[NAFEX] deer fence cost
franc at oregonfast.net
Tue Mar 25 17:41:51 EST 2003
Lucky Pittman wrote:
> My favorite supplier of electric fencing materials, Premier, has some
> info on deer exclusion fencing at their website, but are not currently
> stocking materials for 'permanent' deer fence.
> I don't have any first-hand experience doing deer exclusion fencing,
> but from a cattle/horse/sheep standpoint, electrified high-tensile
> perimeter fencing is vastly less expensive to install and put up than
> any combination of woven/net wire &/or barbed wire, easier to
> maintain, and in many cases, has a longer lifespan.
> Gotta have a GOOD fence energizer. Mine cost me about $450 back in
> '95 - but it puts out 10,000volts when I get all the grounds/shorts in
> the fence fixed, and is rated to push 'juice' through up to 150 miles
> of fence. It really packs a wallop. A good electric fence is a
> psychological barrier, but I'm presuming to completely exclude deer,
> you still need some fairly substantial physical barrier as well.
My deer learned to jump right through my pure electric fence.
So I learned by experience that one needs a physical barrier for our
They learn fast.
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