- Mar 20, 2009
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- Southeast Louisiana Zone 9A
I'd love for you to help and so would most of the neighbors. The problem is that the guy that owns the land only allows people to take big bucks. No young males and no does. And those deer just won't leave his land during hunting hours. There are plenty of people here that could help the problem if they were allowed.Jared77 said:If I can get enough coolers Ridgerunner I can help with that deer problem
I think the way to manage that herd would be to thin out the does, the spikes, and the old mature trophy bucks. Leave the intermediate bucks to grow.
A few Decembers ago when I left for a few days to visit relatives, a buck rubbing the velvet off his antlers killed two young apple trees, severely damaged a third, damaged a couple of peach trees and a cultivar red maple. I've also had deer eat young trees pretty much to the ground, especially pear, cherry, pecan, and hickory.
If you look a bit to the west of the garden, you'll see a bunch of dots. Those are the 2x4's and wire pretectors I put around individual trees to protect them against the deer.