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Post  Dietryin on 6/22/2011, 2:21 pm

My Garden was looking lovely until the deer decided that Deer-Begone was a salad dressing topping for my garden. They ate all of my strawberries, beans,and roses. My friend total me that he was using the fence method list below with great success. We built a fishing line fence last night; hopefully we will have success with it also. Any one else use this kind of fencing?




Fishing Line Fence

Some folks have been very successful keeping deer out of a vulnerable
area by rigging 30 pound test monofilament fishing line on stakes at
about 2 feet off the ground. Deer usually move around at night, in the
dark. They can’t see the fishing line, and thus bump up against it at
about chest high which scares the living daylights out of them.
Ideally, the fishing line should be strung fairly tightly so it does not
give too much when touched by the deer.

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Post  nancy on 6/22/2011, 3:07 pm

The woman whose allotment is right next to mine swears they do not like crossed ropes. She hangs them in an X about 3-4 feet high. I've never heard her complain of deer damage, so maybe she's right.

I have had luck (knock on wood) so far with the Irish Spring hanging in nylons on the tomato cages and giant pinwheels in the boxes.

Good luck! I think this year I got more peas than they did!
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Post  Dietryin on 6/22/2011, 4:55 pm

@nancy wrote:Good luck! I think this year I got more peas than they did!
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/22/2011, 4:56 pm

Any chance you could bait them away with a salt lick and some corn in another area of the yard?
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