Elk or deer rubbing bark off 15-20 foot tall young hemlock tree to remove fuzz from antlers????

Asked October 27, 2020, 4:25 AM EDT

There is a brand new area where some deer or elk has nearly rubbed off an area 6 inches tall x 4 inches wide 4 feet off the ground from my 15-20 foot young hemlock. Will other elk or deer come and do the same? Would a motion sensor that turns on a sprinkler deter them? Thanks, Liz Freer

Multnomah County Oregon

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