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Old 03-31-2008, 04:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if Deer will eat the shoots and the Hops? I have a damn heard that man handles my yard and chases my Boxer back to the door when they are out. I know the hops are bitter so I don't think they would eat them but I am afraid they will eat the shoots.

anyone have issues with deer eating their hops?
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Old 03-31-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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well i know a good way to get rid of deer. its called a 30-06. just make sure you have plenty of freezer space.....but then again...thats my $0.02. i love deer meat....

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Old 03-31-2008, 05:11 PM   #3
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Try a "scarecrow" I will water your hops and run off the deer!


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Old 03-31-2008, 05:40 PM   #4
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I will find out soon. Planted my rhizomes yesterday. They made it through the first night. Your Boxer must be smarter than mine- he tries to chase them out. Stopped for a month or so after he got kicked, but he's back at it.
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Old 03-31-2008, 05:45 PM   #5
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You need a bigger dog... maybe some wolves?
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:02 PM   #6
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The deer eat everything in my yard, except they didn't touch the hops last summer. I don't know if I was just lucky, or if they had enough from eating everything else in our garden whenever they could. The only thing that I can guess stopped them is those leaves and stems are sort of prickly.
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Old 03-31-2008, 06:07 PM   #7
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I vote for eat the deer.
Have a beer on me.

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Old 03-31-2008, 06:08 PM   #8
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i vote pee on the hops.
A barrel of malt, a bushel of hops, you stir it around with a stick
The kind of lubrication to make your engine tick

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Old 03-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #9
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they haven't bothered mine in 5 years and I have a lot of deer problems.

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Old 03-31-2008, 06:29 PM   #10
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We've got loads of deer and they eat everything in sight. I don't take any chances with my hops. They have fencing around them.

It's pretty simple to move out of the way to do any chores.

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