Deer fencing is a type of fence, sometimes called deer netting or deer fence, which is engineered to exclude or contain deer and or elk and can be poly or metal. Typical applications include:
- Preventing deer browsing (surrounding bushes for example like arborvitae)
- Surrounding a small area like a garden where deer can travel all the way around
- Creating backyard area (starting at a house, going into a backyard area, then back to the house again)
- Surrounding the complete perimeter of an area (along a complete property line) – this can include wide driveway gates to protect driveways or deer grates (concrete or metal slatted fixtures inset into a driveway that deer don't jump or step over, similar to cattle grates)
A deer fence kit is a selection of fencing, fence posts, accessories and hardware to build a complete deer fence to keep out deer starting from nothing.
Most of our deer fences are actual physical fences (not solely electric and cannot fail due to broken wires, dead batteries, etc). They are engineered to keep out many different animals besides deer, depending on the options you choose. They also make great pet fences to keep in dogs and with special no climb hardware, cats and other climbing animals. This type of deer fencing has been refined year after year with changes made via feedback from our customers and installers in the field. There is a lot of information out there cited from authoritative sources, for example from Clemson University: Managing Deer Damage - although the idea is good, helping farmers protect their crops, the way in which they suggest doesn't work well in our experience (a two tiered fence system). In fact, we have sold and they have installed our own fence system to Clemson here in South Carolina for deer exclusion.