[NAFEX] Fences for deer proofing
lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Mon Mar 2 12:22:56 EST 2009
I'm not sure that anyone even manufactures those old 'wee-burner'
type electric fence chargers anymore - too much danger of starting
fires - and electrocution.
For at least 20 years, and probably even longer than that, most
farm-type electric fence energizers have been of the high voltage/low
impedance(low amperage) type - the one I have here on the farm powers
about 10 miles of permanent HT fencing, and when everything is
'right', it puts out somewhere between 8,000 and 10,000 volts - the
'pain potential' is very high, but since the amperage is very low,
the danger of accidental electrocution is almost nonexistent.
I don't know your setup, but it might be preferable to put the
electric fence 3 ft outside the perimeter of your woven wire fence -
if that's a possibility. They like to have an unimpeded 'flight
path', and if they're having to jump the 'hotwire', 3 ft out from the
main fence, they might not have enough space to clear the woven wire.
Here are the folks I buy most of my electric fencing supplies from -
and they do deer/wildlife exclusion fencing, in addition to routine farm stuff.
At 09:37 AM 2/28/2009, you wrote:
> Since I can't legally build an eight foot fence, I'm seriously
>considering installing a 'weed burner' electric fence on the inside of my
>woven wire fence. When the deer jump the 30" fence, they land (on the
>inside) about 3' from the fence. It is my thinking that if they get a good
>jolt inside the fence, it'll send the message that pain is to be had inside
> Has anyone tried this?
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