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Old Feb 14th 2016, 11:11 AM   #1
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
Who has used 2 rows of 4ft fence instead of 8ft. It is a lot cheaper on Total cost. Our regulations says you can do that. It has to be strapped together every so many feet. What are the disadvantages of use it??
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Old Feb 14th 2016, 04:11 PM   #2
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  Jul 2009
  Deer Park, Alabama

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It works for me
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Old Feb 14th 2016, 04:36 PM   #3
 
  Sep 2014
  Grant Park IL
That's how we did our first pen only because we got a great deal on 10 rolls of wire.we used hog rings every foot and it worked great no problems yet.
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Old Feb 14th 2016, 07:13 PM   #4
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  Apr 2009
  Vaughn, MT 59487

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I have had some set up like that for thirty years and have little problem with it.* Bucks can work the knots on field wire and make the holes bigger which causes some problems with fawns going through.* We did hog ring every foot to put the two rolls together.* We also put small hole chicken wire on the bottom 18 inches which stopped any fawn problems.* Over all it made a good fence for deer but has to be checked and worked on often.
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Old Feb 16th 2016, 02:32 PM   #5
 
  Feb 2014
  Monticello Fl


We built our 1st fence with 8' field wire, and had a 6 month old buck fawn bust through it. We considered ourselves lucky that he did not get*hung up*5' off the ground, and by that date it was an interior fence.
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 05:33 AM   #6
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  Apr 2009
  Clinton, PA

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My advice would be to use top quality 8ft fence to start with. Later on you will thank your self after you see how well it looks and lasts compared to piecing it together. You also have to consider you time and effort into stretching 2x the fence if you do it in 2 4ft strips. The top row is going to be very hard to hold it up there while getting a good tight pull on it. Again this is just my opinion but I think a little extra money up front will save you later.
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 09:39 AM   #7
 
  Oct 2015
  Marion,OH


If you can find it I would highly recommend going with 8 foot chainlink over the deertuff fence just because from what I have witnessed the chain link is a lot tougher fence and also safer for the deer.
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 10:35 AM   #8
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
Thanks for info, I looked into chain link it is high dollar they are wanting $6.5 a foot
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Old Feb 17th 2016, 01:35 PM   #9
 
  Oct 2015
  Marion,OH


oh ya you way pay more for it but it saves you in upkeep and possible fawns lost because they are less likely to break there neck in it like they can the deertuff. Atleast that's what ive found in my experiences with it. Right now I have the deertuff fence and im not a huge fan of it but since im getting ready to move to a larger property I am definitely going to fork out the extra bucks for chainlink.
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 03:51 PM   #10
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
Jakes is right on the money about chain link..... it might also reduce the number of bucks that get caught in the fence and that could be a huge savings.... now with that said proper planning on stay tuff or bekhert fencing can be well worth the effort I would personally stay away from doing two four foot sections but that's my 2 cents
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 04:16 PM   #11
 
  Jun 2015
  Guston my
I'm not goin to use 2 rolls of wire. It's not worth it. Thanks for the opinions
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Old Feb 18th 2016, 08:01 PM   #12
 
  Jun 2015
  Richland, PA
I'm finishing up my first fence right now and choose to spend a little extra and use the 3" spacing instead of the more common 6". My decision to do this was based on the concerns already mentioned on this thread about fawns jumping through the upper part and bucks getting caught. At $2.50 a foot it's not too much more than the 6" but still significantly cheaper then chain link which was too pricey for my liking.

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Old Feb 18th 2016, 08:43 PM   #13
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  Apr 2014
  Greensburg, IN
Yearling bucks also commonly put their heads through the larger squares and often damage their antlers.
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