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Old Oct 18th 2013, 06:58 PM   #1
 
  Oct 2013
  Wisconsin
Hello everyone i am new here and i am planning on getting a deer farm started. I have a base idea of what i am going to get started with but just a few questions. The base idea is that I am going to have a 130'X280' rectangle pen with a 6' gate in it. I am going to have a small runway/area with chute when i need to perform tasks on the deer. I am not going to AI them but just let them do it on their own. I will also let them to raise the fawns so i can save money at first. At first i am thinking about buying just 2 does and 2 young bucks to start out with. I am going to have T post along the edges and wooden post at the corners and by the gates. So my questions are if there is an 8' fence and the T post are 10'2" and the corner wooden post are 12' long. How deep should the post be put in. Also if anyone else has any tips or helpful pieces of information they would like to share please do so. Thanks.
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Old Oct 18th 2013, 07:06 PM   #2
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  Billings, MO
Welcome aboard. I would recommend a 12' gate and alley. This will give you room to pull a utv or small tractor in the pens. I would also suggest going with 3 bred does and one back up buck. If you are buying now, I would recommend working out a deal to keep the does on the other persons farm until January and just let there backup buck do the work. Then you can save the money until next year. Also diversify your herd early. Visit as many farms as you can and look at what the does you are purchasing are producing. Have fun and enjoy the ride. The forums are full of people willing to help.
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 04:42 AM   #3
 
  Nov 2010
  Lanesboro, Minnesota
What town in Wisconsin are you near ?? I would suggest you visit several farms, there are a lot over there, if you are on the west side, you are welcome to visit our farm, we are just across the border.

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Old Oct 19th 2013, 05:17 AM   #4
 
  Oct 2013
  Wisconsin
when you are talking about bred does. this means does that are already bred by another buck on that farm. If so how much do these does go for, and i know it depends on what type of buck they are bred with but just an average. thanks
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 05:50 AM   #5
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You are correct, they are either live covered or AI'd when you purchase them. If you leave them on their farm until January, the farm should put them in with a buck to back them up if the AI does not stick. As far as prices, you hit the nail on the head. You can get does for $500 or you can get does for $50000. You need to set your budget and stick with it. If you are wanting 3 does and can spend $6000, then stick with that. Something you might want to do is wait for the Top 30 auction or Chupp's auction. You can try and pick up some good does in those auctions. The does in those auctions will be good and some go for less than they probably should.
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 07:38 AM   #6
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
Remember this also. That it takes the same amount of money to care feed maintain and raise a five hundred dollar doe as it takes to do the same with a five thousand dollar doe the difference comes in at the point of return! For example you have twin doe fawns from a five hundred dollar doe you might be able to sell one and recoup your five hundred dollars on the other hand you didn't profit because of cost to care and maintain those deer. Now with your larger investment you should have larger returns. But keep this in mind do not spend more than you can lose! One stray dog a tresspasser or even disease could take out your entire herd quickly! I'm not saying this to bring ya down or turn you away. Just want you to be aware that these things can happen! On the other hand I also need to warn you that I have never been a part of something so special! This is absolutely amazing, I'm truely addicted and refuse rehab! God bless and Good luck!
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 08:02 AM   #7
 
  Oct 2013
  Wisconsin
ok also how far should the 10' T post be put in and how deep should the 12' corner post be. also what is a good size of a small trailer that could hold a few deer like 4. thank you.
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 08:25 AM   #8
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Get t post in below barb. All post should be just over 8' out of ground. I would not worry about a trailer yet. Have the people you are buying from deliver. Keep your cost down to start. If you are wanting to haul deer on the side, there are some used deer trailers that pop up time to time. You can even build a deer box and haul does in a pickup bed.
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 08:51 AM   #9
 
  Aug 2012
  Waynesville, Ohio
Your corners are the most important part shoot to bury 36"-48" deep the deeper the better!!!! Trust me when I tell you the extra effort is worth it!
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 10:15 AM   #10
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  Northeast Wisconsin

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Check the regs for fencing in Wisconsin. There are requirements for spacing between posts etc. 45 degree your corners to keep deer from getting pinned or trapped by a buck in the corner.
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Old Oct 19th 2013, 06:56 PM   #11
 
  Feb 2011
  WI
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Welcome, what part of Wisconsin are you in? We're also in Wisconsin if your not to far away your welcome to stop by.
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