DEER FENCE KITS: ABOUT OUR KITS: WHY YOU SHOULD BUY FROM USAbout our Kits
How to Choose a Kit
Buy a Kit (Our Kit Catalog)
This page tells about our kits. If you’d like some help choosing a kit, go to our how to choose page. Or else, if you’ve already made your choice, go directly to our kit catalog and purchase what you want.
The Best Kits, Best Height, Right Parts, Low Cost, Wide Selection
Whatever your aim and whatever your budget, we’ve got the right kit for you.
Metal Hexagrid Kits: These kits are strong, nearly invisible, deer-proof, invulnerable to small animals, low-maintenance, and far longer lasting (20 years or so) than any polypropylene fence. So they’re our first choice; but they’re expensive (circa $5.50 per foot).
Affordable Polypropylene Kits: Most of those who prefer poly kits are seeking affordability. So we feature poly kits with angle-iron posts, which are good cost-effective posts. For a few more dollars we replace them with more appealing round posts that require no maintenance; and (on longish kits) we offer both our professional grade (“Heavy Duty”) poly fencing and stronger “Extra Strength” poly fencing. Prices range from roughly $2.00 to $3.50 per foot.
Poly Kits with Rodent Barriers: If you’ve got woodchucks or rabbits, count on them to make small holes in polypropylene deer fencing (any poly deer fencing), and count on your deer to force their heads into those holes, enlarge them, and break in. To prevent that we offer kits with 2-foot widths of metal hexagrid “rodent barrier” at the bottom. These kits typically go for $3.00 to $4.50 per foot.
Seasonally Removable Fences: If you don’t have rabbits or woodchucks and want to remove your deer fence in the off-season, get one of these poly kits. They come with removable posts in sleeves and a weed barrier that keeps grass and weeds from growing into the fence bottom. Prices are in the range of $3.00 to $4.00 per foot.
Taller Fences: As explained below, we don’t see the point of 7.5 or 8-foot deer fences, being convinced that 7 feet is plenty. But some people want taller fences; and it’s easy to convert fences with rodent barriers into taller fences. You just use slightly taller posts and raise the poly fencing. So we do offer 7.5 and 8-foot poly fences with rodent barriers. Prices range from $3.00 to $5.00 per foot.
Swimming Pool Fences and Elk Exclusion Fences:We don’t offer kits for these fences, but we do provide all the parts needed to build them, plus guidance on how to install them. We also provide free quotes, including a listing of all the parts needed for your specific fence. (See elk fencing, swimming pool fences, quotes on elk fences, and quotes on swimming pool fences.)
The Best Height
We've seen outlandish kits on the web -- anywhere from 3 to 10 feet high -- with the alleged aim of deterring deer. Now, deer will jump 3, 4, and 5-foot fences with alacrity. Sometimes they'll even jump 6-footers. But they'll hardly ever jump 7 feet or more just to get to browse. So a 7-foot deer fence is what you need, and that’s what we provide. (For more on 7 feet being the best height see more on deer fence height.)
The Right Parts
We make sure all our kits have the right parts. You can find out precisely what’s in each kit by clicking on its description. Some highlights:
Fencing: Our kits use metal hexagrid fencing (super strong), Heavy Duty Polypropylene (Tenax C-flex, 60g/m, strong), or Extra Strength Polypropylene (Tenax C-flex P, 80 g/m, stronger). These latter are the same poly grades (with 1.75 x 2-inch mesh) employed by professional poly deer fence installers everywhere.
Posts: We use angle-iron posts for economy, round metal posts for most purposes, and round metal posts with drive sleeves for seasonally removable fences. We also respect standard deer fence post spacing used by professional installers, allowing for about 15 feet between posts on metal hexagrid fences and 20 feet between posts on poly fences.
Brace Bands: All our kits with round posts use brace bands to ensure the fencing cannot slide down the posts.
