If I wanted to provide forage for my deer herd.
Feb 04, (Don’t Miss: The Ultimate Deer Hunting Property) Tree-Planting Tips. Plant trees in the fall. This gives them all winter and spring to develop roots before the hot and dry summer. Water during dry times in the first year. It takes a while for a tree’s root system to grow adequately to keep it nourished during dry periods.
Plant in direct Author: Michael Pendley. Treat trees and shrubs from the tops down, which is the pattern that deer browse.
Change repellents periodically so that deer do not encounter one repellent repeatedly and become habituated. Repellents produce a smell that frightens deer, like predator urine, or condition deer to avoid the plant by making them feel unsettled after eating it, like capsaicin.
Any cover or food source can be easily over hunted to the point that mature bucks will only use that area at night or will stop using that area totally.
Feb 03, Protecting Trees from Deer Rubs. Although there are a number of popular ways to scare deer away from gardens, a determined male deer in rut isn’t going to be bothered by a banging pie tin or the smell of soap hanging from your tree. To keep deer from rubbing trees, you’ll need a much more hands-on approach. Signs of Deer Damage.
Trampled or broken seedling stems and trunks stripped of bark are often indicators of deer damage from bucks rubbing their antlers on the tree to remove the coating of dead.
The blend and amount of fertilizer depends on the local soils and types of trees.
Many of the trees and shrubs planted in North Dakota are damaged to varying degrees by deer. Browsing or buck rubbing can severely injure, deform, or kill the plants. Impacts of deer browsing vary considerably from one location to another. The severity of browsing is affected by surrounding habitat, the number of deer, and the presence of alternate.