how to keep deer away from your hop farm

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Would you become a member of a cooperative which would be a hop farm for homebrewer?

  1. Sure, I would pay for it but not time to invest in.

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  2. Sure, I would be there whenever.

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  3. No I hate gardenning and I really love to go to the shopping center with my wife and/ or my mom.

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  1. BenBe

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    I made my own hop field. On a farm.
    8 different hops.
    But many deers.
    Saw 9 yesterday. At the same time. I wasnt drunk.

    Any hop farm dudes here, who could help me
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    how to keep deer away from my hop farm

    Cause our horses and cows really like hops leaves... So we protect hop plants from them. But deer can reach hop plants...
     
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    on fruit orchards here in aus farmers use gas cannon type things that are on a timer every 5 minutes or so they ignite with a big booom! saves actually shooting em o_O
     
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    I would put something to bait the deer in another area, a good bait is spent grain thats dried or unspoiled
     
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    243 does a real nice job on deer. Or you can just sting them with paint balls, either will drive them off quick fast and in a hurry.
     
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    Yeah...Choot'em!! :D
     
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    they scare easy just set up a proximity loud speaker, anything near by sets it off
     
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    some good ideas.
    In the real world, I will not shoot them. I will not add speaker on the field.
     
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    You could try a deer repellant sprayed on the area around the hop farm. Anything that replicates coyote urine will do. But you’ll have to spray it often.
     
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    I think I saw a recipe posted here. :D
     
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    Hmmmm. Coyote Piss Pale Ale
     
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    I'm with thunderwagn. Venison salami, sausage and jerky would be on the menu until I ran out of them pesky critters.
     

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    That was probably my best bitter recipe.
     
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    I've seen ultra sonic pest repellents but I don't know how well they work. Fences, noises or the coyote urine are probably the best bet. Maybe get a dog?
     
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    i forget what types of plants / bushes they were, but there's some that deer just don't like. not sure if it's feasible for you, but maybe planting a few of those around your hops?
     
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    Guess it never hurts to be prepared but have they even attempted to eat your hop bines?
     
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    Deer don't like sage
     
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