Deer have a certain territory and don't leave it.  When you see a group of
deer, they're always the same group.  There are also some ultrasonic devices
available to keep deer away , but we want to see more deer. We feed cracked
corn to geese and ducks (we're on a pond with a waterfall); we were sitting
on our deck one early summer, and a doe came and stared at us for a long
time, so we put out some more corn.  She went back into the underbrush at
the edge of our property and came back with two fawns! 

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[] On Behalf Of Maureen Olvey
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2011 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor

Wish they'd come in my yard and eat everything!  I'm so tired of trimming
shrubs and yard work.  I used to like it but now I'm too busy with too many
other things.  My husband hates yard work worse than I do.  I love to have a
pretty yard but man it's a lot of work.  If the deer came and tore it up
then I'd have an excuse.
Anyway, depending on the size of your property, I wonder if you planted a
fruit tree or something they really liked at the far end of the property if
they would stay with it and not come near your decorative plants.  It might
attract more deer though.  I thought of it because at work we have some kind
of big tree that puts out some kind of fruit (I don't even know what it is)
and every year I see deer over there.  I thought it was great and even put a
salt lick over there.  The thing is though that it's always two or three.  I
never see hoards and hoards of deer.  Two or three come and eat and then
they're gone.  I work a lot of late evenings and I only see them here and
there and only two or three at a time so they're not a major problem
although there's plenty for them to eat and I would think more deer would
come around.  Wonder if they're territorial so they won't let other deer
come eat their food.  Well, just a thought.  I know you don't want to
attract deer but if they're coming no matter what and you're property is big
enough just wondered if giving them something away from where you don't want
them to be would help.  As well as the wind chimes and other stuff.
Probably would make it worse but I just wondered about it.

"I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are
profitable to the human race or doesn't..the pain which it inflicts upon
unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me
sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further." - Mark

> Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2011 09:55:22 -0400
> From:
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> It's interesting that everyone always complains about certain flowers and
> shrubs being eaten. We have over 50-yr old rhododendrons, never touched!
> Azaleas - never touched! I stopped growing tulips and daylilies....will
> plant daffodils next year - love them! If anyone is interested, there are
> lists of plants that are deer-resistant, quite a few of them online!
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of MaiMaiPG
> Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2011 8:49 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Pet Armor
> Suggest that you try lots of wind is fine. They seem 
> to love hostas but don't touch the few I have....with chimes above 
> them. Also suggest interplanting daffodils.
> On Jun 2, 2011, at 7:45 PM, Sally Davis wrote:
> > OFF TOPIC RE: DEER I think there is another forum for this. I am 
> > sorry for
> > posting here.
> >
> > Natalie,
> >
> > Hold on. I am not blaming the deer. I was over simplifying, so I 
> > apologize.
> > I have oppossum raccoons and squirels too. I battle the deer beacuse 
> > they
> > eat my daylilies. I have lived here for 25 years and five years ago 
> > the deer
> > became a problem. NOT their fault but the fault of man. I will not 
> > get into
> > that. I do not think the deer need to be shot or anything like that. 
> > I chose
> > repellants to hopefully get them to change their browsing patterns. 
> > They are
> > creatures of habit. I felt sorry for them two winters ago when there 
> > was no
> > nut crop in the fall and we had lots of snow here in VA. They did a 
> > number
> > on plants they rarely touched in the past so I know they were hungry.
> >
> > James do not boot me off.
> >
> > Sally
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