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Old 08-12-2013, 03:26 PM  
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The deer do return on their natural schedule. Much has to do with sunrise and sunset in addition to the rut, breeding and fawning.

The deer in our suburb can always find food and rarely resort to getting most shrubs and plantings. Being in an area with some slightly higher ground with trees and brush separated by very wide low marshy/wet areas, the routes do not change, but the time when you are up and around to notice them does change radically, especially the farther north you go. - It must tough for a deer much farther north when the sun comes up very early and sets very late (like 10:00-11:00 PM).

The deer do not really leave, but they change their patterns and timing.

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Well I'll keep an eye out. I'm hoping he doesn't come back.


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I was at a house the other day, the guy add his wifes smelly bars of soap hanging from the apple tree. He said it keeps the deer away.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:55 PM  
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Personally I would use my bow.......
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Personally I would use my bow.......
The deer might get the point if you used an arrow with that bow.
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:43 PM  
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They just announced 2 different week-end bow deer seasons (permit required) at a local park area. If the hunters are clumsy, the deer will just route away for the week-ends. - More cars hitting them.

The next area/suburb has more money and hires professional hunters annually to keep the deer population down. Deer adapt to people very well.

In some areas, the best way to attract deer is to start an noisy chain saw or shrub trimmer. I guess our local deer are not normally aggressive, but they possibly have become too domesticated and have few fears that require attacking since they can always just walk away. - Bears are different in the late fall and early spring. I have lost a few bird feeders within 15' of my sliding door and one neighbor had a bear in the pool (deer are too smart for that).

neal - the best soap to use in Irish Spring or something similar. I used it for 3 different winter under the hood and shavings inside my Corvette stored in a farm barn, but that was for mice because the barn was tight enough to keep deer out (LOL).

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We see them all up and down our streets. The population is so massive you see at least three new ones a day.
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I'm lucky if I see three new ones a year around here.
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You have the wrong zip code then...
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Sure do if I could only hit the lotto


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