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Will it help or hurt? #5372729 10/22/14 01:56 AM
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Well a few months ago they built an incredibly large high fence right next to my property. Will it help or hurt my deer traffic? confused2 I'm getting mixed opinions from everyone I know

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I think it depends on the property size and deer movement patterns. Impossible to make a judgement just based on the information provided.


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Incredibly large high fence? How big are those eek2.

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Seriously though it would depend on the property and deer movement as mentioned I would guess.

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Just on one side Pink


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Thanks RAB trout Lol. Guess I will start hunting the other side of my property up



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Depends how big a hole someone cuts in the high fence. deer2


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It will help a lot. Especially during the rut when bucks are running up and down the fence on both sides.



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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
It will help a lot. Especially during the rut when bucks are running up and down the fence on both sides.


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Yep, blocking off all deer travel/access along an entire side of one's property is always a big help. rolleyes
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It ruined the best lease I was on. Bad real bad

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Fence has my biddies deer confined to his side so I think it could be good, just make sure they wait till the deer are where they supposed to be! roflmao


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Like stated before it depends on movement and the size of your place. We got hi fenced in on a place in Kendall but it was 2000 acres and the most productive blind was 100 yards from it. In Rocksprings it killed all the places around it but to be fair these places where all under heavy pressure.

A funny story I heard years ago from a buddy down in south Texas. A big ranch that had very wealthy owners and had been down there for generations had some new neighbors move in. The new neighbors put up a high fence right away. Then they royal pissed off this old rancher over property lines and hunting fence lines. Well apparently the new owners did not have a good survey crew and the old fence was actually well inside the other ranches property. So they actually had more property but still ended up high fencing on the old rancher property. So the story goes the old rancher brought in a bunch of end dumps loaded with corn but not before he hinged the high fence and laid it down. I don't know how long he waited but after drawing every deer for 2 counties he re erected the high fence that he had every legal right to do I guess since it was all on his property on 2 sides I believe.

Pink check your property lines and maybe this guy fenced in over into your property line. You never know


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We had the same thing happen to us recently. Neighbors blocked off access to the creek. Not good. My feeders that I had close to the new fence have had zero deer coming in. However, I have seen bucks chasing along a high fence in the past. Only time will tell.


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cup half empty = shut down a travel route for the deer
cup half full = shut down a travel route for the deer
both being equal = no bueno
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Guys on a place next to us got mad when a 12 year old girl killed a big buck on our place on youth weekend, so they HF their place. We only shared about a half-mile with them, but the first year it was funny watching the bucks walk that fence during the rut (fence was built in late July). Now it's rare to see one of their deer near it. Our other neighbors aren't HF and we have too many deer so the impact has been negligible to us.


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On our lease they did this on the back side where one hunter was. It ruined his area.. He saw some nice deer on the other side of the fence! It shut off the travel highway. He ended up moving to different area.

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It sure won't improve your hunting.


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Sounds like that's the only high fence bordering your property, so I'd hunt near the corners of where their high fence turns away from your property. The deer on the outside will have to stay outside. So when a deer from another neighboring property gets to their high fence and can't get in, it could very well turn your direction and cross at the low-fence corner where the high fence ends. Draw it on a piece of paper and it will make more sense.

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It definitely won't help, but the best thing you can do is make the most of a bad situation.

If the fence is only on one side of your property the corners at opposite ends bordering the high fence will likely become travel corridors for deer and could make for some good stand locations.


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Originally Posted By: My stand is pink camo
Thanks RAB trout Lol. Guess I will start hunting the other side of my property up


I wasnt trying to be a Goober confused2

The reason I was asking is we are High fenced on two side of our place, its more of a pattern issue I feel...


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Big Rain came a few years back and washed out a few areas of the High Fence and he some exotics that got over onto us...he came over and asked if you see them would you call so I can get them..uh..sure hold your breath on that roflmao


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Like everyone else has said it depends...IMO it can be a good thing depending on what they are going to do with it and how many hogs, aoudad, and red deer are in your area. The guy to the north of us has a big ranch, I believe roughly 25,000 acres. About 5,000 acres are high fenced and we butt up to it. He doesn't have a single cedar tree on that 5,000 acre plot and he feeds well and practices good management practices that produce some nice bucks. My two older brothers hunt near his property (not fence line hunters) and there are a lot of good WT, and a lot of exotics that make their way to their feeders. They guy does a good job of maintaining his fences, but weather and pigs and other destructive game do occasionally leave gaps allowing stuff to come to our side. I don't reap the benefits of it since I hunt on the south side, but it works out pretty good for them.

But really, there are so many variables, it is kind of a toss up if it will help, hurt, or stay the same. Kind of a case by case basis...


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A high fence is only good for the owner of the fenced property. Adjoining properties will have a barrier to natural movement to creeks, bedding, feeding, etc.. Maybe along the high fence line there could be some funneling outside the fence. That's not much of a consolation.
High fence equals high dollars, owners that probably have more money than sense. A property near me sold last year (720 acres) and since has been high fenced. It doesn't affect me but a friend of mine is neighboring and had his best trails cut off by the fence. He's not a rich guy, just a rural property owner that was completely screwed by big money "country" people who don't even live there.


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It is a large high fence property and will cut off game traffic to me from the West. Im hoping the deer traveling from the East will hit the fence and have to come back to me up Their fence extends way beyond the north and south ends of my property, makes my property look like a speck of dirt. Lol. My favorite stand is about a mile East of their fence so I'm hoping it will not effect my hunting. Time will tell. But it will be cool to drive in to my land and be able to view their big game animals smile

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We had a neighbor high fence on our north side and it helped our hunting. The adjoining property was heavy with cedar with little to eat and our deer would go there during daylight hours to bed. When they high fenced the bedroom our hunting improved dramatically. up

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