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Austin 05-22-2013 09:46 AM

Aggressive Deer
 
Any suggestion on dealing with an aggressive deer? Please keep in mind I can't shoot it.

It's attacking my dogs. My little 5lb rat terrier was kicked pretty hard last night. The deer won't run away till I come out there, but of course if it wanted to it could destroy me, so I'm looking for options.

I was thinking the pepper spray they use to stop dogs?

oldognewtrick 05-22-2013 10:07 AM

Call your fish and game division and report it as a nuisance. Or stop by the local barbers and get some hair clippings and scatter them around the yard. Lowe's has some deer repellant you can also buy to ward off them pesky critters. Easier to shoot em. When you see a high concentration in a neighborhood it's usually from overpopulation. Starvation is a lot worse than selective harvesting.

nealtw 05-22-2013 10:12 AM

Hopefully the dog is smarter now and stays out of the way.

isola96 05-22-2013 10:55 AM

Put up a depth of view fence.

nealtw 05-22-2013 11:28 AM

A fence for white tails needs to be 8 ft high or built on a slant. They can jump and long distance but not both at the same time. It's not usually practical to build a fence, just another reason to be p-----d off when it dosn't stop them.
Texas is sounding better all the time:)

isola96 05-22-2013 06:24 PM

I have been told and I don't have any clue were to get it but they have these wierd color blocks you can stagger across the lawn and the deer will not move passed it because it will think that it will fall off the face of the eath. Do to the fact that deer vision is like a acid trip. Any one hear of this?

mudmixer 05-22-2013 06:48 PM

I have deer wandering through my back yard every day (within 1 hour after sunrise and a hour before sunset. Never had one look into my den/TV room or destroy any shrubs because there is enough food elsewhere. Neighboring community has a problem with them eating shrubs and they hire professional hunters to limit the herd at different times of the year.

I did see a deer get chased away by a raccoon with young around.

Dick

nealtw 05-22-2013 08:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isola96 (Post 87270)
I have been told and I don't have any clue were to get it but they have these wierd color blocks you can stagger across the lawn and the deer will not move passed it because it will think that it will fall off the face of the eath. Do to the fact that deer vision is like a acid trip. Any one hear of this?

Austin should try this, he seems to be good at proving things don't work:beer:

Austin 05-23-2013 07:47 AM

That I do!

My biggest issue is I like the deer, I just wan this one gone.

The dog runs out then runs right back in. It's scared to mess with deer anymore.

mudmixer 05-23-2013 10:47 AM

Maybe the dog is the aggressive one and not the deer.

Deer can adjust to people over time, but some dogs have some problems.

Dick


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