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Keeping Deer Out of the Garden

deerSummer is rapidly approaching and it is time to plant our garden.  I have lived in this house since 1987 and last year for the first time, I had a problem with deer attacking my garden.  This year I expect them to be more of a problem.  With the drought, many of their food sources are not available and they are getting desperate.  We are seeing them in the neighborhood already.

I live in a semi rural area and there is a stream and a large blackberry patch directly across the street from my house.  Last year they ate all the flowers and buds of my wife’s roses. …

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More on Feral Dogs and Other Wildlife that May be a Problem

Every year in our area, we have to build deer proof fences around our family gardens.  These have to be a least 6-foot high or the deer will jump them.  Our chicken coops have to be well built to protect the chickens from raccoons, coyotes, foxes and other predators.  Bears will periodically visit garbage cans within a short distance of our home.  Because of the stupidity of game laws, cougars are seen regularly around the outskirts of our community.  Feral cats are all over the area and are hard on the local bird population.

Now I know it a real emergency with laws the deer, wild turkeys and other small game would rapidly disappear.…

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