Frequently Asked Questions

 

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

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


Will a partial enclosure of my property 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 can a deer jump? What height does the fence need to be?

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. How can I fence this?

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 will not recommend cutting corners or using materials that are not the strong enough for your situation.


Can I install this 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 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.


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.