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Deer Destroying the Trees

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I called the Wildlife office. I asked if they had any great ideas of how I could keep the deer from eating all the new trees I had planted in my shelter-belt.

They asked what kind of deer. I said they were white-tail. It was explained to me that mule deer browse pines and such, but not white-tails or flag-tails. I informed them that they were WRONG.

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Damaged willows

They have a pail full of deterrent that I can splatter on the trees that will make them taste ‘yuck’ to deer.

There is 3 feet of snow.  4800+ trees on the property….I don’t think so.

I was hoping they would offer a ‘gun-blaster’ or a few bales of hay on another property to keep them from starving. If they don’t normally eat pine needles then they must be getting desperate! No such luck.

 

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We haven’t had a winter this cold and deep for 17 years. Here it has finally warmed up to almost melting after several weeks of bitterness.

 

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