Electric Fence question

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    I am looking at putting electric fence around a couple of my food plots that I will try to keep the deer out of so they don't mow it down like they did last year. What brand and what size of voltage have you used? Also are there other ways out there that people have tried and had success with? TIA
     
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    Electric fence rope or poly tape treated with peanut butter periodically. A wet nose/tongue will close that circuit real quick. Have seen it work effectively on large scale vegetable farms. Good luck either way.
     
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    How many acres will this secure roughly, with running multiple strands
     
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    I have been very successful with using off set method. 2 stands on inside and 1 stand outside. You must keep it tight and at correct height. Also fence it out from day 1 of planting.
     
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    As have I. ^^ A couple other notes...at least one of my strands is the electric fence "tape", I think that helps to make it more visual to the potential interlopers, but that is just my hunch. I had success keeping deer out of a bean plot that I know that they would have otherwise marauded all the way up to early November one year. Then my fence was getting knocked down some. I suspect it had more to do with accidental run-ins from deer being chased than deer trying to get to the beans, but again, that is an opinion, I was not able to confirm my suspicions with any actual conversations with any live deer. :)

    But the place where those beans were that year is a place where I watch multiple wild chase scenes every year, so it seems logical to me that is what was happening.
     
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    Yes..the tape works much better. 1in wide tape and if you twist it....it will flap in wind more and be easier to see.
     
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    This is going to depend on the shape of your plot, but this fencer is good for 25 miles.
     
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    Excellent. My fence is going to be about 3 acres total so I shouldn't be anywhere near 25 miles. Thank you guys for all of your input.
     
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    Bought this and got it up relatively easy. Yes its very shocking.
     
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    :D it will light you up! glad it was easy for ya!
     
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    Thanks for the advice.

    I had bought a tester but didn't read the instructions, my wife had, but she let me set it up wrong and dang did it wallop me. Glad she got a good laugh.
     
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    Here's the electric fence we put up. Walked around it this weekend and there aren't any tracks in the mud, so it must be working. I didn't get any pictures but will get one this coming weekend.
     
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    Looks good. You may already know this, but in case not...I see the grass growing between the inner and outer loops...if left to grow, it will short out your fence and reduce, or even eliminate, the charge. The last thing you want is a non-electric, electric fence. :) I would douse that area with gly and/or butch it short with a mower, but don't let it get too high in there. How big of an area is that?
     
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    We used the weed eater to eliminate most of that growth. We are going to spray it this weekend hopefully.
     
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    looks good, what charger did you end up with?
     
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    The one you recommended. Its lit me up twice now.
     
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