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My first bush beans became a meal for a large doe this past weekend, who actually came back for seconds on Saturday afternoon.  Since I have another 40 plants coming up right now, are there any good ideas out there on how to keep her away?  A shotgun won't work as this is a residential area.  

 

I'm thinking about building a cage-like structure from yard fencing to protect the bush beans and putting up bamboo stakes with fishing lines to guard the pole beans.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thank you.

 

Joe

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Originally Posted by jfsjazz View Post

My first bush beans became a meal for a large doe this past weekend, who actually came back for seconds on Saturday afternoon.  Since I have another 40 plants coming up right now, are there any good ideas out there on how to keep her away?  A shotgun won't work as this is a residential area.  

 

I'm thinking about building a cage-like structure from yard fencing to protect the bush beans and putting up bamboo stakes with fishing lines to guard the pole beans.

 

Any thoughts?

 

Thank you.

 

Joe

 

I know a 5' high fence won't help.

There are some mixtures you can put together, and put on, but you have to put new on after every rain.

Also if you know a barber, human hair keeps them away.

 

 

Bear

post #3 of 14

About the only thing that might work is an electric fence. I have tried the hair and it doesn't last long. Soap didn't work and the fishing line trick lasted only a short time till they tore it down.

 

I built a cage with hoops made out of PVC pipe and bird netting so I can have blueberries. I had trouble with deer on those and birds as the main enemy .

 

A friend of mine is putting in a solar electric fence for his crop.

post #4 of 14

You could give one of these a try Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler. I found it on Amazon and they have good reviews.

post #5 of 14
Here ya go. Dig a big hole, then fill it with ashes. Plant peas around the hole and wait for them to grow. Then, when a deer squats to take a pea, kick it in the ash-hole!

Sorry I don't have any real advice for you haha.
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Here ya go. Dig a big hole, then fill it with ashes. Plant peas around the hole and wait for them to grow. Then, when a deer squats to take a pea, kick it in the ash-hole!

Sorry I don't have any real advice for you haha.

 

eight433......LMBO....your not right.....lol lol lol....

 

SmokinMad

post #7 of 14

jfsjazz.....Whats yo problem.....plant Lots of beans{ Providers, are the best }, Fattin' her up, then put her on da Smoker.......DUH... remember what Site your on Dude.....LOL

 

SmokinMad

post #8 of 14

I have heard you can spray it with a solution of water which had a bunch of garlic cooked down in it and the deer won't mess with it.

 

I also hear that the human hair trick worked too. <shrug>

 

Sorry Dave its a dumb animal, it don't appreciate the taste of fine garlic.

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I have heard you can spray it with a solution of water which had a bunch of garlic cooked down in it and the deer won't mess with it.

 

I also hear that the human hair trick worked too. <shrug>

 

Sorry Dave its a dumb animal, it don't appreciate the taste of fine garlic.

 

 

Around here both of those work, but they have to be redone after every rain. And the last couple years that would be just about every day around here.

 

Some mixes have rotten eggs in them too.

 

 

Bear

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post #11 of 14
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I have heard you can spray it with a solution of water which had a bunch of garlic cooked down in it and the deer won't mess with it.

 

I also hear that the human hair trick worked too. <shrug>

 

Sorry Dave its a dumb animal, it don't appreciate the taste of fine garlic.

Never tasted MY garlic.....  LOL

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Shame on you! :police2:

Is this a smoking meat forum? :hit:107.gif

Note: you are discussing how to keep free meat away :rules:

 

Build a snare device out of aircraft cable fitted with a self-locking device. The goal of a deer snare is to hang the snare so that a deer’s head can easily pass through the opening. As they lunge forward, the self-locking device closes over the cable, tightening the loop around the deer’s neck. Use aircraft cable with a thickness close to 3/32-inch, which is enough to restrain the deer.

 

A rudimentary snare can be constructed by allowing the cable to hang from a branch so that the bottom loop rests about three or four feet off the ground. Thread the self-locking device over the aircraft cable to create a loop about 2 feet in diameter in order to accommodate the deer’s entire head. As the deer lunges forward, the snare will tighten around its neck.

 

Run the aircraft cable to a branch or tree thick enough to resist breaking under the force of a deer. If necessary, attach the cable to a tree trunk and run it along a branch to a support so that it can hang free of the tree. A simple support can be created by tying a small string of cable around the cable and branch to secure it.

 

Black.....LMBO...I've bush fished before, but Bush Deer Huntin"??........Hell, I'll try anything once.....LOL....Hey, that just might be a good idea, if ya can rig the branch, you wouldn't have to Hang the deer....lol....You need to patent this idea, Quick.....

 

SmokinMad

post #13 of 14

I was told that planting marigolds would deter deer--they hate them. So I planted them all aroung my garden.  Then one afternoon we looked out to see 3 deer standing at my garden eating my marigolds.  LOL  Sorry but the only answer is a shotgun--just use it in the middle of the night and most people will just say whf was that noise.  Then into the garage, close the door, hang it and into the freezer.  Not your most upstanding response, but it works.

Gary

post #14 of 14
Electric fence then take some aluminum foil and wrap several places and coat with peanut butter. They learn quick where not eat.
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