Nuisance Deer

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by LOLBELL, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. LOLBELL

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    I plan on getting another dog just can’t get it right now. I just had my Shepard put down after 14 years in the family. Until about 3-4 years ago she pulled guard duty, 4 and 2 legged, done a fine job of it too. Didn’t need a security system or fence. Like most shepherds she developed hip problems. I treated it with meds for a couple of years but for the last month or so of her life I had to carry her off of the porch to do her business. When I get my head straight after loosing her I’ll get another.
     
  2. Atavar

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    To enhance this pee on the ground where your dummy is once in a while.
     
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  3. JohnKSa

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    Ok--here's the plan.

    Fence the area that's in your front door and then get the depredation permit and shoot the deer that are about 4 miles from your home on the other property and let them lie. Good fertilizer and no mess in your front door.
     
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  4. kelljp

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    I've got 2 dogs that run the deer out the orchard at the house every day.But they still come back. One is so persistent that she beats the dogs back. They tend to get use to each other over time. Works for a few weeks.
     
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  5. buck460XVR

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    There's tons of evidence that shows that human urine does not spook deer at all. Have witnessed myself, deer walking thru the yellow spots in the snow below my treestand, only minutes after I relieve myself. Many successful hunters swear by relieving themselves in real and mock deer scrapes. Even the scientific community has studied this scenario......

    From the "Meat Eater" website....

     
  6. Double Naught Spy

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    I think we have had people here mention deer investigating where the hunter had urinated. They were not driven off by it.
     
  7. Atavar

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    True enough. Another of those hunting myths. Like smoking, some of the best deer I ever took I got with a cigar in my teeth. Sound and movement are way more important than scent.
     
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  8. .308 Norma

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    You probably rubbed Wolfsbane all over yourself and the cigars. ;)
    Sorry, I was a huge “Grimm” fan (a “Grimmster”) when it was on TV, and rubbing Wolfsbane on yourself to hide your scent while hunting deer came up in the first episode.
    Grimmster or not, I thought it was a silly line. I’d been successfully hunting deer without worrying about covering my scent for close to 50 years before Grimm ever came on TV. Deer notice movement, and mule deer notice sound - that’s why they have those “great big ears, grandma.” :D
     
  9. Keyfer 55

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    Whitetail deer have become a headache on
    some farms.
     
  10. Double Naught Spy

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    Of the crop losses due to wildlife (which I assume does not include insects), deer are responsible for up to 70-90% in many states. Individually, hogs do more damage, but deer usually outnumber hogs significantly.
     
  11. The Happy Kaboomer

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    Yes they will...........They will eat the leaves off the vines.
     
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  12. The Happy Kaboomer

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    I plant a 20 acre dove field. I plant sunflowers, millet and corn. I do 4 phases. First I scatter moth balls around the sunflowers. Second I I have about 50 post around the field with a sock tied to each one containing malorginite, shredded ZEST soap and human hair. Third I mix up a slurry of sulpher and use my tractor sprayer to spray the sunflowers. So far no deer are using the field. Fourth is my spotlight and 30/06. So far I haven't had to resort to phase 4 yet. The field is in front of my house so I can spotlight it from the front porch. Malorginite (human waste fertilizer) is a great deterent. But it's expensive and has to be replaced after a rain. Our depredation tags have no specifications as to disposal. I'd just probably shoot "em" through the slats and let them run off to save me the trouble of having to dispose of them.
     
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  13. LOLBELL

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    The deer around here love sweet potatoes, even more than peas
     
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  14. LonewolfMcquade

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    I think I can speak for a few of us here when I say: "We're growing impatient waiting on YOU for some NUISANCE DEER JERKY!!" :cuss::rofl::neener:
     
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  15. tightgroup tiger

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    The deer around here have all gone nocturnal. They are pretty brazen to.
    Deer, nocturnal.jpg
    They run down through between my and my neighbors house and walk right down the road on their nightly trek. They turn right on Forest Rd and keep going. Sometimes early in the morning we catch them on their way back to the woods behind my house. Our door bell camera catches them.
    deer, local.jpg The people we bought the house from had a pretty good sized garden in the back yard, and they tried everything to keep the deer out and finally gave up on it. I don't grow anything back there, no point. Neighbors are to close, I can't get away with anything.
     
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  16. Atavar

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    Could you trap them in a live box and call DNR for transportation and release?
     
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    More would just move in.
     
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  18. Sniper66

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    Tough problem when the local laws are stupid. There are some good suggestions in this thread that skirt the edges of ethical, but still legal. When it comes to protecting my property and livelihood, I'll do what it takes.
     
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  19. LOLBELL

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    Update…. So far I have kept 99.9% of the deer out of the peas. I have the “Big Dummy” standing at attention in the field. Tin pie plates. human hair, cloth strips with the loudest smelling cheap perfume on it that I could find, and bar soap surround the field. Every night I change hat’s with Big Dummy and pee at various locations around the field.

    The most difficult times are coming up. The vines are in full bloom and starting to put on peas. In the next few weeks I will probably have to go nocturnal like the deer. My plans are to keep a shot gun loaded with salt rock handy. If it comes down to it I’ll try to sting them with that. I will do whatever it takes to save the peas and corn.
     
  20. LOLBELL

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    If the above doesn’t work PM me your address and I’ll send you some. I WILL do whatever ever it takes to save the veggies.
     
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