I just read the following thread:
It was the one titled "Tell me about your best deer scare devices" from this past summer.
I wanted to ask about other ways of dealing with deer, and since I'm not strictly thinking scare devices I thought it better not to resurrect that thread. As for me, I don't have deer trouble closer to the house, and for the trees around the pasture so far I've just been fencing individual trees while they're young and pruning all the lower growth for trees mostly out of the reach of deer, but I was helping a friend prune his newly established orchard yesterday, and I told him I'd research options for his newly planted orchard that has already suffered significant deer damage this winter. So, 3 questions for starters:
(1) What are my options for living deer fences (like the 12' deep thicket of blackberry brambles that Planatus mentioned in the other thread)? I'd like to hear more thoughts and details on that general concept.
(2) Is there anything like the concept of a cattle gate (the kind you drive over) that could be used for deer? This comes more from thinking about Scott's situation. I'm wondering about anything that would lie more or less flat on the ground and could be picked up for mowing. I know people that have run fishing line all over their gardens just to make the deer uncomfortable, but I wonder if something like that could work if used just around a perimeter. Of course, grass growing up through it would complicate things, but in a context like Scott's regular mowing might not be a big deal.