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Deer Attractants: An Approach to the Deer Damage Problem

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The authors discuss the possibilities of using "attractants" to lure deer away from conifer reproduction. Some examples of attractants discussed are: (1) molasses, other sweeteners, minerals, or trace elements which, when sprayed on plants, increase the plant's palatability to deer; (2) plants which are naturally highly preferred by deer; (3) supplements such as hay, pellets, or trees and large brush plants which are felled so that deer can feed on foliage that they could otherwise not reach.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Former Chairman, Division of Natural Resources, Humboldt State College

Publication date: 1967-08-01

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