I've never seen a deer die in an electric fence but I have seen them knock them down a thousand times. I've seen them tangle in a tight barbed wire fence and hang from a leg until they die or the yotes get them. Love the stream! I took my boys to the Rockies this summer for our first trout fishing. It was awesome (but we all love to fish). Pretty cool that you leave it open to the public. I'm finding that fishing spots are getting to almost be as hard to find as deer hunting spots.