For the last four years that I have been growing potatoes they have been the one and only thing that the numerous deer here have not chewed up. Never needed fencing or stinky deterrents for potatoes, unlike everything else we grow. Now, my current herd of dozen of so has developed a taste for potato vines. Pretty much every plant is only about half as high as it should be right now. Luckily the beasts only seem to like the younger leaves on the top of the plant and so far no plant has been chewed down entirely. I have heard people say before that deer will eat just anything if it develops taste for it, but why this year when plentiful rain and warmth has made the 100 acres of woods next to my property lush and full of food for them? Anybody else seen deer eat potatoes? Is the half-height vine still going to be sufficient to produce potatoes? I have over 1000 feet of potatoes, so fencing or spraying repellent is not exactly an option that my wallet would support at the moment. I can't even find enough people to hunt them here later during the season, as this is one license per person region and no rifle hunting allowed.