(NW Arkansas, USA)
Make a deer repellent out of Irish Spring Soap bars - Cut each bar into 4 pieces. Stick the pieces on a small stake (bamboo) or use a drill to make a hole in the 1/4 piece and then hang from fruit trees.
The smell that make you feel "fresh" is very offensive to animals. They last at least a month unless you have a lot of rain. Locally I buy 6 or more bars for $3.00 so it's cheap and easy solution.
Use a very sharp and thin knife to cut it and save all your flakes or scraps from drilling. They give you a little extra initial coverage around the plants you want to protect. Without this my wife's Hosta's would all be stumps.
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