Frequently Asked Deer Fencing Questions

 

Here is some typical winter deer damage– you can even see their tracks. 

Here is some typical winter deer damage– you can even see their tracks. 


Do I really need a deer fence?

If you notice deer in and around your property and have frequent damage to your plants– you are a good candidate for a deer fence. Over the years, if deer continue to damage your landscape it becomes harder and harder for your plants to regenerate themselves. Deer scat and ticks can also be a health issue including lyme disease, especially in over populated areas.


I only what to enclose part of my property, will your system still work?

Yes and No, let us explain: In some cases installing fence to re-route your deer can eliminate some of your damage, if this is done you should install the fence in a way to make it more difficult for the deer to access your property. It is best to understand and locate the most frequently visited sections of your property and try to divert the deer from these areas. If you want to keep them out 100% you should enclose the entire area you want to protect, even if this is only a partial area of your property.


How high should I make my deer fence?

Deer are quite athletic and may be able to clear up to 10 feet of height if pushed to do so. To get into your yard they will never jump that high. Deer will always try to go through or under your fence if they are trying to get access to your landscape. We have been very successful over the last few years with a fence height of 7 feet. This type of fence makes it very difficult for the deer to gauge just how high it really is, because of this the deer tend to never try and jump into the enclosed area.


Can I fence the property perimeter without closing off the driveway?

You can, but eventually the deer will find the opening in your driveway. The best solution is some type of driveway gate system, especially in snowy areas.


My property has special areas such as terrain changes, rocky ground and water crossings. Does your deer fence system work for my situation?

With the proper planning and design, every property can be completely fenced off.  If you have a special situation, the specific details can always be worked out through our customer service and knowledge with over 25 years of experience. 


How many and what size access gates do I need?

We usually recommend at least one gate system for every 500 feet of linear deer fence. Be sure to consider special gate situations such as mower or maintenance access when planning your fence.


How much does the average perimeter deer fence system cost?

Using the materials and installation technique we recommend– the costs for supplies is between $5 and $8 per foot. Our company does not recommend cutting corners or using materials that are not the strong enough for your situation.


Can I install your deer fence system myself?

Yes. We believe you can. Not only do we have professional customer service, we also offer free installation instructions for you to use.


Winter view of deer fence from 40 feet. 

How visible is this type of deer fence?

Not very much. The fence blends into the surroundings from as close as 20 feet. 


Does the fence require a permit?

Usually not. This type of fence is considered removable. Because of the low visibility of the fence, you generally will not need a permit or variance . If you are unsure, check  your local regulations.


What type of maintenance does the fence require?

Not much at all. After the first year, you can  tighten the areas of the fence line with the double bond, cut and re-attach method or end wrap technique. If a tree should fall on the fence and damage it beyond repair, that section would need to be replaced. We always recommend having some extra supplies on hand– especially an extra post, top cable and fence. During rut season, if a male deer should get caught up in the fence and tear it, that section should be repaired or doubled up with new fence.


What is considered a hard deer fencing turn?

Any angle movement in the fence greater then 15-20 degrees would be considered a hard turn. You can do up to 90 or even greater with the proper bracing. Remember our deer fencing system locks your brace pipe into the bottom of the next post , leaving no room for movement.


When should I use heavy duty deer fence posts?

We recommend using heavy duty posts in the following situations:

  • On all turns
  • Gate posts (supplied in all of our deer fence gate systems)
  • Over long stretches (in straight runs, use 1 heavy post per 100 feet of fence)
  • Any where you have heavy deer pressure by a crossing deer trail

How do I know what deer fencing materials to buy?

We have detailed information to help you determine what you will need for your deer fence project. You can also email or call us directly to discuss your specific fencing needs.


Why Should I buy my fence from The Benner Deer Fence Company?

  1. We offer the strongest and most advanced deer fence system available.

  2. We have the best materials at competitive prices with free shipping on polypropylene fence orders over $99.

  3. We carry and sell products that no other deer fence supplier does.

  4. We have over 25 years of product development, installation and maintenance experience.

  5. We offer installation help and instructions from professional installers.

  6. We have customer service for every deer fence situations.