Deer Fencing Fast: 7 Easy Steps To Find What You Need!
Step 1: Choose the Type of Fence You Need:
Determine the height of the deer fence you will need. Choose from heights of 4, 6, 6.5, or 7.5 feet and from mesh holes of 1.77-inch x 1.96-inch (best for deer), 1.75-inch x 2-inch (good for deer), or 0.75-inch x 1-inch (best for smaller animals). Make note of the height and mesh you need.
Step 2: Determine How Much Fencing You Will Need:
Measure the linear footage of the perimeter of the area you want to protect. Use a tape measure or a measuring wheel to get the total linear footage. Make note, and now you can choose the fencing you need.
Step 3: Determine How Many Posts You Will Need:
Calculate the total number of posts you will need by dividing the total linear footage by 20. You will need one drive cap for every 15-20 posts you use. Besides standard posts, we also provide corner/end posts that are conveniently available as a 2-pack kit.
Step 4: Determine How Much MonoFilament Line You Will Need:
Calculate the amount of monofilament line you will need by multiplying the total linear footage x 2. We recommend monofilament line to keep the mesh attached to the top and bottom of the fence. While you can use 12-gauge monofilament line for our standard flex fencing, we highly recommend the 8-gauge monofilament line for all sizes/types of mesh fencing we provide. Figure to need 7-8 self-locking ties for each post including corner, end and gate posts.
Step 5: Determine What and How Many Accessories You Will Need:
Add one round black tightener (#MIS1071) per line of monofilament wire per side. Therefore, 4 sides and 2 lines of monofilament wire per side translate to you needing 8 total tighteners. Use the sleeves (#DEE8082) to secure the monofilament wire on all corners and ends with 1 crimping tool (#DEE8039) to crimp all the sleeves.
Step 6: Determine the Number of Bottom Ground Stakes You Will Need:
Take the linear footage and divide it by 5 to know the quantity of bottom ground stakes you will need.
Step 7: Don't Forget the Access or Driveway Gates:
Check out the sizes of access and driveway gates to know what is available so you have easy access in and out of the deer fence.