Protecting food plots

Discussion in 'Food Plots for Wildlife' started by fireman24, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. Drycreek

    Drycreek Well-Known Member

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    When you say snow fence are you talking about the rolls of picket fence or something else ?
     
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    [​IMG]this was a few years ago when I tested the Gallagher fence. I fenced right up the middle of the plot. I had to do this to convince wife the fence was worth it.



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  3. Tap

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    I couldn't grow this without an E fence.[​IMG]

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  4. Drycreek

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    How do you keep that fence hot with the plants grounding it, or is it already turned off in the pic ?
     
  5. Double L

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    This was first time using it. I now plant clover around edges then keep that weed wacked. It works much better keeping weeds and grass away.


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  6. Chainsaw

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    You are welcome Drycreek. Yeah,3/4 acre is tough to start in some locations. We had to train the deer here that the fence was there and that it hurt them to touch it. My wife rolled three inch strips of aluminum foil around the wire every thirty feet or forty feet and put peanut butter on the foil (likely the peanut butter traps were much closer together than needed). The deer learned almost immediately and stopped running into it. Before that having no fear of the fence or even knowledge that it was there they would run into the fence and break it.
     
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    My deer learned quickly. I didn't do the foil and peanut butter thing. I just put the fence up and they saw it, sniffed it, and learned the hard way. I think I've only had them break it once in 6 years.
    The weed-grounding happens, but but my deer seem to know and avoid the fence anyway. Its pretty tough to keep up with weeds or forage from growing into the fence, but the fence does self-prune to an extent. But even if its partially grounding, there seems to still be enough juice to deter the deer.

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  8. Drycreek

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    The only reservation I have is the hogs. Where I need this fence, we have a ton of rooters. They are so bad they will eat soybean seeds out of the ground when you plant them. I was thinking of maybe putting a wire about 6/8 inches off the ground on the outside fence, but I don't know if that would work or not. I guess I'll just have to try it and see.
     
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    I think it would work. I would use the wire not the ribbon down low. Maybe 10” so grass doesn’t contact it so easily.


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  10. CTM1

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    Sorry just got back here. As I recall it was rolls of plastic snow fencing, no pickets. Ever see the orange snow fencing or orange plastic construction fencing. It was just like that but a different color as I recall.
     
  11. Drycreek

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    Yes. In the oilfield we called it safety fence. That would probably work for deer, but the hogs would probably eat it. ;)
     
  12. DRandall90

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    I'm in the same area as you roughly and one question I certainly have to ask.... Are you sure they didn't leave your area in search of thermal cover instead of food. We have a property that has tons of food up to and through the winter but our deer become scarce in winter due to lack of thermal cover (which we are working to remedy). Deer are known to migrate as much as 10 miles to find better habitat to overwinter.
     

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