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A Deer's Diet

All deer are herbivores, which means they stay away from all types of meat - always. When available, deer eat fruits, nuts, acorns and plants. In the Fall, when some crops become scarce, they will nibble on grass (for livestock) and evergreens. Wintertime brings deer non-nutritional woody plants including leaves, twigs, fallen leaves and bushes.If attracting deer is at [...]

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Facts About Deer - Have You Heard?

FACT: The largest living deer is the moose. (Did you know they were even considered a ‘deer?’)1) Deer are located all over the world with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Barbary Red Deer are only in Africa, while other continents share many different types of deer. There are 47 species of deer including the elk, caribou, moose and wapiti. [...]

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How to Install Deer Fence

As the industry leader for deer fencing, Deerbusters knows that we have quality products that will leave a lasting impression – a well-built fence that keeps out pests and maintains your attractive garden. But, do you, the customer, know how to use the products we offer on Deerbusters.com? View the following Deerbusters deer fence installation guides that fit your [...]

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Top Plants, Fruits and Vegetables That Deer Hate!

For the most part, deer and humans share the same taste and smell pallets; and that is why they flock to our backyards. But, just like humans, deer have certain meals that they prefer not to touch. Read the below list of plants, fruits and vegetables that will turn away deer from your garden and will leave you with [...]

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Idaho Scope Out Deer with Doppler Radar Technology

Boundary County, ID: The Idaho Transportation Department has set-up Doppler Radar systems in high-traffic areas to locate deer and big game animals. The radar system being used in Idaho is connected to flashing warning lights that alert motorists to slow down if deer or big game animals are near the road within the radar’s range. (Click the link to view a [...]

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Vermont Scientists Find Malaria Parasite in White-tailed Deer

Ellen Martinsen, a 38-year-old researcher who splits her working life between the University of Vermont’s biology department and Washington, DC’s Conservation Biology Institute has found an eye-opening new discovery in Malaria research. White-tail deer have malaria. Who or what gave it to them; and how do we keep away from the parasite? What if mosquitoes [...]

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Your Strategy for Keeping Deer Away This Spring

Congratulations! You have survived winter and are ready to prepare for springtime gardening. With garden tools and the appropriate attire set out, you can see your beautiful garden now: the tranquil sound of an outdoor fountain flowing pass vibrant tulips surrounded by freshly cut grass. Brings a smile to your face just thinking about it, huh? Buzzkill alert: you [...]

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What to Do If You Find a Fawn

If you’re like our deer fencing company, you’ve heard that species of wildlife that abandon their young if they detect a human has touched it. This myth is false – partially. Some species of animals (mainly rodents, birds, and other wildlife) will abandon their young, but only if they feel there has been too much [...]

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What to Know About Chronic Wasting Disease

About Chronic Wasting DiseaseFirst identified in the 1960s at a Colorado research facility, Chronic wasting disease is an illness affects animals like white-tailed deer, elk, moose, and mule deer. It is considered a fatal disease that, if contracted, will attack the brain and spinal cord of the animal. Though the exact cause isn’t known, CWD [...]

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Preparing for Tick Season

Spring is in full swing, which means all of the bugs are starting to come out – including ticks. While many ticks are simply interested in a blood meal and don’t cause much harm, there are deer ticks that carry Lyme disease – which can be dangerous. It’s important to take precautions when you’re outside [...]

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