Deer – Distraction
Q: Deer have ruined my garden for the last two years. Would it be wise to put out something to distract the deer, such as a feeder?
A: You’d like to think that deer would be polite and avoid your garden if they had other food nearby, but this will not happen. Wild animals behave according to the “carrying capacity” of the area they’re in. If you provide food, more deer will come to your garden area. Somehow they communicate to each other that your spot can host more deer. More deer means more damage to your garden, it’s as simple as that. Your best choice is an electric fence. Details at (BROKEN) Deer Control – Electric Fence