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Bunnies Saved By Deer!

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Tried to do a bit of snowshoe hare hunting up north but had to call it off because the deer were just too much of a temptation for the beagle. Normally the deer have vacated the area by now and moved to the Loring deer yard. This time though, every evergreen swamp was a mini deer yard, totally trampled flat by deer. Never seen anything like it there in 30 years! I guess there's just not enough snow yet to fully trigger the migration to winter range.

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Does he normally run deer?

A year ago I would have said "no, absolutley not". But I've since seen indications that I've got to keep an eye on and nip in the bud. Didn't help this past weekend when the fresh deer tracks outnumbered hare tracks 100:1.

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An old trick is to tie a piece of deer hide to him and let him drag it around for a day or so. He will associate deer smell with an unpleasant experience.

Repeat if he chases deer again.

See if that helps

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An old trick is to tie a piece of deer hide to him and let him drag it around for a day or so. He will associate deer smell with an unpleasant experience.

Repeat if he chases deer again.

See if that helps

That was Jack McQuire''s old trick! R.I.P. Jack.

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