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Introduction to Fence Planning

We will be pleased to provide you with a free quote (including a full list of materials) based upon your needs. Fill out our quote form or call us at 508-888-8305 to activate this service. At the same time, we realize that many of our customers would prefer to do their own fence planning. Therefore, we have set up these pages for assessing variables, looking at different possibilities, and coming up with your own list of materials. Should you have questions along the way, feel free to contact us by email ( or to phone us at 508-888-8305.

Plan Your Own Deer Fence

a well-planned deer fence

Follow the step-by-step fence planning instructions on these pages to create a list of the materials you need.  The process will place a complete list of deer fence materials in your shopping cart. If you do not wish to purchase these materials now, simply print out the shopping cart so that you will have an effective list of deer fence materials for planning, or else save the list in your computer by following the instructions in our plan completion page. Then remove the items from your cart. Detailed professional instructions for installing your fencing materials are available in our How to Install section.

Here’s a guide to the pages that follow:

Fence Rolls: Select your fencing. Choose between metal hexagrid and polypropylene fencing; and then, if you choose the latter, select from among the various polypropylene grades offered and decide whether you want a metal hexagrid skirt. If you want to keep out elk and don’t care if the fence is visible, consider our Elk and Large Animal poly fencing and also our 6 and 8-foot heights of welded wire fencing.

Fence Posts: Determine the optimum post spacing for your fence, the kind of post to use, whether you want to use post sleeves, and whether to use trees as posts.

Post Accessories, Tools, and Bracing: Calculate the number of brace bands needed (one per post, two per gate). Figure out whether you need one or more drive caps, a manual post driver, or a digging bar. Then decide whether your fence needs bracing, and if so choose between earth anchors and brace posts.

Top Support Lines and Gear: Decide whether a top support line is needed and whether it should be a metal tie wire or heavy monofilament line. In the latter case get tensioners and terminators. If you use a top support line, also select gear (a hog ring stapler and staples or nylon zip-lock ties) for attaching the line to your fencing.

Post Attachers: Get zip-lock ties for attaching your fencing to metal posts and/or U-nails for attaching it to wooden posts or trees.

Stakes and Flags: Get ground stakes for securing your deer fence to the ground and temporary warning flags to ensure that the deer see the fence.

Gates and Plan Completion: Select the gates you need and save or purchase the list of materials you have developed.

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To get a free quote and parts list, simply fill out the form below and press the “submit” button. You should receive your quote within two business days at the email address provided in the form. If we have questions, we will use the email address or phone number you provide to contact you. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 508-888-8305 (9-5, M-F, Eastern time).

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