Tazman - Yes they do eat grapes. Seen them graze on my Granny's vines numerous times, until she started hanging aluminum pie plates around them. I'm not sure if they left because of the reflection, noise or motion in the wind, but they didn't come back.
As a Professional Chef I can see a great market for Venison "marinated on the hoof"!<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle> Plant some nice Cabernet Franc grapes right next to some fresh Thyme plants and maybe some wild garlic! Yummmmmy! We can get other chef's to pay top dollar for this "pre-marinated venison" and then you can afford that Muzzy!<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>
Dido on jerimiahajacobs comits , my uncle has a problem with them in north florida eating his muscadines , if it was'nt 10 hours from me I'd cure that one real quick ! They also love blackberries so you might plant some of those also as they require little maintainance .
We all have different oppinions , if we did'nt the world would be a BORING place
Wear a full harness and tie yourself to your tree !
Take a kid hunting or fishing .
Nocks , the most overlooked component .