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for the last week i have been the target (or at least my deer have) of being put in positions of the nc-17 nature if you know what i mean. it has never actually hurt anything other that the look of my display, but it is really aggrevating to look out every morning and see it. i have tried leaving the lights on all night but that has done nothing. it does not help that this is the first year in my new house that is on a major road in town. but i figured it would be ok giving that it is the road the police station is on . and trust me they drive by my house frequently. but how can i attatch my deer to the ground so this will not happen again. the stakes that come with them are no help and the ones i made are almost a foot long don't do anything either

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I would try one or all of the below

1. Put a note asking the person not to do the dead because the ? do not like seeing it.

2. Put a trip wire that ether turns on or off the lights or sound an alarm.

3. Or do what I did and put up a flood light that comes on when the lights go out.

I caught some young girls doing mine. The driver dropped the car keys in the yard and they could not get away. I helped them find the keys.

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I use either tent stakes, driven all the way in with the "hook" on the stake over one of the deer feet. or ziptied to it.

Also use rebar or angle iron and ziptie the deer legs to it, usually just 2 per deer is plenty.

But, here's the problem. My deer can't just be picked up and moved because they are literally attached to the ground, unless you do it forcefully. Thus breaking the wireframe in multiple places, ripping apart the wires on the lights, and possibly loosing a limb alltogether... Yes, that's what happened to mine last year. I was less than impressed. Thankfully only once and it was a couple days after christmas.

So you have to chose between having them anchored so they don't fall over in the wind, yet can be pulled up without damage, or anchor them so they can't be moved, and just hope the kids give up when they try and they don't budge.

I have seperated my deer this year to prevent any of this monkey-business. Male in the front and female in the back yard. haha.

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I agree with Jason. I only use the stakes that come with the deer to secure them. I had similar problems in the past, wired the deer down and came out the next morning to find three damaged beyond repair. Surveillance, alarms or lighting would be my suggestion.

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how about surrounding the deer with dog crap so they'll get a nice surprise when they come around.... or do use a trip wire to dump paint on them or something. I would do something really mean, but that's just me. If theyre doing it every night, i'd sit out and watch!

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how about surrounding the deer with dog crap so they'll get a nice surprise when they come around.... or do use a trip wire to dump paint on them or something. I would do something really mean, but that's just me. If theyre doing it every night, i'd sit out and watch!

I am trying the motion lights first, if that don't work i guess me and my siberian huskey will be waiting. i have actually made it two nights without anyone messing with them since i put them up. and it is great not having to set them up every day because it has been cold and i am really not that into the winter temps myself. as for the dog crap i love the idea but i really don't like it in the front yard there is already more than enough in the back!!!!

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