Oct 4, 2010

Safe Haven :o)

If you are a hunter, you will not appreciate this post.  On the other hand, if you are a nature lover, you will like this.

I spent several hours clearing our marsh path, and since I needed a place to put the branches, I added to a natural copse.


The first picture is the backside view from our marsh path, the second picture is a straight on picture of the deer safe haven I enhanced.

If I was a deer, and the weather was getting colder, I would definitely hunker down here.  If you look close, you will see I actually put a forked branch under the crossing tree trunk.  I believe this will last for several years.

15 comments:

  1. I think that's a great idea....the deer need a dry place in the winter too. I love working outside during this time of the year, Linda in Washington (who's up way too late!)

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  2. This is great! Now, I hope you can keep any potential hunters off your property!

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  3. As a non-hunter, this was a fantastic thing to do.

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  4. Screw the hunters! Well done.

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  5. Good job, Ken! Maybe you will be able to get some great pictures of deer visiting your haven!

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  6. That looks like is would be nice for other animals and even people too.

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  7. Correction, a vast majority of hunters are nature lovers, part of the reason they hunt, that and food on the table. Many of us are nature conservationist too...uh oh, I was about to get on my soapbox. Step down Rhonda and take a breath.... Ok. I for one like the fact you didn't throw out the limbs as rubish. Too many animals benefit from fallen limbs. Enhancing the deer haven is great. But it looks like you my have covered a second exit. A deer might not lay there if it thinks it might get penned in. All you need is a hole in the back. If you can crawl through it, a deer can too.

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  8. Good for you. I LOVE seeing deer, out and about. Making them a haven is an honorable thing. I hate Bambi Killers.

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  9. Wouldn't it be lovely if some deer took up residency and you could get some pictures to share with us ~ what a great and thoughtful thing you have done ~ Ally x

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  10. Good idea ... looks very inviting. If you tried that in my neck of the woods, you'd end up with a few local loons moving in!
    Best,
    Marty

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  11. Bucko,That is a good ideal.Hope the deer take you up on your shelter.Be real cool if you get a picture of one sleeping in the shelter you made.
    Have a good week

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  12. P.S Just went back and read your comments.Sorry I almost said the exact same thing as Alleylifewithalley,I guess great minds think a like.

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  13. A post very much appreciated.

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  14. I am a responsible and ethical hunter AND a nature lover, and I love what you did. (And believe me, we hunters know the places that deer hunker down in.) And Rhonda is right; they do, like rabbits, like an exit hole if they can get one. But well done!

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