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Keeping Deer From My Garden

Q. I would like to know if there is any way to keep the deer from getting in my garden without hurting them?

A. Tall fences – above 6′ – work well.

Some folks believe mountain lion or tiger feces will also repel them. I’m not sure about this because my garden is only 100 yeards from the Big Cat House at utah’s Hogle Zoo, and I’ve had 7 and 8 deer in my garden at one time.

A Border Collie, or other trainable dog can also probably discourage them, if the dog will be willing to stand guard all night.