So we hope to plant more that a hundred native trees in the bare root season not to mention at least 50 apple trees in December, but there are deer in the Coilte woods abutting our land. We are told, lots. We have heard the non fence arguement, and its solutions and to be honest I don't like the idea of a fence so I listened: shoot one and hang it on the boundary - our vegetarian six year old would never cope, hang human smell on fences anything from clumps of hair (we do have plenty of that we are a very hairy family) to urine in leaking bottles hmmm... my personal favourite is LION POO! "Hello is this Dublin Zoo?" Although apparently you can get it dehydrated in the UK.
So we are looking into deer fence grants, as the cost of the trees seems a lot to risk on Lion poo or other scents.