Deer protection

Randall P. Linke via pbs
Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:51:05 PDT
When I lived in the Santa Cruz mountains in California it was impossible to
fence it because of the steepness of the slope and rocky soil.  I found
that running multiple lines of heavy monofilament fishing line around the
perimeter at various heights and also spaced so there were essentially two
to three fence lines spaced about a 1/2 meter apart was very effective.  It
was generally invisible to the naked eye and apparently deer are spooked by
running into something they cannot see, especially in the dark..

On Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 5:51 AM Johannes-Ulrich Urban via pbs <> wrote:

> Dear All,
> Having read so many times that there is a lot of damage caused by browsing
> deer, I cannot remember anybody suggested electric fencing. Is there a
> reason? Is it forbidden?
> Electric fencing is not obtrusive and relatively cheap to install. It can
> be fitted with a timer to avoid accidental contact during the day time.
> It needs to be properly installed to be effective. Here in Europe it is
> the only means to protect against wild boar. The lowest wire has to be 10cm
> above ground which is snout level of the boar. They learn quickly and will
> touch the wire only once......
> Shouldn't the same work with deer? At a different position of the wires?
> Bye for now
> Uli
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