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Old Feb 9th 2018, 04:51 AM   #1
 
  Dec 2017
  Indiana
Fencing in My Fence

Does anyone fence in around their pens to keep wild deer from being able to contact captive livestock? Any insight is appreciated.
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Old Feb 9th 2018, 08:42 AM   #2
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

Cervid: mule deer,whitetail,elk,goats,bighorn & stone sheep & Alaskan dahl sheep
I have double fenced my pens to keep nose to nose contact from happening.
I have now found out this really will not help you if you sell out of State like I have too. Seems many States will not take your stock if there is CWD in your county so this extra expense will not help you on sales out of State which I depend on. For that matter being in the CWD program for 18 years will not help you either as it gives no protection to you either from what I have seen on out of State sales.
Double fencing will not stop the spread of CWD from what I have read. Fact is you can bring it in on bought hay, birds and other mammals. It should stop pneumonia and some other viruses and bacteria.

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Old Feb 9th 2018, 09:10 AM   #3
 
  Dec 2017
  Indiana
What about deterring wild bucks from trying to spar/fight my pen deer? Thanks for the response, I see there are some struggles with selling deer as we signed up for CWD programs.
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Old Feb 9th 2018, 10:19 AM   #4
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Yes I forgot the buck problem. That does stop the fighting and fence damage. I'm about 12 feet from the second fence.
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Old Feb 9th 2018, 11:47 AM   #5
 
  Dec 2017
  Indiana
Are you 8' fence on the perimeter, I would assume at 12' wide you would have to be.
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Old Feb 9th 2018, 03:50 PM   #6
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Yes we are eight feet on fence.
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Old Feb 10th 2018, 01:48 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2017
  Royalton, MN
I have just started my farm and as we grow, we are putting up an exclusionary fence but we are doubling it as our runway as well. That allows us to save some space. Here in MN, if we have the second fence, it helps keep the DNR from touching us if they do find CWD in the area.
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Old Feb 12th 2018, 10:57 AM   #8
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  Jan 2013
  Cando, ND
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Are you 8' fence on the perimeter, I would assume at 12' wide you would have to be.
If I were to do everything all over again I’d put up at least 10’ fence. We have lots of wind when it snows and banks get pretty high along my fence. Last yr we had 60-70mph winds and 8” or more of snow at the time and I had 9’ drifts in my alley way. All of my bucks walked right over the fence and lucky for me the went into the doe pen. I also had shade cloth up in my alley and that was the culprit there so needless to say I took that shit down.

I started with 4bred does and bought some more 3yrs later from a guy that quit farming. I wish I wouldn’t of because now I have over 50 mouths to feed a day and I don’t have enough pen space. I need to sell some and get back on track with my business plan! They multiply very quick so keep that in mind and buy quality over quantity. Good luck
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