One of the problems with excluding deer with fences or slash is providing access for humans. More correctly stated; providing fast, easily opened, and easily closed gates for humans. The originally planned gates while simple and…"
For some time after the deer trapped inside the 74-acre slash wall at the time of closure had been removed there was no sign of deer inside. However, October 25th, 2017 as the fall rut got going tracks were found inside that exclosure…"
"Complications: The first issue with using this plastic fence is that it needs support. For the smaller exclosures we built years ago we simple used T-post at about an 8 ft. interval. More recently we attached the plastic mesh to high tensile wire…"
"New wildlife issues with the plastic gates. There have been some new wildlife creating issues with the plastic fence gates on the 74 acre harvest slash wall.
Granted I have not noticed any issues caused by turkeys or porcupines. However these other…"
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