All Things Gardening forum: Going for Deer chasers

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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 2, 2017 8:45 PM CST
Every year after halloween I hit the stores for marked down motion activated Deer, Groundhog, Rabbit chasers.

I have a dog but she is not left outside.

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They are 50% off now. I will go back later and pick up other motion activated scary stuff when they mark them down for 75% Rolling on the floor laughing

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Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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lauriebasler
Nov 2, 2017 9:49 PM CST
that is brilliant, thank you for sharing. I will try to find them tomorrow.
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 2, 2017 11:27 PM CST
While you are there do not forget to pick up the big package of AA batteries.
Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Nov 3, 2017 12:13 PM CST
That's a great idea, Cinta -- useful AND fun accents for the garden! Thumbs up
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 3, 2017 5:39 PM CST
@Weedwhacker
Although I have a private yard because I live on acres of land and the house sits back I still camaphlouge it so you only see the head peaking out. That is where the sensor it. It blends in with the garden. You do not see it unless you look real close.

I have tried the sprays but we have had so much rain in the summer everything washes off and they were eating my entire gardens. I picked up two last year and it really works.
Name: Sandy B.
Ford River, Michigan UP (Zone 4b)
(Zone 4b-maybe 5a)
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Weedwhacker
Nov 3, 2017 5:51 PM CST
It would be a great addition to the "gardening ideas" forum ( https://garden.org/forums/view... )

So many of us have problems with deer in our gardens, and that is just such a fun solution!
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Name: Yardenman
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Yardenman
Nov 4, 2017 12:20 AM CST
Weedwhacker said:It would be a great addition to the "gardening ideas" forum ( https://garden.org/forums/view... )

So many of us have problems with deer in our gardens, and that is just such a fun solution!


I saw 2 deer munching my landscape at 3:30pm with cars driving by. I ran out at them and chased them away. 3:30 PM?

I received a motion detector water spray device, and I have metal sheathed hose instructions. I will try it. If that doesn't work, I will embed stiff wires among my hostas and hope that pokes their eyes out.

If that doesn't work, there is the crossbow...


Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Nov 4, 2017 10:58 AM CST
@Yardenman, You sound like me. I have set all kinds of traps and gadgets to save my plants. I was lucky enough to catch a closeout and get my hands on some wolf urine for $2.00. That worked good. I use that at their entrance points to stop them from entering.
Name: Yardenman
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Yardenman
Nov 7, 2017 4:59 AM CST
Cinta said:@Yardenman, You sound like me. I have set all kinds of traps and gadgets to save my plants. I was lucky enough to catch a closeout and get my hands on some wolf urine for $2.00. That worked good. I use that at their entrance points to stop them from entering.


My next idea would be laying 2"x3" vinyl fencing around the beds 2' high. They won't like stepping into THAT.

IF required, I can build a frame 3' high over my hostas. Hinged on the back for acess from the front. Black chicken wire is almost invisible for 10' away so it might look almost natural.

And if they keep showing up at twilight, I DO have the crossbow... A basement window left open 4" would be a perfect blind...

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