how high can deer jump?

katnip_ct(z6 CT)April 7, 2008

I'm thinking about installing a plastic mesh deer barrier. Would 7' high be enough? Also how far apart should I put the fence posts in (those green metal ones)? Thanks for your help.

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ronlarimer_zone7

Deer CAN jump nearly any fence but 7' would likely make them not want to. The thing that actually would keep them out is a sloped fence with some distance 30'.

    Bookmark   April 16, 2008 at 1:38PM
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mersiepoo(6)

I actually kept them out by stringing twine on poles, created a visual barrier and they stayed out.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 10:59PM
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