natural habitat or others somewhere else moved in maybe nearby and they have to go somewhere to eat. Now before you get mad at me you can thank some of the animal rights promoters that try and discourge hunting/trapping which can cause over population . In some states more deer are killed by auto/trucks accidents than are legally taken by hunters. Have been a legal hunter/ fisherman in (Louisiana/Mississippi/Alaska) so take it easy on me. And I understand the problems that the animals can cause to private as well as public property. .......................drill sgt.
|Bunch of savages |
in this town
I’ve killed two this way, and lived to tell about it. They are all over in SW PA.
I apologize now...
I wish all deer in Louisiana would vanish. You have to watch out for them on the roads at night. Girlfriend was a newspaper distributor for over 30 years. The last 20 she hit or they hit her 17 damn deer. When you're on all the country roads all night 7 nights a week you see all kinds of stuff. And at home I used to have a huge garden but that all ended about 25 years ago because the deer showed up and would eat everything.
And no, junior not being able to hold still for 5 seconds is not a disability.
|posting without pants|
They are destroying everything here too.
The future Mrs. is a gardener... Lots of flowers and plants, and we did some Tomatoes and Peppers too.
They left them alone for a while, then starting two weeks ago they came and destroyed everything.
We put out a motion activated water sprinkler, a motion activated Ultrasonic thing that is supposed to scare them, liquid fence (smells like Death's asshole), wire cages, literal human hair, and coyote urine crystals.
They didn't care at all, still came and ate it all.
I have thrown tennis balls at them (hit is square in the rump and it still didn't run) shot them with airsoft guns (still didn't run).
I dunno what to do.
Strive to live your life so when you wake up in the morning and your feet hit the floor, the devil says "Oh crap, he's up."
We've had problem with deer this year, more than ever. Bastards are eating our hostas damn near to the dirt, ate all the buds of our tiger lillies, and now eating my peas and beans in the garden! There are three of them! Two nice little legal shooters for deer season, lol! And, yes I hunt and live in the country. So, fair game this year!!
Sigs P-220, P-226 9mm, & P-230SL (CCW)
My dogs do a pretty good job keeping the deer away from our home and sensitive vegetation.
|Power is nothing |
I was gonna say, the best deer deterrent we have found is a German Shepard. The deer are still pretty domesticated in my area, but they take a much wider path around our house than they used to now that we have our dog. Our boy is pretty obedient so we can let him go chase the 'forest boys' and as long as he is still in shouting distance he will come back when we call him. That is mostly to keep him from running through the creek or across the street. He absolutely LOVES chasing the deer. Hasn't ever caught up to one, but he keeps them honest.
Didn't have to teach him or anything. He pretty much figured out what our territory is, and if something is in our territory, he is gonna whuff at it, run over to sniff it, and if it runs he is gonna chase it till it is out of his territory. He usually stops once they are out of his zone, but occasionally he will chase them back into the woods for a minute or two then come trotting out with a big doggy smile on his face. It isn't perfect, but I haven't had any problems with the bucks rubbing their antlers all over our young trees and half-killing them since we got him. Plus, you get to have a dog, which is way more fun to play with than a bottle of piss crystals.
|Three Generations |
10 years ago or so, when I had both a dog and a llama, NOTHING got inside the fence without getting chased off or getting a mudhole stomped in it's furry butt.
Never saw a deer, skunk, coon, porcupine or even so much as a cat. Never.
No longer an option with Mrs. PHPaul's allergies.
Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.
Then there are those that jump in to traffic.
Last week one jumped on to a two lane state highway,
A car headed south
swerved to miss the deer
but over corrected and went in to the
north bound lane.
The head on collision killed a very good person who made the world a better place to be for many on a regular basis.
At 66 years old he left behind two children and an ex wife.
His neighborhood watering hole opened up on a Sunday to help those grieving ,
Many showed up over the four hours.
Iowa is not killing anywhere near enough deer.
R.i.p. Mike Bartlett
Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.
Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
My friends have a donkey on their farm. I never knew that they were used to guard the livestock. That thing destroys anything that makes the mistake of coming onto the property. Deer, coyote, skunk, possum, you name it. None of it stands a chance against that donkey.
I have a small group (or herd) of deer that hangs out in the woods behind my townhouse. Not unusual to see them standing on the patio, licking all the seed out of my bird feeders. But they create another situation: Coyotes. The local Coyote pack has discovered them and hunts them during the night. The eerie howling, yipping and barking is unnerving while you try to sleep. There are two creeks that converge behind the property with fresh water nearly all year round. The action takes place around the creeks and the Coyote pack often travels right across my yard to get to the creeks. They are after my Cottontails too. The food chain.... Right in your face!
End of Earth: 2 Miles
Upper Peninsula: 4 Miles
Paul, does Maine have any type of deer nuisance laws?
Might be worth checking in to.
Ohio has them and in certain cases a permit is issued to harvest deer that are doing damage to property.
I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I'm not.
<Searches on "keeping a donkey as a pet"...>
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system,,,, but too early to shoot the bastards." -- Claire Wolfe
"If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living." -- Seneca the Younger, Roman Stoic philosopher
"The dominant media is no more ``mainstream`` than leftists are liberals." -- me
There are so many deer in town that the Police Department harvests about 50 of them a year. Meat goes to needy families.
from the abyss
I've taken to shooting at their feet and making them dance. It's about the only thing that will run them off around here.
"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy." Winston Churchill
Reading this thread tells me that a man with a donkey and a llama don't need no dogs.
^^^ That probably depends on the donkey.
We have two of them on our property. They'll tear the crap out of coyotes but we've seen them regularly around the deer and wild hogs. Neither seem to be bothered by the donkeys.
Not giving a damn since...whenever...
|Dances With |
Tree Rats aka Squirrels.
One of those little fuckers got into my attic and chewed up the air conditioning/heater return air ducts. That was expensive.
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