Deer Repellents and Fencing

Rodger Whitlock
Sun, 09 Oct 2011 12:16:24 PDT
On 8 Oct 2011, at 11:50, Bob Rutemoeller wrote:

> We have found that a nice six foot or better wire fence has worked well.
> One recommendation for your fence design is to include a few gates in 
> strategic places.
> This will enable you to chase and allow the critters to find an exit if they
> find a way inside your garden such as when the driveway gate is open.

I've been told that while deer can easily leap a six-foot fence (mandating 
fences at least eight feet high to block them), they will not leap a fence if 
they can't see what's on the other side. A chain link fence with those plastic 
strips woven through the mesh, a solid wood fence, or a fence with a hedge just 
inside it would seem to fill the bill.

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

Rodger Whitlock
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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