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Deer Fence FAQ

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Depending on the type selected it is exceedingly strong with a breaking strength of up 700 lbs per strand.

The deer come up to the fence and when they are approximately 6 inches away they can actually see the fence. Deer have poor eye sight for black coloured objects.

Not normally. Deer are normally grazing and when they encounter the fence they will push it to try and get through. They will look up to see if they can see the top of the fence. At the 6 foot level the fence starts to disappear and at the 7 got level they cannot see the top. The deer are then afraid of the fence and will not attempt to jump.

No. We now use another trait of deer. With every roll of fence material we sell we include a pack of white ribbons which are tied on at deer eye level around the perimeter of the fence. When the deer pushes the fence the white ribbons move and the deer goes off to investigate.

Deer since birth follow there mothers white tail, so all male or female deer have been trained to follow white tails.

Deer follow the white ribbons around the perimeter of the fence trying to push into the enclosure. What the white ribbons are doing is training the deer to walk around the perimeter of the fence and being creatures of habit once they have created a new deer trail they continue to use it and avoid going into your garden.

If the deer do run into the fence they are usually stunned for a few seconds and bounce off the fence.

The deer will go round the fence in the inside trying to get out. When they get to the opposite corner from where they entered they panic. When they panic they will stand on their hind legs and beat the fence as hard as they can until they can break through. Please keep gates closed at all times to prevent this happening. If it does happen the fence can be a easily repaired.

Properly installed the fence can withstand very low temperatures, ice storms, heavy snow load and hot baking summers.

Unlike metal fence material our fence is very light and can be easily carried through rough terrain. A 330 x 7.5 foot roll of standard fence weighs 50 lbs. A 200 7.5 foot roll of heavy duty fence weighs 40 lbs. Compare this to steel game fence 330 x 7.5 feet which weighs over 400 lbs.

Large barbed staples can be used but these will be eventually absorbed into the bark of the tree.

Leaving the staple protruding about 1/2" for tree growth or use our EZ Mount clips which are screwed into the tree with deck screws and the EZ Clip has a flat back that is pushed out as the tree grows.

Yes wooden posts are perfectly satisfactory.

Yes inevitably for the home owner a hole needs to be dug or augered out. For a 7 foot above ground wooden post the hole needs to be 3 foot deep or more to prevent frost heave. The post then needs to be concreted into the ground or the hole back filled with compacted gravel. Finally wooden posts have a limited life and tend to rot at the bottom.

We supply steel post and sleeve system. Where the sleeve is driven into the ground then the long post is dropped into the sleeve.

A driven post is always stronger than a post in an excavated hole as the soil is not disturbed. The post is not subject to frost heave as it is in a sleeve and can move up and down. Our post are galvanized and painted so have a very long life expectancy.

The preferred method to withstand Canadian winters is to use our PVC coated wire fence ties. Alternatively zip ties can be used but they will break after a year or so with exposure to our extremes of climate.

The first pack of one hundred ties comes with the free tying tool.

Unlike steel fencing tensioning is done by hand. It is easiest if one person pulls the fence to stretch it while the other fixes it to the tree or post.

At a suitable tree or post fold the material just like a piece of cloth to affect the directional change. Attach the excess material with some extra ties.

Our nylon cable has a number of uses. It helps keep the fence vertical between supports in heavy snow load conditions. It takes the strain of tree limbs or trees falling on the fence. It enables greater distances between supports either to increase the post spacing and use less posts or to save on putting in a post between trees.

If the cable were silver or white it would create a contrast and be a marker for the top of the fence. The deer would be able to focus in on the top of the fence and then be able to jump over it.

Gripples are the simplest and best way to tension our nylon cable.

A Gripple is a directional device that has a sprung ceramic cog inside that grips the cable in one direction and let's the cable slide through in the other direction.

On trees the simplest way is to use our EZ Mount clips and just clip the cable into the slot already made for it. If using staples then drive in an extra staple, leaving enough space for tree growth.

Cable along the bottom can only be installed satisfactorily on level ground. If the fence is crossing a lawn then a bottom cable can be used to raise the fence a few inches above the lawn for cutting.

The cable can be threaded through the mesh but this is extremely time consuming and difficult at 7 foot above ground.we recommend attaching the cable to the mesh one square down from the top and using hog rings and hog ring pliers.

A like a heavy duty paper staple that is formed into a ring with the pliers.

One ring every 6 inches. Like staples these are small and easily lost outside so you do need spares.

Yes. Deer will try to go under the fence.

The fence material is 7' 6" and the bottom few inches is laid flat on the ground pointing out towards the deer. We recommend using our ground stakes every 5-6 feet between uprights.

We have a zig zag shape on the ground stake to give maximum grip in all soils.

No. You can use rocks or logs as long as the fence is securely fixed and cannot be lifted.

As will all fencing it is wise to walk around the perimeter of the fence at least once a year to check for any damage.

Usually caused by some large ground animal or rodent such as muskrats, beavers,porcupines, ground hogs etc. they just sit and chew sections of the fence blocking their path.

You cannot but you can add our chew guard to the bottom of the fence if you wish to keep these animals out of the garden.

Yes quite easily. It comes in 2 foot and 3 foot heights and can be attached with hog rings to the deer fence.

Yes just use our hog rings to patch to fix a patch to the hole in the fence.

We will replace any material found defective in manufacture but once installed, as we do not control the installation, we cannot be held responsible for wear and tear on the fence.