Answer: Deer and other critters can be very destructive in the garden. In my experience, the best protection over time is a fence. However, many gardeners report success using different measures such as the repellant sprays or the motion activated devices. Sometimes alternating between defenses seems to help keep them on edge a little longer. Burpee offers several repellants and Gardeners Supply
among other catalogs offers some of the devices. Since the deer are different from place to place and are very adaptive and the severity of the feeding pressure varies from area to area, unfortunately I can't predict how well any given device would work for you. Best of luck with the deer.
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