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Fencing out Javelina?

Posted by outdoor_andy 7 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 9, 13 at 23:23

I am building some raised garden beds in an area that gets roaming javelina. I am trying to build a fence that will keep them out at the shortest possible height. Electric fencing is not an option. I know they are not big jumpers, so how high do you think I would need to build a fence to keep them out? Thanks

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RE: Fencing out Javelina?

According to AZ Game and Fish either an *electric* fence or a 4' wall.

Here's a link to an article, you'll have to copy and paste to your browser window as it's not an http: address:

Keep javelina wild! - Arizona Game and Fish Department

Also, if you Google 'fence out javalina', there's lots of good info. Good luck!

RE: Fencing out Javelina?

My home is central to the territory of an extended Javelina family, so we're quite familiar. Javelina can climb a bit, and may be motivated to do so by the smell of sweet garden morsels. I agree wholeheartedly with the post above -- 4'. I also suggest a rather stout fence, as Javelina are quite strong and may test your efforts to what degree they're able. We use wrought iron bolted to concrete.

RE: Fencing out Javelina?

We moved into our retirement home in Cottonwood a year and a half ago. We have javelina here also. They used to roam the yard at will, and they destroyed my garden the first year we were here.

Last spring I fenced it off with 4' industrial grade chainlink fence and burried the bottom of the fence approximately 4 inches to discourage digging. All posts are set in concrete. Height of the fence ranges from about 3 '6" to 3' 8"..

So far, so good. I've seen tracks up to and along the fence, but none have gotten into the yard.

Gates can be the weak link You will want to bury rocks, a railroad tie, or build a small concrete sill or pad to keep them from digging under at that point.

Have fun. :-)

RE: Fencing out Javelina?

Thanks to everyone who replied. That gives me a good idea of what I am up against.

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