The Love/Hate Relationship with Deer

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I absolutely love having deer on the property. They are exciting to watch when the bucks are rutting and baby deer are so adorable. The herds found refuge in our backyard during the winter but now, as the snow melts, I’m facing piles and piles of deer poop! So much that I bought a dog poop scooper even though we don’t have a dog yet. Unfortunately, from everything I’ve read, it’s important to keep wildlife away from the farm not only because they will eat your profits, but because they carry diseases that could cause contamination or infect your farm animals. As I’m scooping and burying deer poop I’ve decided the new backyard fence can’t come up fast enough!