These 8-foot welded wire deer fence kits with 1″ x 1″ square mesh create reliable deer fences with rodent barriers. Gates not included. Options include stronger 2″ x 2″ fencing, braces, and extra posts.
Products included in every 100 feet of each kit:
1) 100 x 8 feet of welded wire deer fencing with a 1″ x 1″ square mesh of 19-gauge galvanized steel wires coated with black pvc.
2) 100 x 2 feet of welded wire 0.5″ x 0.5″ fencing for excluding small critters plus gear for attachment to the 1″ x 1″ fencing so as to create an 8-foot fence with a 6-inch bottom fold.
2) Seven black galvanized steel posts with sleeves for a fence with a finished height of 8 feet.
3) Seven 1-5/8″ black vinyl post caps.
4) 9 strong 10″ stainless steel zip-lock fasteners per post for attaching the fencing.
5) 18+ foot-long kinked galvanized ground stakes to secure the fencing to the ground.
6) 10+ white warning flags to warn the deer away from a new fence at night.
7) Fence installation instructions.
ABOUT OUR GATES, BRACES, AND OPTIONS:
- GATES: No gates are provided with these 8-foot welded wire fence kits. Purchase your gates here.
- BRACES: We offer the giant corner and end braces provided by other sellers, but we regard them as expensive, ugly, and time-consuming to install. Earth anchors, as described below, provide much better bracing for deer fences and have none of these drawbacks. If you install them right, you don’t even need to have any attachment cables hanging outside the fence line (see below). And for fences with 4 corners you will save over $300.
- Mesh Sizes: These kits come with 1” x 1” mesh, but you can get 2” x 2” mesh instead. The 1” x 1” mesh consists of 19-gauge steel wires galvanized after welding and coated with black pvc. The 2” x 2” mesh consists of 16 gauge steel wires galvanized after welding and coated with black pvc. The latter mesh is stronger but more visible than the former and more porous to small critters. Both types are rated to have 25+ years of useful life.
- Earth Anchors: RECOMMENDED for all 8-foot welded wire fence kits over 100 feet long. These provide the best and cheapest way of bracing ends and corners. Get 2 anchors per corner and 1 per end (our gates come with their own bracing). Keep attachment cables from hanging outside the fence line. Do this by screwing the anchor in along the fence line, heading from the next to the last post toward the last post, and then securing the attachment wire to the top of the next to the last post. These anchors, which can be added in groups of 4, 8, or 12, come with attachment wire.
- Extra Posts: STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all snow-prone areas. Successive snowstorms can challenge your fence with heavy loads of ice and snow. The best way to protect it against possible collapse is by putting the posts closer together (about 10 feet apart) instead of using the traditional 15-foot spacing. Choosing our “extra posts” option allows you to do that.