I was reading in today's paper about a lady gardener, Allison Durst, of Vicksburg who made homemade "voodoo bags" to deter deer from her garden that has worked so far. Knee-high stockings are stuffed with 1/2 bar of Irish Spring soap, 1/2 cup of blood meal, human hair from her beautician and dog hair from her pets. These are tied and hung on a piece of bamboo cut from along the edge of her backyard. This is her own concoction but it seems to be working. The deer have not raided the garden as they have done in years past. This may be what it takes to keep deer out of your garden! Who knew that it would only take a "voodoo bag" to keep the pesky deer away.
A Dixie Lady Deer Hunter
Article by Fred Messina, editor of "On Target Outdoors" from The Vicksburg Evening Post on Friday, January 19, 1990. Photo by Bob Phillips.
Bob Phillips came up the other day with a photo of his wife Marian and a deer she got on Brown's Point New Years Eve. The deer was an 8-point with 16 inches of inside spread that weighed in at 190 pounds. A nice trophy in anyone's book. However, the tale Bob told is that this was Marian's fourth deer this year and he claimed that he would have done better than he did if he had not spent so much time hauling Marian's deer out of the woods. Come off it, Bob. We all know who the hunter was.