Electric Fencing For Deer

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Electric fencing for deer is a safe, economical and long lasting alternative to non-electric and dangerous barbed wire fencing.

FenceFast offers a range of electric fence options that cater for the specific needs and unpredictable nature of deer. Select from permanent (high tensile) or portable (mobile)fence systems below.

Choose the solution that best suits your situation. We’ll be happy to assist you contact us 

High tensile fence for deer

Deer fences should be fitted by experts. Deer can jump high, and are flight animals. FenceFast specialises in game fences, and offers solutions that are both proven and safe. These fences are also used for protecting crops, such as wheat or barley, vineyards, or field of vegetables. .

Our advice
Looking for a professional permanent enclosure for deer or to protect your crops against deer? Then use High Tensile.

  • Longest lasting most durable 
  • A longer distance between posts is possible, which means you need less material. Can be stretched tightly with tensioners and tension springs
  • Use tension springs to deal with temperature fluctuations (shrinkage and expansion);
  • use Gallagher Line Posts 

For Deer a 3 joule or larger Fence Energizer is recommend. 

Fence Configurations - Deer​

Deer can do major damage to crops or newly planted plants, stripping them down to the ground. The best way to put a definitive end to this is erect an electric fence. A slant fence has been used for many years to protect orchards and nursery crops.

For Higher pressure applications a properly constructed and maintained 7-wire high tensile electric fence powered with a large quality Energizer has proven to keep deer out of croplands.

Permanent Deer Low Pressure 7-Wire Fence Specs:​

# of Wires:
7
Fence Height:
55.5"
Line Post:
Fiberglass Rod Post, or Gallagher Line posts
Spacing:
45'
Line Stay:(2 per post)
Fiberglass Rod Post
Spacing:
20'
Bracing:
H-Brace (10' min width)
Wire Type:
Hi-Tensile
Polarity:
Hot/Ground
Polarity:
Medium Tension, Tight Wire, No Visible Sag (150 lbs)
Applications:
Wildlife exclusion fence for Deer

Lower pressure applications in such cases where there is alternative food sources and your intent is just to keep wondering curious deer from entering an area the following system can be a lower cost permanent alternative.

Permanent Deer Low Pressure 4-Wire Fence Specs:​

# of Wires:
4
Fence Height:
55.5"
Line Post:
Fiberglass Rod Post, or Gallagher Line posts
Spacing:
45'
Line Stay:(2 per post)
Spacing:
Bracing:
H-Brace (10' min width)
Wire Type:
Hi-Tensile
Polarity:
All Hot or Hot/Ground in poor earth ground situations
Polarity:
Medium Tension, Tight Wire, No Visible Sag (150 lbs)
Applications:
Wildlife exclusion fence for Deer

Another alternative is to use a 3D effect fence. In this configuration the fencing is built on an angle facing outward when the deer approach they unsure how to jump such an obstacle, when they try to crawl thru the fence they receive a sharp but safe shock which discourages them from doing so. 

Angle Deer fence

 This same 3D electric fence application can be utilized in a portable system shown here., 

Mobile fence for deer


A mobile fence is ideal as a temporary or easy-to-move enclosure. It’s also suitable for subdividing large deer parks, or protecting your crops against deer. 

A Gallagher Food Plot Protector Fence allows you to achieve both forms of protection. The three-dimensional configuration keeps all species (including deer) out of the plot until it is ready for harvest. By removing the outside fence and changing the wire configuration of the inside fence, you will allow deer into the plot while keeping wild hogs and livestock out of the plot!

 

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