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Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Maine Deer Resistant Plants and Repellents

Plants Usually Not Preferred by Deer  University of Maine Cooperative Extension

Much ado about noshing, managing deer in the garden March 31, 2013 Maine, Press Herald
... Most experts say fences are the best defense, followed by repellents and other forms of "aversive conditioning" such as using decoys and noisemakers, and plant selection ...  double fencing... "You don't have to go up quite as high, but a deer won't jump over a fence if it doesn't see a clear place to land,"  ... Forms of "aversive conditioning" can teach deer over time to stay away from your garden by making them uncomfortable. These techniques include screaming, throwing things at them or using cracker shells, airhorns or other noisemakers.  A coyote decoy can work too ...