Aggressive Deer

Discussion in 'Pest Control' started by Admin, May 22, 2013.

  1. May 22, 2013 #1

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    74
    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?
     
  2. May 22, 2013 #2

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    oldognewtrick

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2009
    Messages:
    10,815
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    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.
     
  3. May 22, 2013 #3

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    Hopefully the dog is smarter now and stays out of the way.
     
  4. May 22, 2013 #4

    isola96

    isola96

    isola96

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    7
    Put up a depth of view fence.
     
  5. May 22, 2013 #5

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    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:)
     
  6. May 23, 2013 #6

    isola96

    isola96

    isola96

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    7
    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?
     
  7. May 23, 2013 #7

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    Contractor

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    76
    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
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2013
  8. May 23, 2013 #8

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    Austin should try this, he seems to be good at proving things don't work:beer:
     
    oldognewtrick and Austin like this.
  9. May 23, 2013 #9

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    74
    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.
     
  10. May 23, 2013 #10

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    Contractor

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    76
    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
     
  11. May 23, 2013 #11

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
  12. May 23, 2013 #12

    isola96

    isola96

    isola96

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    7
  13. May 23, 2013 #13

    isola96

    isola96

    isola96

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    7
  14. May 24, 2013 #14

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    We have had people beat up quite a bit lately. Don't play with Bamby
     
  15. May 24, 2013 #15

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    74
    I've seen the videos of that so I don't want to try to chase it off and have it beat me up.
     
  16. May 24, 2013 #16

    nealtw

    nealtw

    nealtw

    Contractor retired

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    23,892
    Likes Received:
    3,117
    Hard to explain how you got beat up by Bambi to the kids.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG5VPji-SpU[/ame]
     
  17. May 24, 2013 #17

    isola96

    isola96

    isola96

    Senior Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2011
    Messages:
    437
    Likes Received:
    7
    I had a encounter once. There was a baby deer in my driveway so I was curious and went closer thinking it was lost?... if I tell you the sound that came out of the mothers mouth about 50ft away scared the snot out of me. She came out of no were. I slowly steped away and went back inside my house contemplating going back out with a wepon of some sort lol but I didn't.
     
  18. May 26, 2013 #18

    dthornton

    dthornton

    dthornton

    inspector gadget

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2012
    Messages:
    226
    Likes Received:
    35
    I like deer, too. They are really tasty when cooked in a crock pot with some veggies! :D
     
    DFBonnett likes this.
  19. May 26, 2013 #19

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    mudmixer

    Contractor

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    671
    Likes Received:
    76
    We have frequent deer visitors daily in our location.

    No problems with deer attacks. There are many goose and wild turkeys attacking (they hide just before the season because they become smart and can read the hunting regulations) that randomly get aggressive.

    Dick
     
    nealtw likes this.
  20. May 28, 2013 #20

    Admin

    Admin

    Admin

    Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    74
    I haven't seen it, but to my understanding deer don't migrate to much, so it's still in the area. I'll just keep an eye out.
     

Share This Page