Deer Repellents and Fencing

Barbara Adams
Sun, 09 Oct 2011 22:58:28 PDT
A double fence is the best one taller than the other about 4 to 6 ft apart
they are afraid of the middle ground they are not sure if they can jump both
get confused after awhile they don't try.

zone 9
Latrobe Ca

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On Behalf Of Richard Haard
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2011 5:49 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Deer Repellents and Fencing

We have seen deer jump over 6 foot fence. We tried electric fence with hot
wires alternating with ground wire, 6 inch spacing, and the deer leap
directly at the fence passing through in a moment. Much money spent here
protecting our 30 acre nursery. Finally, we put up a 8 foot plastic fence
designed for elk, completely surrounding our 30 acre field. This worked only
after we staked down the bottom of the perimeter fence to the soil. On a
deer trail, and distracted by a predator a deer will crash into the fence
and break through the stiff plastic fencing. It must hurt because is
unusual. We solved by placing flags in the fence at these places. Where
ground is higher beyond the 8 foot fence the deer can still jump over. 

On regular basis they somehow get in. This requires a deer roundup and
herding to an exit gate. We have installed a cattle guard at our entrance
and deer will not cross. It is a prefabricated reinforced concrete unit.

In another field, for protecting a seed crop we build a bird net box around
blooming plants. This works very well. Also simply laying loose birdnet on
top of the plants  much reduces the damage. Deer get tangled and stay away.

Bellingham, Wa.
On Oct 9, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Rodger Whitlock wrote:

> Difficulty and caveat: I've only *heard* this and can't vouch that it's
> Anyone able to comment?

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