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How would an agricultural society keep deer out of their unattended plots?
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From:luna_puella
Date:December 15th, 2012 10:04 pm (UTC)
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I think deer generally prefer woodland, so they would naturally steer clear of farmland. And if not, some serious dry stone walling.
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From:merle_
Date:December 15th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
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Or just surround your property with dense woodland. That helps with erosion as well. (farms out here tend to do this; cheaper upkeep than fences too)
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From:nathreee
Date:December 15th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
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Fences are obvious. But scarecrows and windchimes are much prettier.
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From:cissa
Date:December 21st, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
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One book I'm reading has the home garden "fenced" by deer-attractive shrubs; the idea is to distract them.

Most farmers over here, though, seem to rely on the VENISON approach. And maybe electric fences.

If th4e society is low-tech, the guns and electric fences won't work... but then there will also probably be wolves etc. to eat excess deer.
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