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Old 10-07-2019, 09:51 PM   #1
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Default Planted a couple of trees and the deer think it's a trick

This afternoon I planted a couple of oak trees in the normal path the deer take. You would have thought we installed a block wall across the yard. We've been sitting on the porch this evening laughing our butts off watching them walk up and turn right around.

It's funny how two little trees completely disrupts their world.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:57 PM   #2
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They are masters at recognizing anything out of place. I mess with them at my house all the time. Itís pretty funny. I place different objects by the feeder and see what they do. The other day they thought a volleyball was gonna kill them for sure. Give them 24 hours and the new trees wonít bother them at all.
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:25 PM   #3
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Youíd be wary of new things if they had a 75% chance of ripping your face off lol


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Old 10-07-2019, 10:27 PM   #4
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Haha...now that’s funny....dang i need to live somewhere that has deer in my yard....
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:49 PM   #5
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Next thing you will post is about how the deer thrashed the bark off of your little trees you worked so hard to plant


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Old 10-07-2019, 10:57 PM   #6
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That’s funny!!
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:24 AM   #7
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Next thing you will post is about how the deer thrashed the bark off of your little trees you worked so hard to plant


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Reminder to sleeve the trees.
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Old 10-08-2019, 11:16 AM   #8
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It would be like walking into your house after work & seeing a pink couch for the first time...
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Old 10-08-2019, 12:50 PM   #9
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I cut some tree roots the other day and chucked them into the woods where I saw a handful of deer later that day jumping backwards and scared to go anywhere near them. I say this just to reiterate how sensitive they can be to change.
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Old 10-08-2019, 01:02 PM   #10
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We put up a couple of new box blinds at the lease. At one, the deer come in straight necking and stomping. On the other, they never even looked at the blind. Both stands are similar in looks, but they just don’t like one of them. Go figure.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:02 PM   #11
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You should see how much they like fishing line across their path just above knee height
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:59 PM   #12
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I need to get some fake snakes to put on their trail. LOL
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:12 PM   #13
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In have a herd that I just about feed by hand at the house. I set up a pop-up the other day about 20 yards from the feeder (so I can pretend to hunt). They freaked out for a day. Now itís part of the landscape.

Itís crazy that they donít give two flips about what I do when Iím cooking outside or out on the back deck (30 yard away), as long as they see me and Iím moving. If I sit too still on the porch- one of old does will suddenly snap and snort. And everyone panics. Then they come right back.


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Old 10-08-2019, 03:19 PM   #14
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Harumph!
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Old 10-08-2019, 03:20 PM   #15
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Reminder to sleeve the trees.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:07 PM   #16
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It is comical how easy it is to put a booger up for them and equally confusing to watch them go everywhere I went during the day to see if I migh have dropped some kind of snack, there's a couple of does that show up that I'm pretty sure that we're corn fed (by me) starting off as fawns, they would come running whenever I rattled corn in a bucket, now they'll let me see them but wait until I leave to come eat, afterwards you can watch them scent trail where I went around the place.
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Old 10-08-2019, 04:10 PM   #17
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Oh yea! Do cage them trees, the knot head offspring and boyfriends to these does have killed several trees for me too!
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