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#6023002 - 11/11/15 08:53 AM Exactly how high can deer jump?
StephensCnty308 Offline
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I'm looking at putting a bar wire fence around my property and I'm curious just how high deer can actually jump?

My feeder pen is made of hog panels and they seem to jump it however I have read in here to not use cattle panels as it may keep deer out.


Just curious how high they can jump.

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#6023016 - 11/11/15 08:56 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
ddmm Offline
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watched 2 does clear an 8' fence in mills county. As long as they can get the front legs over, the rest of the body follows.

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#6023026 - 11/11/15 09:00 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
I'm looking at putting a bar wire fence around my property and I'm curious just how high deer can actually jump?

My feeder pen is made of hog panels and they seem to jump it however I have read in here to not use cattle panels as it may keep deer out.


Just curious how high they can jump.


If a deer can't clear any thing under 6' it's crippled

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#6023030 - 11/11/15 09:02 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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8' at least..... seen it a few times

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#6023031 - 11/11/15 09:02 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Also if your putting up barbed wire they may go through/under.

Hunting hillcountry all my life most fences were sheep and goat netting and deer were used to jumping. At our place now almost all deer I see crossing our perimeter/cross fences which are barbed wire go through/under as apposed to jumping.
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#6023032 - 11/11/15 09:03 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown


If a deer can't clear any thing under 6' it's crippled


Or a youngster.
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#6023049 - 11/11/15 09:08 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Seen a spotted fawn jump a 5' chain link fence. It cleared it without touching it.
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#6023060 - 11/11/15 09:14 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: Double Naught Spy]
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Originally Posted By: Double Naught Spy
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown


If a deer can't clear any thing under 6' it's crippled


Or a youngster.


Seen them clear a my feeder pen that 4.5' with half spots still.

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#6023064 - 11/11/15 09:15 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
StephensCnty308 Offline
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Will barb wire keep out feral hogs ?

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#6023076 - 11/11/15 09:18 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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I've seen them jump high fence on several occasions. Basic height of 4.5 to 5' is doable.
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#6023125 - 11/11/15 09:34 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
swmays Offline
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Originally Posted By: StephensCnty308
Will barb wire keep out feral hogs ?

No. And hog panels won't keep deer out. Especially if trimmed down or with a large enough pen.

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#6023155 - 11/11/15 09:48 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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Barbed wire fences are not an issue at all IMO. They are everywhere. They are not a problem at all.

On the feeder pen issue, the real question in your situation is not how high they CAN jump, but how high they WILL jump to get to a feeder.

There is no set answer to this. Depends on the place. Depends on the year.

My deer in east TX don't like fences around feeders. When I put them up, most of them wouldn't jump in. Some would, but many wouldn't. When I hunted in central TX that did not seem to be an issue nearly so much.

The exceptions are bad drought years when they were just hungry period. Then the fences were not an issue.
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#6023205 - 11/11/15 10:06 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
rickym Offline
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Yes they can jump taller fences, a taller fence may deter them though as there could be other much easier properties to access. I've seen more deer walk through barb wire fences thanks jump over them. IMO I wouldn't go higher than 4'
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#6023253 - 11/11/15 10:33 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
blazin Offline
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Just reminds me of the time me and my youngest were walking to a blind. We jumped this buck and spooked him so bad that he didn't clear a normal 4 ft barbed wire fence. His front legs caught on the top strand and he did a full front flip! Weirdest thing we had ever seen.

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#6023254 - 11/11/15 10:33 AM Re: Exactly how high can deer jump? [Re: StephensCnty308]
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I have seen bucks in a pen pushed into corner and literally jump and try to climb over a 10 feet pen. The guy shouldn't have pushed them like he did but they would have gotten over had there not been somebody on the other side scaring them back. Owner was a real nit wit.


On the feeder pens I think the biggest problem with deer not jumping over isn't the height but the circumference (space to land in under the feeder) and/or not needing to jump in to get some corn.
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