Deter Deer Naturally with Coyote Urine

Deer are one of the most if not the most prevalent garden pests  on the North American continent. In the winter time, deer try to eat bark and shrubbery from expensive ornamental trees and bushes. In the spring and summer, they try to make a feast of tender seedlings and mature garden produce. Depending on what part of the country you live in, the battle can be unending.deer damage

Up here in rural Maine, we mostly have to worry about deer bothering our summer vegetable gardens. We only have a very short growing season and nothing is more devastating to the avid gardener than to go out to the vegetable patch one morning and see little gnawed off nubs where lush greenery used to be. I know we certainly get a lot of requests from gardeners and landscapers alike for help in this area.  In fact way back in 1986, when predatorpee was born, deer were one of the first problem pests that our products were used for. What product is that? Well, as you may know here at, we rely heavily on the predator-prey principle. It is a concept that makes lots of sense and has proven to be effective.

So, if we have a deer(the prey), we need to figure out the predator. A little research and the answer presents: “In Southern Canada and several states in the United States, including Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina and Pennsylvania, the most common predators of white-tailed deer are coyotes, followed by bobcats. Coyotes that used to live primarily in the American West have extended their territory ranges and have moved eastward. Since then, coyotes have played a major role in reducing the deer population, as they specifically attack fawns born in spring.”

This information combined with field tests and customer feedback have led us to conclude that Coyote Urine is the answer to the deer problem. But, you say, “there are no coyotes anywhere near where I live, why would that scare a deer?” Good question. The answer is that the fear of a predator is instinctual(thus hardwired in) and not dependent on actual proximity or exposure to said animal. But, you don’t have to take my word for it. The comments below are from actual predatorpee customers.

“I have been a happy customer for eight years now and continue to buy your product and tell my neighbors about it.” Kris

“I have ordered from you before and the product works well. Keeps the deer out of my garden.” Frank

“Thank you. I appreciate your help. BTW, your product has worked extremely well for me last season, and so far this Spring. The uneaten by deer crocuses are a testament to the efficacy of CoyotePee.” Reynolds

Don’t wait! Be prepared for the growing season. Click here for coyote pee and here for application instructions.

Until I find more words …The PeeMan

Ask the PeeMan: Deer Problem

I have read that having an editorial calendar is an important part of blogging. Well, my calendar is a little screwed up this week and Wednesday’s Ask the PeeMan is on Saturday. Deal with it blogosphere.

Q. I am experiencing a  deer problem, they are eating my flowers!  I have always made a point of only planting flowers that are not their favorite.  I spray bitter cherry on the plants & it has deterred them up until this year
Strange, because we had a warm wet winter & there seems to be lots of other choices for them. The flowers are mostly in container pots, so I am thinking that the the granules might work best, as I can sprinkle directly on the soil. herten-5I see that you recommend Coyote to keep the deer away.  Guessing that Mountain Lion would work as well?  Would one work better than the other, and/or are there downsides of one over the other?  IE: attracting Mountain Lions?

I have also just ordered some Deer Out.  It combines a bad taste with a peppermint smell that apparently the Deer dislike.  Do you think the Deer Out with its strong smell might over power the urine granules & negate its benefits? 

Suppose another option would be venison stew

Thanks for your time Mr. PeeMan!



A. Tracy,
CoyotePee is always my first choice for deer. The idea is to create a “pee-rimeter” a little ways back from the food source. That way the deer will get the scent of the predator before the attraction of the food source is too much to resist. The inherent problem with taste deterrents is that it requires the deer to already be in your garden! The PeeMan likes to prevent them from getting there in the first place. Predator Urine can attract same specie predators if they are already in the area. Here are some links with more info:
KJ The PeeMan

Just to clarify there is only one PeeWoman even though she cringes at the title – my beautiful bride of more than forty years.

Until I find more words. . .The PeeMan


Ask The PeeMan: Deer, Deer and MORE Deer

Wednesday means Ask the PeeMan – the weekly feature where The PeeMan shares questions that real customers have asked and provides his pee-rrific answers.

