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Old 01-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #1
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I love deer meat and hops. But deer eat the hops. So, I can only have deer meat. It would be simple if you could plant the hops, then shoot and eat the deer until you harvest the hops...

But some boneheads in our community board and the local game warden don't want me doing this. Worse, if you use a 30-06 for deer repellent, you get a $500 fine in my cute little community. Worse yet, these morons don't like fences--they make money off people who put those up too.

Those deer are persistent too. I live in the poconos where they eat everything... They'll go right up on their hind legs to get your stuff.

So, how does one keep deer off hops without making the hops undesirable for use?

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Old 01-18-2009, 05:11 PM   #2
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I guess it is a matter of supply & demand, nothing eats my hops. Deer, elk, coyotes, whatever seem to have plenty of other things they prefer. On the other hand, my business partner in the Oakland Hills says the deer eat everything in her yard except the eucalyptus.

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I love deer meat and hops. But deer eat the hops. So, I can only have deer meat. It would be simple if you could plant the hops, then shoot and eat the deer until you harvest the hops...

But some boneheads in our community board and the local game warden don't want me doing this. Worse, if you use a 30-06 for deer repellent, you get a $500 fine in my cute little community.
Crossbows are pretty quiet....

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:36 PM   #4
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I've heard these work well: Havahart Spray Away Motion Activated Water Repellent at BestNest.com

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Old 01-18-2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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make a fence out of fishing monofilament line. the deer feel the line but can't see it so they don't try to jump over it.

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Whoops. Saw a thread that answered my question. Sorry!

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Old 01-19-2009, 02:07 AM   #7
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Try a dog. picked up a stray at my place and it has chased every deer away. btw, i have a dog for sale, cheap.

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I was about to chime in and say I bow hunt every year it works great and is deadly silent. use a big broad head and it shouldn't run to far.

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Tell the truth, your baiting those deer in for some hop flavored buck meat. Probably go good with an IPA.

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I read somewhere that blood meal makes a good deer repellent.

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