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Create a BASIC Deer Fence: INTRODUCTION AND CHARGERS

DEFINING YOUR FENCE


A deer fence on one line of posts can have one wire or more than one, and it can be baited or unbaited. If you plan to use more than one wire, don't make the fence very tall, and don't make it try to stop deer like a barrier fence. If the fence is very tall, a deer with its feet in the air will get no shock because it isn't grounded. And an electric fence set up with high and low wires to stop deer like a barrier fence won't be very effective--because weeds will grow up and touch its lowest wires, neutralizing the fence, and then deer will squeeze between the wires. If you need a fence that is really tall and/or really strong, you will do best getting a barrier fence from our barrier deer fence website.

A 1-wire baited electric fence will probably work well for a while, sometimes for years, until the deer learn to hop over it—at which time you may need to consider adding another line of posts or a barrier fence. We do not recommend running an electric deer fence on one line of posts over 600 feet, because the longer the fence the more likely the deer are to hop over it. Instead, if your fence will be over 600 feet long, consider getting a fence on two lines of posts, a barrier fence, or a low-key barrier fence combined with a low-key electric fence.

 

PRODUCTS FOR A FENCE ON 1 LINE OF POSTS

If you're going to create an electric fence on one line of posts using our materials, you need the following items: An electric fence charger, metal U-posts, fiberglass posts, insulators, fence wire (metal wire or polywire), hookup wire, connector clamps, a ground rod, deer lure and scent caps (optional), gate gear, a fence tester, warning signs, and installation instructions (available free on this website).

To follow these guidelines, read each section below and add appropriate items to your shopping cart. When you are done, if you are pleased with your cart's contents you can use it to make a purchase--either by placing your order on the web or by calling us at 508-888-8305.

 


Fence Chargers for Shocking Deer

Deer are not easy to shock. You need 2+ kilovolts to reliably shock a deer on its nose or tongue, 4 kilovolts to reliably shock it through its coat. And you want to give it enough of a jolt so that it learns quickly to stay away from the electric fence, before it begins to think about jumping over it. Therefore, you need a moderately strong charger (we recommend a power of 1 joule, preferably 2). 

The 0.5 to 3-joule chargers below will reliably shock deer with a baited fence. The AC chargers need hookup wire (a long enough length to reach from your nearest AC outlet to the fence). The battery-powered chargers need sizeable amp-hour deep-cycle battery (not included). The 0.5 joule Parmak solar-powered charger (more expensive) comes with everything you need, while the 3-joule system does not include a battery, so you need to get a 75+ amp hour deep cycle battery to go with it. If your fence is within 250 feet of an AC outlet we strongly recommend getting one of the AC-powered chargers.

AC-powered Chargers

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Battery-powered Chargers


Solar-powered Chargers


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