Is there any legal way to shoot a deer in your yard?
Somebody told me that there was some kinda law that allowed you to shoot deer in your yard even if it is not deer season.. Does anyone know of this.
They are eating up my garden..
I could definitely use the meat too.
I am not an expert. I know that some predators can be shot if they are going after your livestock. As deer are NOT predators, I would look up your state's game laws to be sure it is legal before shooting a deer. Perhaps a call to your local game warden, and a request for a handbook?
Call your local game warden and ask him. Some states will give special permits for them if they are eating your garden. In the meantime try putting a string of fresh yarn around the garden. The kind you knit with. Works for some as the don't like the dye smell. Good luck. Sam
Employ the Three S Rule.
It has worked for hundreds of years.
Before you risk that, you might want to find out the amount of the fine that would have to be paid if you were caught. It varies so much even from county to county in our state. In our area you can get a agricultural permit.
Coax that king-sized rodent out into your driveway and run the sucker over with the car. :baby04:
Never any questions asked if'n a car did it.
hitting it with a car works sometimes, but doesnt always kill them. they need to hit it with the car and then shoot it to end the suffering. I have even had them hit near our place, and them rascals run off the hiway into my garden where I then had to shoot them.
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How big is your garden? Have you tried a fence? We live across the road from a state game refuge that is full of deer. Even though we see deer in our yard every single day, the deer never bother our garden onaccounta it's fenced.
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Louisiana is pretty hard-core about hunting. If I remember correctly, it's the only state that has a clause in the state constitution specifically guaranteeing the right to hunt.
I believe that you can get Landowner Anterless Deer Tags for offseason on your private land. I don't recall all the details but a friend of mine did that and hunted the deer that were overgrazing his land. Not sure if that works in all settings. Check out: