(out of lurkdom)
does anyone here think that human urine is a deterrent to deer?
we have a lot of deer around here, and i would like to start planting some
flowering bushes, but not for their breakfast!
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Everything works for a while, and then it doesn't. Blood meal will lose
potency after a while. And, isn't it a source of nitrogen, too? Not all
plants appreciate that, at least not on a constant basis. So, if the blood
meal loses its scent and you have to keep reapplying it, you may be
bothering your plants.
for hungry deer, probably not.
what works best is electric wire.
8 foot fence with razor wire on top.
a double fence, higher on inside
laying wire fencing down around the beds so they would have to walk (not reach)
it works. use more open wire, like 4 x 4 wire so their hooves go thru the wire
feed the wire against their legs and it spooks them may work.
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On the day of Mon, 20 Mar 2006 13:45:11 GMT...
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The opposite is probably more likely. A territorial
buck might hang out to find out who's pissing on his territory.
If the urine came from a female during her period a buck may hang out
for other reasons. I see deer all the time but have never had
them bother bushes. Deer do love my persimmon trees and
they can have all of the persimmons they want. Look around and
see what types of flowers and shrubs other people have in the area
that survive. They will probably be the plants that deer have no
I wouldn't count on it. The urine-deterrant issue is about using
urine from predators - wolves, cougars, etc. The deer and
similar "free-restaurant" patrons will get scared that there is
an animal in the vicinity who views them the same way. But I
doubt that they have learned (experience or genetic) about
well i would say yes it is a deterrant to foxes and dogs, so guess
lots of animals would steer clear of it. i think i read somewhere that
it could be used for dear? not sure we don't have that problem here.
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