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2013 deer update

Lucy chewing on deer antlers

We've seen deer tracks this winter, but not in the garden.

I've seen a few does in the neighbor's field, but not as many as previous years.

Lucy has been chewing on a rack of deer antlers the last few days. I'm guessing she sniffed out a young buck that was shot and got away from whoever shot it.



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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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Looks like you got yourselves a good shed dog, some people say its difficult to train dogs to find sheds, no training needed with lucy dog.
Comment by Bo Gilkey Sat Mar 16 17:24:47 2013
Deer lose their antlers each year after the rut season, it is natural. A huge problem for farmers in the Midwest who often find the discarded antlers puncture their (expensive) tractor tires.
Comment by Michael Sun Mar 17 16:35:41 2013





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