Hi Bill,Try laying some brush or limbs over the sang after it comes up (or even before). Just to make it not so excessible to the animals. If it sets right out in the open, it is easy to get to. If there are other things for the deer to get to and there is something in their way, they will usually take the \"path of least resistance\". So just a few branches, laying across the patch (so they would have to put their head into the brush to get to the sang) will sometimes protect it. Good luck.
PS. Early season venison is another way.