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My buddy has a family of deer (well a couple does and a couple fawns I don't think he's ever seen a buck) that visits his rose bushes and eats everything green (he's now gonna try an electric fence) a few times a week. He lives on a cul-de-sac that butts up to a large privately owned area on Perdido Bay. Near Tarklin Bayou

Wondering if the deer wander far, or stay in the "neighborhood"
 

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My buddy has a family of deer (well a couple does and a couple fawns I don't think he's ever seen a buck) that visits his rose bushes and eats everything green (he's now gonna try an electric fence) a few times a week. He lives on a cul-de-sac that butts up to a large privately owned area on Perdido Bay. Near Tarklin Bayou

Wondering if the deer wander far, or stay in the "neighborhood"

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They will not travel to far from an easy food and water source. Path of easiest resistance is my personal opinion .
Now I feel it's a different story for a mature buck following the sweet scent. He could travel miles every hour in his search



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Not sure how far they travel but he might want to try this possible alternative.

http://www.ehow.com/how_7405599_deter-deer-irish-spring-soap.html

I visited Jefferson National Cemetery last year and they have a large heard of nearly tame deer on the grounds that eat everything. They hang bars of Irish Spring soap from the small trees and around shrubs to keep the deer from eating them. The Grounds Foreman said it worked pretty well.

http://www.stltoday.com/gallery/new...n_ae2cc51e-f441-56de-8d8a-78bdeac76ecb.html#2

The deer eat the grave flowers right after they are laid down.
 

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Universities have done studies putting radio collars on deer in research studies. The core areas are generally about one square mile but bucks will travel up to 5 miles to search for a hot doe.
If they are comfortable, with water, food sources and poontang nearby, they will stay pretty close.
 

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According to my buddy, the "Irish Spring" thing worked for a couple weeks, then not at all.

He's tried motion sound devices, sprinkler turning on with motion, so far the deer win. Even if he walks outdoors about 50' away the deer are okay, till he scares them away.

Jim
 

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Well, it's an "older neighborhood" Most neighbors think they're cute.

My buddy puts up with them.

I won't say he'd like to seem them gone, but...

Jim
 

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I would be glad to introduce your buddies deer to Mr. Mathews.

I'm just a pm away....
 

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Can't fish but I know deer;)

Yeah. Typically a mile. But within that mile if there is no pressure and a food source there would be no reason to leave. Would you?
 

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Get a good, rifled barreled Airsoft gun. They're made for people to shoot each other so no one should mind him shooting the deer. They'll hopefully learn that it's uncomfortable to eat from his yard.
 
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