The Ohio Bucks are having a heyday

Posted By on November 15, 2009

deer_redmaple091116 No I’m not talking about the Ohio State Buckeyes win over the Iowa Hawkeyes this weekend OR the “whodey” Bengals defensive triumph over their rival the Pittsburgh Steelers (for a 5-0 record in their division and 7-2 overall – but who am I to boast) … although both were local football wins and worthly bloggable topics … but I’m referring to deer. In particular the bucks are enjoying the newly planted trees in our backyard. I’ve about had it with them destroying every tree we’ve planted and wondering just what will keep them away … obviously the coyote and our dog aren’t deterring from their ‘buckrubbing’ ways. I’m about to go on the offensive and consider using an illegal lead slug to their heads!

As you can see, they’ve destroyed several of the trees we’ve just planted.

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  • Jacob E

    My uncle’s put up fencing before using 3 metal posts and I’ve also seen him use large diameter conduit to protect his trunks from deer damage. Just a suggestion.

  • Thanks Jacob.

    My brother (nursery guy) also said that the tallest fence I can afford was the best option. Suggested that I not go too tight around the branches as the wind can batter them against the fencing.

    My wife is looking for that plastic spiral wrap you mentioned … and I’ve priced the fence but being a cheap-skate didn’t buy yet.


  • Nicole Ripsy

    Much love for this blog. I’m going to purchase my dad the Nixon Fluro! I hope he enjoys it.

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