Earth Anchors: All our long (200, 300, and 330-foot) kits use earth anchors along the fence line to brace the fence against snow loads and other sideways stresses. These anchors are positioned so that none of their attachment cables hang outside the fence line.
Weed Barriers and Sleeve Plugs: Our seasonally removable kits include a weed barrier that prevents weeds and grass from growing into the fence bottom. They also come with plugs for covering the tops of metal post sleeves, so that water won’t get into the sleeves in the off-season, once the posts have been removed.
Zip-lock Ties: We provide plenty of zip-lock ties (at least 7 per post) for attaching the fencing to the posts. These are either heavy black nylon zip ties with 120-pound strength or (for metal hexagrid fences) black stainless steel zip ties that will last the life of the fence.
Ground Stakes: Each kit comes with plenty of ground stakes, at least one for every six feet, to stake down the fence’s 6-inch bottom fold and prevent deer from nosing under the fence. These robust foot-long metal stakes have a sharp point for easy insertion, a kink to resist removal, and a hook at the top to catch the fencing as the last inch or so of the stake is being inserted.
Warning Flags: These white ribbons warn deer of the low-visibility fence’s presence. Tie the flags on at a height of 3 feet when the fence is first installed, and cut them off four months later after local deer have become accustomed to the fence.
- Accessories: Some products are not included but may prove useful, so we offer them separately. They include:
- Manual Post Driver: This great tool allows you to drive in angle-iron or round metal posts quickly and conveniently without scaling anything taller than a 2-step pantry stool.
- Tie Wire: This top support line is provided with our metal hexagrid fences. It isn’t needed for poly fences under 500 feet long, but may be desired because it makes the fence look straighter and neater at the top. If you get it, also get strong nylon zip-lock ties and plan to use one zip-tie per 1.5 feet of fence to attach the tie wire to the top of the fencing.
- Gates: We don’t include gates in our kits because we don’t know the number and width you want or whether you plan to build your own. But we carry a large collection of good-looking affordable gates separately on our gates pages. They include access gates 3 to 7 feet wide and driveway gates 8 to 16 feet wide in heights of 7 and 8 feet.
Our kits are the best deer fence bargain you’ll find anywhere. That’s because they’re really well designed. They’ve got all the parts you need but nothing more – no outlandish height, no extra posts, no fat. So we can afford to set our prices lower than anybody else and we do.
We offer roughly 30 kits. Because we focus on the best (7-foot) height, those kits cover a lot of ground. In case of really strange conditions, ask us for a custom quote and we’ll be glad to provide it. But most people will find a kit among our wide selection that is well-suited to their needs.
A mature white-tail can jump between 12 and 15 feet into the air. But it won't do so unless it's panicked. That's because it's not really sure of its landing place, and a deer with a broken leg has slight chance of survival. So Nature tells it not to do it, and being a creature of habit it obeys.
We took our initial 7-foot cue from a leading professional installer, a deer fence expert with over 30 years' experience, who always installs a 7-foot fence unless the customer insists otherwise. And we have good evidence to back him up. When we started this website in 2001 we featured "anti-jumping insurance," posts and lines for extending the effective height of a deer fence up to 3 feet. Many customers buying regular 7-foot fences from us asked for it; but we advised them to put their regular fences up first, see if they needed the extenders, and call us back. They took our advice and installed the fence without extenders. As for calling back, Guess what? Nobody ever did.
That's why nearly all of our many kits are 7 feet tall. We offer a smattering of 7.5 and 8-foot kits because some people really want them; and while they cost a bit more, they don't do any harm. But we don't sell 6-footers because they are prone to occasional failure. Instead we focus on the 7-foot height that is the gold standard in the trade.
Most deer fencing, both metal hexagrid and assorted professional poly grades of deer fencing, comes in 7.5 foot widths. That means you can protect the fence bottom with a staked-down 6-inch bottom fold and still make a 7-foot fence. And since the deer really want to go under the fence, not over it, you can protect the bottom well, still have the ideal 7-foot height, and save money by not having to build a taller fence. It’s the best possible solution.