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Problems with Deer

Most people enjoy seeing deer in the wild. But the reality is deer can be very destructive to gardens, orchards, and landscaped areas, particularly in foothill and coastal districts where nearby woodlands provide cover. Mule deer, Odocoileus hemionus, and blacktailed deer, O. hemionus columbianus, are the two most common subspecies in California.

Below is a set of publications developed by the Master Gardeners of Central Sierra to help deal with deer in the landscape along with an IPM Pest Note.