How High For Deer Fencing?
Posted on March 12 2019
Looking at the different types of fence for deer management can be overwhelming; but the first question most buyers ask is "How high should deer fencing be to rid deer from gardens?"
The best height deer fence is 7.5-8' feet high. The reason for this is simple: Deer have poor daytime vision, 20/100 in fact; and if they aren't sure what's on the other side of the fence, they are less likely to jump over it. Vision gets blurry after 7' feet high for a deer; so, it makes sense to go a little higher for garden protection.
While a 6' foot high fence may be appropriate for coyote control, a deer will be able to clear this height.
Yes, it's true that deer can jump well over 10 feet high. They are quite graceful animals; but they won't attempt a jump because of poor vision - unless they are sure they can clear the fence.