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Deer Management 101: Beginning a DIY Fence Project

Posted by Jennifer Smith on 5th Jul 2016

You've had it with the deer destroying your crops and flowers. It's time to call in the reinforcements. Well, you've come to the right place. Deerbusters has many types of deer fences including poly deer fences and metal deer fences in all sizes for lawn and gardens. But, which one is right for you?

Poly Deer Fences plastic deer fences are lightweight but extremely durable with breaking strengths ranging from 650lb/sq.ft. to 1,400 lb/sq.ft. They are built to last for up to 20 years. There are two brands of polyprophlene deer fencing: Trident deer fences and TENAX deer fences. The UltraMax deer fencing is the strongest poly deer fencing option available on today's market. Featuring thicker strands that will resist the stretching and sagging that may occur with time in similar fences, UltraMax fence has a breaking load of 1400 pounds and a life expectancy of at least 30 years. Trident Deer Poly Deer Fences have been trusted to protect lawns, gardens and farms for over a decade. These fences are attractive to those looking for an alternative fencing solution because they’re made of semi-rounded strands, making them lightweight, durable and nearly invisible. The flexibility of this material makes the fences easy to store, install and repair. Moreover, Trident Poly Deer Fences are reinforced at the bottom with tightly woven mesh, meaning small critters are less likely to chew their way through. Whether you want to enclose a small vegetable garden or a sprawling orchard, you will be able to find the Trident Fence that bests suits your needs.

TENAX has been producing plastic materials for over 50 years and is the largest manufacturer of plastic fencing in the United States. The advantages of TENAX Poly Deer Fences lie within the thick, rounded strands of mesh that are fused together during the manufacturing process. These cylindrical strands are extremely tough, and are more invisible than flat or semi-rounded strands. The strength of the material reduces the likeliness of stretching and sagging, and the rounded shape of the strands allows wind to pass right through, minimizing the risk damage from the weather.

TENAX Elk & Large Animal Fencing is the strong, yet affordable long-term solution to heavy elk damage in a large residential or commercial area where feeding patterns have been established and competition for food is high. Elk and Large Animal Fencing is the strongest poly elk fencing option available on the market currently. Featuring thicker strands that will resist the stretching and sagging that may occur with time in similar fences, Elk and Large Animal has a breaking load of 1400 pounds and a life expectancy of at least 30 years.

Metal Deer Fences

Deerbusters offers three different metal deer fence options: Steel Hex Web Fence, Welded Wire Deer Fence, and Fixed Knot Deer Fence.Metal deer fences are chew-proof, weather-proof, and will not rip or tear. Metal Deer Fences are a reliable option, and offer a simple barrier around your property that won’t be harmful to people, deer, or other animals. The fences are also designed to be non-obstructive, so you won’t have to worry about them blocking any views, or becoming an eye-sore.These fences are designed to last between 20-30 years!

Steel Hex Fences: Steel hex fences are recommended for use as a small fence around a garden or flower bed or in conjunction with our poly fencing products to provide chew protection at the bottom of your deer fence. Rodent fencing is easily attached to our poly fence with our hog rings and self-locking ties. Deerbusters recommends that you use rodent fencing with your poly fence if you are experiencing high deer pressure or significant chewing from small animals.

Welded Wire Fences: Welded Wire fencing are ideal for protecting gardens, orchards, farms and landscaping. You can even put it up around your pool as it meets pool code! Made from galvanized steel, this type of fencing is rust-resistant, weather-resistant and sturdy, making it a great investment for any property. Welded wire fencing by Deerbusters is a professional solution to deer problems and other chewing critters. This fencing combines both virtual invisibility with the benefits of chew proof steel.

Fixed Knot Fencing: Fixed knot fencing is the strongest fencing product available on It is made of high tensile steel wire that, due to its high carbon content, is stronger and lighter than other types of agriculture fence.The sturdiness of this fence is evident in the reduced amount of posts required to hold the fence firm and straight—only one post need be placed every 20 feet on your fence line. These posts are solid pine and 5-6 inches in diameter, adding to the overall strength of this fence. You can expect your fixed knot fence installation to last between 20-40 years.

We hope that we have answered your questions to the fullest. Please contact to purchase the right fence for your property. 

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