Polypropylene Fencing Elk 8×100 Feet (Extremely Strong): Use this extremely tough polypropylene fencing (breaking strength 1400 pounds per foot) to make an 8-foot polypropylene elk fence with a rodent barrier. (The rodent barrier is a two or three foot strip of metal fencing placed near the bottom of the fence. It prevents rabbits and ground hogs from gnawing holes at the bottom of the fence that deer or elk can then enlarge to gain entrance to the enclosure.)
You don’t need an all-metal fence, because this very strong polypropylene fencing will keep out elk reliably so long as the bottom is secure and small animals aren’t allowed to make holes near the bottom. Even this polypropylene fencing will not last as long as metal fencing. However, it should last 10-15 years, which is enough for many purposes. (Don’t believe the hype put our in some quarters claiming that polypropylene deer fencing will last anywhere from 20 years to as long as the pyramids.)
So, if you prefer polypropylene over metal, combine our tough polypropylene fencing for elk 8×100 feet with a metal hexagrid or welded wire rodent barrier of any height you like. Join these two types of fencing to create an elk fence 8 feet tall.
The choice between metal fencing and polypropylene fencing with a rodent barrier is yours. However, if you prefer polypropylene (we actually feel that our 2 x 4-inch welded wire fencing is a better choice), use this 8-foot tall polypropylene elk fencing with a 2-foot rodent barrier to build an 8-foot elk fence. That allows you to fold 6 inches of the rodent barrier outward toward the elk and stake it down (necessary to keep elk from nosing under the fence), and then to install 18 inches of the rodent barrier vertically on the fence, and extend your polypropylene fencing upward 8 feet.