Last year our strawberries were destroyed by the deer. They ate them off to the ground, as they were setting fruit. My wife said she raed someplace about putting up a fishing line aropund the garden to prevent deer.
This winter I drove stakes all around the strawberry patch and put up a 6 lb test fishing line about two feet high. The idea is that they do not see the line and hit it. It then scares them off. Our strawberries are giving us plenty of strawberries this year. I have found the line broken three different times where they hiy it, so I plan on getting at least a 20 pound test line. It still scared them off when they broke it and the plants have remained safe from the deer. I check it daily.