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Jeff Reiland
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Hi Grant,
Do you use any other methods than the tree tubes and high numbers of seedlings to protect them from deer? Anything like Holzer style Bone sauce? The commercial stuff needs reapplied so often and I don't know how 'permie' it is.
My dad's place, up river from you, is thick with deer. We harvest a fair number for meat, but don't affect the population or patterns enough to prevent browse damage.
Thanks!
Jeff
 
Grant Schultz
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Jeff Reiland wrote:Hi Grant,
Do you use any other methods than the tree tubes and high numbers of seedlings to protect them from deer? Anything like Holzer style Bone sauce? The commercial stuff needs reapplied so often and I don't know how 'permie' it is.
My dad's place, up river from you, is thick with deer. We harvest a fair number for meat, but don't affect the population or patterns enough to prevent browse damage.
Thanks!
Jeff


I tried some bone sauce from Zach Weiss and it seemed to work, but it's tough to tell in a big field with lots of other deer candy.

Biggest herd I saw last year was 21 deer, I did shoot three in five seconds once. We usually get legal depradation tags from the State of Iowa to shoot out of season, deer numbers have been down this year. We're hoping to add a few wires to perimeter fence and be 8' tall by New Years Day.

Keep eating locally raised venison!
 
John Wolfram
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Grant Schultz wrote:Biggest herd I saw last year was 21 deer, I did shoot three in five seconds once. We usually get legal depradation tags from the State of Iowa to shoot out of season, deer numbers have been down this year. We're hoping to add a few wires to perimeter fence and be 8' tall by New Years Day. Keep eating locally raised venison!


I've been thinking about deer depradation tags as well. Here in Indiana, you only need to show $500 in damage (which is roughly the fruit from two or three trees . What have your experiences been getting these tags, and do have any tips based on your experiences?
 
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John Wolfram wrote:
Grant Schultz wrote:Biggest herd I saw last year was 21 deer, I did shoot three in five seconds once. We usually get legal depradation tags from the State of Iowa to shoot out of season, deer numbers have been down this year. We're hoping to add a few wires to perimeter fence and be 8' tall by New Years Day. Keep eating locally raised venison!


I've been thinking about deer depradation tags as well. Here in Indiana, you only need to show $500 in damage (which is roughly the fruit from two or three trees . What have your experiences been getting these tags, and do have any tips based on your experiences?


The threshold in Iowa is $1,000 but the phrasing is something to the effect of "Has caused over $1,000 of damage or will within the next 12 months"
 
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