We have been installing deer fence for about 25 years and only once did we see a deer clear an 8’ high fence. Generally, deer will only attempt to jump higher than 5’ when they are scared or startled. A deer will always try to go through rather then over a barrier. We have even seen them get down on their sides and wiggle under a fence.
We have installed deer fences up to 9’ high and as low as 5’ high–in certain situations. You can also use two fences side by side to act as a deer barrier. Use this set up in situations that require a lower fence. You can even angle fences to deter the deer from entering. Install a 7’ angled fence at around 40 degrees or so, then install a 5-6’ fence about 2-3’ from the base of the angled fence. This can act like a higher fence without sacrificing your view.
Remember, there is always a solution to your deer damage, Do not rush to conclusions on having to install a super high fence to eliminate your deer issue. Deer will rarely jump higher than 6’ to get into a fenced in yard. Do your research to find out about your options.
Any questions about fence height or other deer fence topics, please feel free to contact us.