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Surviving Deer Attacks

Jennifer Smith

Posted on August 07 2018

Deer usually do not go out of their way to attack humans unless they feel threatened. Like all animals, we keep our guards up until we feel the risk of injury over. 

Doe, being nurturing and protective of their young, will attack humans if they get too close to their fawns. Because deer give birth in late spring, this is when most deer-human encounters occur. 

Do not turn away from a deer, if the deer strikes. Most deer attacks usually occur from behind. Instead, make yourself appear large. Stand tall, and wave your arms. Unleash a dog on the deer as a distraction. 

To keep deer away at home, install deer fencing at 7.5-8' feet high. This will protect family members and pets from deer attacks and will deter other wild animals from approaching landscapes.