[NAFEX] Re: deer fence
rwspal at earthlink.net
Thu Sep 9 12:57:57 EDT 2004
On Sep 9, 2004, at 8:14 AM, Deb Schneider wrote:
> You might consider electric fence. Premier offers several types of
> fence that should work to keep deer out.
> http://www.premier1supplies.com. We use electric mesh that is around
> 4 foot high and it usually keeps the deer out of our pastures (they
> investigate it with their noses and the shock scares the heck out of
Thanks for the link to the electric fence supplier.
I'll look into that electric mesh. I've already begun construction on
my 7' high wild game fence, of 12 gauge wire, 6 inches apart vertically
and horizontally. But I may add an electric component around it at
about nose level, just to keep the animals further away. The deer and
other animals are quite aggressive out here, and a one or two wire
electric fence isn't too effective. I've tried to chase deer away and
they've charged me, so that's what we're dealing with - no fear.
Besides being a barrier to deer, the fence has to also keep out the
wild pigs that come through the area and root up everything in their
path, including small trees. An electric fence doesn't have much effect
on a wild pig, other than irritate them, at which time they tear down
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