Deer Fence Materials + Tools


Deer Fencing Materials 

FENCE

  • Use a measuring tape to measure fence line.
  • For every 100 feet of linear fence an additional 10 feet of fence is needed.

CABLE

  • For every 200 feet of linear fence an additional 10 feet of each cable (top, middle and bottom) is needed.

POST KITS

  • Flat ground: one line post kit for every 10–14 feet is needed
  • Hilly/moderate turns: one line post kit for every 8–12 feet is needed
  • Hard corner/ends: A heavy duty post kit (ss 20) is needed; the next line post on both sides will need to be approximately 7 feet away.

TREES AS POSTS*

  • For each tree, 3 eye-lag screws and an additional 15 feet of 8 gauge nylon cable and 1 large gripple is needed. *If a tree must be used as a post, we recommend our trees as post installation method. 

GATE KITS

  • Gate posts are included in gate kit unless otherwise noted or requested.
  • Gate kits do not include fence to cover gate. You will need to plan for additional fence to cover gate.

GROUND STAKES

  • One ground stake is needed any time the distance between posts is greater than 8 feet. We recommend 18 inch rebar ground stakes, unless you have extremely hard or rocky soil.

CABLE TIES

  • Approximately 50– 14 inch heavy duty cable ties for every 100 feet of linear fence are needed.

CABLE GRIPPLES

  • A cable gripple is needed for every cable termination.
  • For every 200 feet of fence, 4 large gripples and 2 medium gripples are needed.
  • We recommend ordering a few extra gripples to have on hand.

HOG RING CLIPS

  • 300-400 hog ring clips are needed for every 100 feet of fence. We recommend 3/4" hog ring clips.

OPTIONAL MATERIALS

  • rubber cement for securing posts caps to posts.

We offer all of these items in our deer fence shop.


Tools 

NECESSARY TOOLS FOR DEER FENCING:

  • Post Driver

  • San Angelo digging bar

  • Dewalt Compound Action Long Noise Pliers

  • 9-inch magnetic level

  • Wematic hog ring gun

  • Cordless Power Drill Drive (3/8 inch)

  • 11/64” drill bit

  • Small sledge hammer (3 lbs)

  • 9/16” wrench or deep socket

  • ½” wrench or deep socket

  • 3/8” magnetic driver

We offer most of these items in the deer fence tool section of our store. These tools can also be found at most hardware stores.


RECOMMENDED TOOLS FOR DEER FENCING:

  • 100 or 250 foot measuring tape

  • ¼” drive socket adapter (for deep socket power tightening of nuts)

  • 5/16” drill bit (used to pilot holes for tree fastening)

  • 10 lbs. sledge hammer (Collins is a good brand)

  • Post-hole digger (standard size)

  • Tool belt (one sided, deep pocket)

  • Cordless Sawzall tool

  • 6” metal cut off Sawzall blade (medium metal teeth)

We offer most of these items in the deer fence tool section of our store. These tools can also be found at most hardware stores.