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10 years 4 months ago #476225 by Aquila
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Sounds like a labour intensive approach

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10 years 4 months ago #476231 by Cigar
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If you have a dog, taking it for a walk along the boundary in the evenings might help. The scent should deter the deer.

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10 years 4 months ago #476345 by Falcons Rest
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Being very active there at dusk and dawn might help; esp with a nice barking dog and noisy people. You could try hanging things that will rattle/chime/bang on the fence in any breeze, or maybe put a portable radio up there if you can water proof it?
With scent, dogs are useful, but humans can be good too - get the hubbie to pee on the posts?? Or nick his smelly (fresh worn) socks and hang them where the breeze will blow it to the deer.
With gun shot noises, a starting pistol makes a great bang, and any blood is a deterrent - the stuff from any defrosting joint would be a start?
Trying to think of non-lethal options if you like your deer alive. Though personally I'd have one for the freezer. Sorry - I love venison!

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10 years 4 months ago #476511 by poaka
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Jeez I've read some crap in this post :) They are wild deer used to blood ,rotting carcases, awkward fences , urine, dog smells etc.If you don't want to shoot them, remember they are noxious animals in NZ and very destructive, than get the gun out, wait for them and give them a few close shots. Do that a cuppla times and that will scare them away for a while until they realise that at 4am you aren't there than look out. Plus this time of the year the males are in velvet and the animals tend to hang around in clearer areas. I have the same situation where my grazing block is in Tokoroa.. Good luck.. wait til you get a small mob of pigs turn the paddocks over during the night [}:)]

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10 years 4 months ago #476512 by Falcons Rest
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poaka - There are more polite ways of disagreeing with others advice/suggestions/opinions. As Bev is not inclined to kill them, perhaps some constructive comments would have been more useful?
I agree shooting them is a more permanent way of solving it; however that is not an option here.

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10 years 4 months ago #476513 by igor
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Can't see any way to keep them out short of appropriate fencing. Do they eat enough to be worth bothering about if there are really only four animals involved?
Poaka raises a good point with regard to the wild pigs. When they wander out of the forest into your pasture they will do far more damage than a few grazing deer.

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10 years 4 months ago #476524 by bevhawkins
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I suspect these are escapees from the deer farm on the other side of my property. My sons and husband all hold shotgun licences but do not shoot animals, only targets. The paddock in question is my only hay paddock and four large animals do a lot of damage. With regard pigs in the years we have lived here there have been no sightings or evidence.

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10 years 4 months ago #476525 by igor
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Any chance that the owner of the escaped deer may be able to recapture them?

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10 years 4 months ago #476529 by LongRidge
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If they are escaped deer they should have AHB yellow eartags, and theoretically you are not permitted to shoot them. So if they do have eartags,get the owner to capture them. Hurry him along by suggesting that you will charge him for crop damage and loss.

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10 years 4 months ago #476539 by zellakanzx
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bevhawkins;479750 wrote: My sons and husband all hold shotgun licences but do not shoot animals, only targets.

there is no difference in NZ. an "A category" firearms license allows you to possess and use any "sporting" firearm - single, repeater or semi automatic rifles or shotguns.


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10 years 4 months ago #476545 by little red digger
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igor;479751 wrote: Any chance that the owner of the escaped deer may be able to recapture them?


An escaped farmed deer would not be reintroduced to a heard due to the possible risk of disease such as TB being brought in.

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10 years 4 months ago #476555 by Cigar
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LongRidge;479755 wrote: If they are escaped deer they should have AHB yellow eartags, and theoretically you are not permitted to shoot them. So if they do have eartags,get the owner to capture them. Hurry him along by suggesting that you will charge him for crop damage and loss.

Our neighbour about 15 years ago had a stray hanging around outside his deer-fenced area. He rang MAF and they told him he was allowed to shoot it, but if the owner was able to be identified he had to give them the option of collecting the carcase.

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