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#3268140 - 06/14/13 01:27 PM Deer Damage
Bayou Buck
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Took a chance on not caging a couple trees and I lost the bet. I guess the deer like the taste of my pear tree leaves.


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#3268145 - 06/14/13 01:39 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: Bayou Buck]
SEC
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I once did the same thing.
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#3268146 - 06/14/13 01:42 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: SEC]
JCDEERMAN
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They started doing that to my plum and apple trees earlier this spring. I fenced them up right then and there
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#3268178 - 06/14/13 02:56 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: JCDEERMAN]
BSK
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Just wait until fall and bucks rub those trees to death. For whatever reason, bucks LOVE rubbing on fruit trees.
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#3268227 - 06/14/13 04:20 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: BSK]
SEC
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 Originally Posted By: BSK
Just wait until fall and bucks rub those trees to death. For whatever reason, bucks LOVE rubbing on fruit trees.
That also once happened to me.

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#3268331 - 06/14/13 08:25 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: SEC]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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go ahead and cage them
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#3268374 - 06/14/13 09:49 PM Re: Deer Damage [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
LA man
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I caged. All my fruit trees and the deer eat everything they can reach
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#3268464 - 06/15/13 07:36 AM Re: Deer Damage [Re: LA man]
fredfred
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Get a permit and kill em all
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#3268501 - 06/15/13 09:57 AM Re: Deer Damage [Re: fredfred]
Bayou Buck
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I have got away with it in the past because of all the clearcut around me. Plenty of other browse. The deer population in the area has exploded the last year or two so I guess I need to be a little more careful with my trees now.
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#3268504 - 06/15/13 10:05 AM Re: Deer Damage [Re: Bayou Buck]
smstone22
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Definitely gotta cage. Id hate to think how much Ive spent on wire for 150+ trees.
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