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Booming deer deterrent notes

diy deer deterrent that actually works!


It's that time of year when deer are roaming around looking for those tender new plants that start popping up, which means it's also the time of year to get more serious about deer deterrents.

I moved the number 2 deterrent up the hill a bit and changed the clanging sound to more of a booming sound with a long sheet of flashing material. I'd guess the total price on this contraption to be around 35 dollars.

We've got another deterrent still clanging, but on a slower interval. It's my opinion that mixing things up is what it takes to keep one step ahead of those beautiful and tasty four legged garden wreckers.



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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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Deer are very curious you may end up attracting a crowd
Comment by Rick Mon Mar 28 21:23:53 2011
Deer don't seem to be curious of these man-made sounds. They've been very effective at keeping our large deer population at bay. The week before I set Mark on getting our deterrents back up and running, we had our first spring incursion into the garden, but we've had nothing since!
Comment by anna Tue Mar 29 07:57:02 2011
I have heard that the sound of a chainsaw will attract them, but that is usually a long consistent sound that can sometimes sound like a swarm of bees in the distance.
Comment by mark Tue Mar 29 09:06:23 2011





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