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8' High Woven Wire Deer Fence

An 8' high woven wire deer fence is an effective means to diminish whitetail deer browse if properly erected and maintained. To attain the maximum benefits (increase species diversity, increase stocking densities and promote good stem form) the fence should be erected immediately following a regeneration harvest in accordance with industry standards. Depending on the objective of the site, a well-maintained 8' high woven wire deer fence can be very effective in excess of 5 years.

All fences erected for the Penn State Forestland Management Office are put out to competitive bid and installed by professional fence contractors.

View our 8' high woven wire deer Fence Specifications. (PDF)

Fence Pros:

  • An 8' high woven wire deer fence requires less maintenance than a solar battery high tensile wire deer fence, an 8' high woven wire deer fence should be inspected once a month
  • An 8' high woven wire deer fence reacts better to major damage, i.e. a wind thrown fence tree
  • No costly annual herbicide applications need to be applied along the bottom of the fence to control vegetation
  • Deer are less likely to gain access into an 8' high woven wire deer fence

Fence Cons:

  • An 8' high woven wire deer fence costs approximately $1.80/lineal foot to erect (more expensive than a solar battery high tensile wire deer fence)
  • People view the 8' high woven wire deer fence as less aesthetically pleasing than a solar battery high tensile wire deer fence
  • An 8' high woven wire deer fence is harder to dismantle than a solar battery high tensile wire deer fence
  • An 8' high woven wire deer fence can have a greater impact on the site during installation