You must have some wimpy deer in your part of New York . . . or they don't want to get into your garden very badly. I've got electric fence all over my fields with the most powerful fencer on the market (New Zealand weed burner). Deere crash through it all the time and are constantly breaking it - thus letting my goats out. Deere never bother our crops much. They nibble on corn but it doesn't amount to much. Our big problem is coons trashing the corn, turkeys pulling up young corn plants when it's first coming out of the ground, and woodchucks destroying everything in our kitchen garden.