ldeloread
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ldeloread

LawnSite Member, from Shreveport, LA

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    1. Smallaxe
      Smallaxe
      There was a garden put in near the road on the edge of the forest and of course we used the deer fence, but had concern about rabbits... We tried the electric wire about 6" off the ground and it has been successful for 2 years now... :)
    2. Smallaxe
      Smallaxe
      I had to shorten my previous post, but I did save the following paragragh:
      I haven't tried replacing the woven wire fence with just another strand of electric, which would require the deer to jump the first wire and come down on the second... they will become 'TRAINED' to those types of situations eventually but I didn't think of that strategy until after my 4' woven wire was in place, so I haven't tried it personally...

      As long as I'm posting again there is another strategy that may work which I've never tried...that is 2 parallel wires 6' apart with a zig-zag wire running in between the 2... this makes a dangerous leaping landing zone as well... visibility for the deer is key for this strategy, but has no need for electricity...
      If you wish clarification on anything plz let me know...
    3. Smallaxe
      Smallaxe
      Hi Ideloread, I'd be glad to let you know what I've done with deer out in the open field... Scarecrows will not work and niether does sonic booms or lights on sensors... there are a couple of different things I've done and another that I've not tried yet, but is based on the same principle...

      I put up the 4' woven wire as normal and then about 7' in the air above it I ran a single strand of nylon rope/clothesline... this required that the deer jump through the area between the woven wire and the rope above... something that they never tried even once, that I'm aware of...

      I realize that it does not completely solve the 'View' issue so there is a way of eliminating the top rope with electric fence... you may back away from you 4' woven wire a few steps and put up a single strand electric fence of smooth wire as you may find in use for cattle...
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    I do not have a lawn-care business. However, I am an environmental educator who has just purchased 5 acres of land and need help in best-use practices.

    Outdoors, reading, camping and teaching