flyfish1 Try Paintball Gun
How about a painball gun? A friend's father said it worked like gangbusters. It scares the deer and does not hurt them.
My friend borrowed the weapon last year but we could not find a nearby paintball outlet that sold paintball "shells" ammo.
But this season the deer are a lot tamer and are causing a lot more damage in mid-day on front lawns. So we will give it another try if that paintball gun is still available.
I'm surprised nobody else has volunteered this solution.