I live in a lovely Gorham neighborhood, in the last house on a dead-end street, surrounded by woods.  For five years, I’ve had only occasional problems with deer but this year — after the lightest winter in history, go figure — it seems the word is out.  Deer are coming right up to my family room windows and have stripped a yew, a holly, and two arborvitae.  These are… *ahem* were well-established plants that have survived harsh winters and two big, rowdy dogs, so it broke my heart to see them defoliated.  I generally have a live-and-let-live attitude about these things but in this instance, there are plenty of other nutrients in the immediate area, so I didn’t see the humor AT ALL.

My question is this: there are quite a few coyotes in the surrounding area and the deer don’t seem to be in the least perturbed by their presence (or mine, or that of my loud German Shepherd).  Does this mean that I should consider using, say, wolf urine instead of coyote urine?  My personal preference would be a flame-thrower but I’m pretty sure there’s a municipal code that prohibits it… regrettably.

By the way, I came to your website by way of my vet’s recommendation.  She has chickens and relies on your products to keep them safe, which I thought was a wonderful endorsement.

Thanks in advance,

With coyotes in the neighborhood, we do recommend going with WolfPee. It has the added benefit of not only keeping the deer away, but the coyotesherten-5 too! Here is the direct link. Thanks for finding us…send me the name of your vet, so I can thank her.

KJ The PeeMan

Until I find more words . . .The PeeMan

My Kind of Reality Show – PredatorPee Unleashed Episode 1

Greetings from the North woods!

Ok, we have had some serious chill this week up here! A couple of days it only made it into the low 30’s! Well, I shouldn’t complain since I choose to live here.

Anyway, moving on – would you believe that I received another email from a different production company based in New York about a PeeMan reality show?!! I just don’t understand why people would want to sit around and watch me and my family sell, package and ship animal urine. I mean – I think my job is great and definitely fodder for interesting conversation, but I wouldn’t want to sit in front of a screen watching me or anyone else do it.

I do actually have a worthwhile contribution to the “reality tv” craze. The following is a video of “real” live deer reacting to our 100% CoyotePee. Talk about drama! These deer want nothing to do with the scent of one of their feared predators. But, the whole point of reality tv is to see it, not read about it – without further ado – PredatorPee Unleashed – Episode 1

Stay tuned for more episodes.

Until I find more words. . . The PeeMan

The Deer Will be Ready for Spring, Will You?

Well, up here in Maine, the snow is still on the ground and more supposedly coming this weekend. But, one thing I know is true – spring will come! It will come sooner for many of you – lucky dogs. The deer will be ready to make up for lost time and looking for unprotected gardens and flower beds. Well, the PeeMan doesn’t want the fruit of your hard labor nibbled up by pesky deer again this year. Our 100% original, undiluted, quality CoyotePee is the solution. Just set up a Peerimeter around your garden using our handy 33 Day Dispensers or Scenttags and coyote urine, and beat those deer to the punch this year. But, as I frequently say, you don’t have to take my word for it . . .

If you want another testimonial, count me in.  I was honestly skeptical of your claims, especially after reading over and over that NOTHING keeps deer away.  I took a chance 2 years ago (going into my 3rd growing season with it), and I haven’t had one deer in my gardens since.  They decimate my neighbors’ flower beds, and during the winter went after their evergreens.  I’ve watched them wander towards my raised beds and stop dead in their tracks for a minute, then back off and go the other way.  It’s fantastic.  One of my avid gardener friends thought it was gross to hang bottles of pee in the yard (I think it’s gross to plant 400 tulips and never see even one bloom because the deer ate them).  After losing almost everything she planted last year, she came over asking to buy a bottle from me.  That’s why I need more!

Joy Breese

Just another satisfied customer and protected garden. Well, I will go back and stoke the fire and begin the long wait for spring in Maine.  The PeeMan