DEER FENCE INSTALLATION

TIPS FOR A PERFECT DEER FENCE INSTALLATION

Deer can jump very high, so an effective fence needs be at least 1,80 m. TENAX C-FLEX DEER FENCE is available in 1,80 - 2,30 and 3 m high.

Deer may try to go over, under or through a fence, so make sure it is securely staked to wood or metal posts and that it goes all the way to the ground. For optimum results use metal posts which should be buried 1 m deep.

When trees are in installation path, wrap the netting around the tree. Pull the fence tight before securing to supports. For additional support weave a tension wire along the top and bottom of the fence, securing it to the supports.

Deer are notorious for trying to push under fence! In order to keep them from getting in, be sure the fence netting touches the ground so that you can anchor it using metal stakes or by attaching a running length of wire end to end, securely fastening it to the bottom of the fence.

You will need to attach a long white ribbon onto the fence. This will allow the deer to see the newly installed barrier, and keep them from running into it. It is recommended not putting such ribbon on the top as this tells the deer the fence height. The ribbon should be left up for six to eight weeks. It is most important to place ribbon along areas of high deer traffic and/or time worn paths (we also recommend using a double layer where frequently traveled paths exist).

TENAX C-FLEX Deer fence installation

The effective deer-control solution!

 

installation of TENAX deer fence, outline the area to fence

Outline the area to fence
Place the posts at the perimeter corners. Then place the external posts along the imaginary perimeter line about 40 cm from the corner point and stretch a guide wire. The external posts help to make the position of the corner posts visible, even after it has been removed.

deer fence installation of the posts

Mark the position of the posts. Remove the corner posts and mark the points where holes will be dug for the EXTRA T POST and EXTRA ARROW bracing posts using chalk.

deer fence installation of plastic coated wires to reinforce the deer fence

Installing plastic coated wires. Strengthen the deer fence by pulling the plastic coated TENAX EXTRA WIRE through the holes of each post and fasten the relevant TENAX WIRE TENSIONERS. Leave the central wire free to move to allow it to match up with the mesh pitch when fastening.
For each wire, position the wire tensioners between the posts. Pass some wire in the specific wire tensioner mechanism. With the help of a pincer or a wrench, tighten the plastic coated wires.

installing the deer fence

Installing TENAX C-FLEX deer fence. Unroll the mesh along the posts. Start by unrolling the whole mesh and fasten it temporarily to the posts.

fixing the deer fence with Tenax metal wirefixing the deer fence with Tenax plastic ties

Fastening the mesh. Fasten the mesh to the wires and relative posts with the help of the plastic coated TENAX EXTRA WIRE or the FIX-TIE plastic ties. Pull and finish installing the mesh, checking that it is aligned with the posts and the wires are tensioned.

Install white warning banners. These should be placed about every 3 m along the fence, about 1 m off the ground. These are used to keep deer from accidentally crashing into the fence at night. This is not uncommon due to the low visibility of the fence and it being a new location that deer do not already know about.

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Deer Fence is a practical, and cost-effective method for protecting orchards, landscape and vineyards, as well as small areas and gardens.
Deer Fence is the most reliable way to exclude deer from areas that experience heavy deer traffic.

When possible, fencing should be erected prior to deer damage to prevent deer from establishing feeding patterns. Deer can be very persistent once they’ve established a feeding pattern, which can make excluding them very difficult.