Female Urine (human)
by Sandi Blair
I had read about coyote urine to deter deer, and I thought why not try human urine. Is's cheap, and most households have an unlimited supply.
I live in the woods, and we have whitetail deer that can hop over an 8-foot fence, and before I started using this method, they seemed to think: "What a nice lady for planting such a variety of salad." They will eat anything, including monk's hood (monk's cap) which is very poisonous. I sprayed it aound my beds and on my flowers, and they left them alone until it rained. Then I had to spray them again.
Of course I can't spray it on my vegetable garden or fruit, so I "pour" it around the outside perimeter of a 4-foot fence that encloses my garden, and they leave the garden alone. The first time I did this, in fact, it was quite hillarious. I didn't have the fence up yet, so I just sprayed the urine around the part of the garden that wasn't planted yet. When I got to the part of the garden I had planted, I "poured" the urine aound it. When a deer came along, he sort of sniffed the part I had sprayed, but when he got to the part where I had poured the urine, the deer shook his head like he was in shock and took off like lightening into the woods. Wish I had it on camera.
You may say "gross" but when you live in an oak forest that produces deer food (acorns), you do whatever it takes. By the way, be careful which way the wind is blowing.