Deer Countermeasures

Deer are persistent but can be outwitted. A sign “Dear deer – Know No!” had no effect on their behavior. Apparently deer can’t read. An 8 foot fence will discourage them, however.

Deer can empty a squirrel proof bird feeder pretty quickly. One solution is to hang it 8 or 10 feet off the ground, like a “bear bag” used in back country camping to protect the campers’ food supply.

These are minor annoyances, however. The real issue is safety for people and pets.

Other solutions:

–Netting on flowers (not so deer proof)

–Chemicals applied to flowers

–Plant only flowers that deer don’t like

–Give up on gardening…