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14105Re: [AZ] Deer Fence

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  • sjperk5
    Apr 3, 2010
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      Steve

      Put in simple terms if we had deer we would stop gardening and work at removing their food supply.

      Then I would see a lawyer and start a class action suit against Disney.

      John Perkins
      Salem,NH

      --- In azaleas@yahoogroups.com, "Steve Henning" <rhodyman@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi John,
      >
      > It is not only woody plants, it is annuals, perennials, and grass also. Deer only have biting teeth on their lower jaw, so they don't bite, they rip plants apart. I don't think anyone would want to take the effort to dig up our leafless twigs.
      >
      > The fence man came out yesterday to give me an estimate. He uses an 8-foot hi-tensile black wire mesh fencing stretched between wood posts that are 24' apart except adjacent to corners and gates where they are typically 12' apart. We don't want the fence in front of our house, so we will run the fence from the sides of the house and then out around our 1.5 acre landscaped area. The 70' front of our house will be exposed. If necessary we can use netting or sprays there.
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      > Along the short side in front we will use a split rail facade and on the long side paint the wood posts black.
      >
      > A neighbor has this type of fence around a 2 acre organic produce farm.
      >
      > Some people here are putting deer fencing around small plots to see what native plants have disappeared from the landscape. Amazingly, many native plants that are no longer seen in the wild do come back. There must be seeds still coming from areas that the deer don't take the effort to get to.
      >
      > Hopefully, in 2 weeks we will be able to sit back and enjoy our rhododendrons as they try to grow back a leaf or 2. Who knows, we may even get a truss or two.
      >
      > In college we had a freezer locker and kept it full of venison. We lived on venison. I don't relish going back to those days. The best venison tastes just like beef. The worst doesn't. Brush fed venison doesn't. That is why they have books of recipes on how to kill the taste.
      >
      > Steve in Southeastern PA
      >
      > --- In azaleas@yahoogroups.com, "sjperk5" <sjperk5@> wrote:
      > >
      > > My plan for deer control in the event we ever have this problem is pretty simple. The spring after the damage I will put out a call saying that every woody plant in the yard is available free to whoever wishes to dig them.
      > >
      > > My yard is simply not shaped right to justify fencing it.
      > >
      > > Take a way the food and there will be no deer.
      > >
      > > John Perkins
      > > Salem, NH
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