we had a lease years ago in western Llano county with an old homestead that was surrounded with about a dozen large pear trees. This was before anyone had "feeders" and the deer were thick around those pear trees when the pears started to fall. My dad had a couple of pear trees at his shop and he would pick up the bad fruit off the ground and put in a 5 gallon bucket to take to our ranch to dump out, they were usually gone within a day. We tried planting pear and fig trees at the ranch, but the deer kept them nipped off at the ground. We took some re-mesh (like you put in concrete) and made a 6-8 cage to allow the trees to grow for a couple of years to get established. We still have several fig trees down by the artisan springs where they got water during the drought years.
"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."