DEER FENCE OPTIONS: INTRODUCTION
Deer Fence Options: Introduction
Deer Fence Height
Polypropylene Deer Fencing
Metal Hexagrid and Welded Wire Deer Fencing
Metal, Plastic, and Electric Fences
Deer Fence Posts and Post Spacing
Fence Anchors and Bracing
Post Tools and Cement Footings
Fence Support Lines
Deer Fence Stakes and Flags
Deer Fence Gates and Grates
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Deer Fence Options
This "Options" section helps you make choices. It fits between our "Information" pages that provide general background on deer fences and our "Plan Your Fence" pages that give specific directions for creating a list of the materials you need. We think this section is important because we offer many choices; and before you engage in concrete planning you should know what your choices are.
Here's (below) is a bulleted list of pages with tag lines. PLEASE NOTE: While each tag line gives some guidance, it is far from the whole story. So if you'd like to know more about the topic, click on the link and browse the page.
- Deer Fence Height: The best height for a deer fence is right around 7 feet, but we also sell supplies to make or repair fences with other heights.
- Polypropylene Deer Fencing: We offer many professional grades of polypropylene deer fencing, those most commonly used being Heavy Duty (Tenax C-flex) and Extra Strength (Tenax C-flex P). We also offer Heavy Duty Reinforced and Extra Strength Reinforced poly fencing that comes in rolls less than 100 feet long as well as in standard lengths.
- Metal Hexagrid Deer Fencing: This is the best deer fencing but also the most expensive.
- Deer Fencing Combinations: Full-height poly fencing can be combined with a short metal hexagrid skirt to prevent penetration of the fence bottom by small animals; and electric fences can be combined with barrier fences to increase the latters' deer-repelling power.
- Deer Fence Posts: Lots of posts will serve -- wood posts, trees, angle-iron posts, round metal posts, etc. The best type, length, and spacing of your posts depends on many factors, which are discussed.
- Post Bracing: You may or may not need to brace your corner, gate, and end posts. If you do, you will need to choose between earth anchors and corner/gate/end braces, the pros and cons of which are described.
- Support Lines: As with bracing, your deer fence may or may not need support lines. If it needs them, choose between metal tie wire (for short or curving fences) and nylon monofilament (for other fences).
- Stakes and Flags: Stakes and warning flags play vital roles, the first in securing the fence's bottom fold and the second in keeping deer from charging your fence blindly by advising them of its presence.
- Gates, Gate Openers, and Deer Grates: We offer lots of gates, all of which come in the form of kits that can be assembled quickly and easily. Automatic gate openers (which are expensive) and deer grates (which are very expensive) are also available.