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Fencing a hunting plot #7895009 07/09/20 02:00 AM
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Anybody have any advice on barbed wire fencing for a hunting plot. Looking into putting in a fence. What is best set up to not limit game(deer and hogs) from entering or leaving my plot. Specially overall height, number of strand, distance between strands. Thx

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You want hogs in you hunting plot?

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To clarify, are you wanting to plant a food plot and want to fence cows out but allow deer and hogs in???


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Electric fence will work for that...2 wire setup. How large of a plot?


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
Electric fence will work for that...2 wire setup. How large of a plot?


Yep. If you have good hot wires a single wire should work. I move my cows weekly, only use a single wire and half the time it's not even on. Mine won't even step over a wire laying on the ground.

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Originally Posted by huck18
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Electric fence will work for that...2 wire setup. How large of a plot?


Yep. If you have good hot wires a single wire should work. I move my cows weekly, only use a single wire and half the time it's not even on. Mine won't even step over a wire laying on the ground.



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Why do you have the water fenced off?


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Why do you have the water fenced off?

He doesn’t want cattle eating what he’s growing for the ducks, or tearing up the shoreline.
Looks like the cattle can still get a drink behind the blind.


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Originally Posted by huck18
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Electric fence will work for that...2 wire setup. How large of a plot?


Yep. If you have good hot wires a single wire should work. I move my cows weekly, only use a single wire and half the time it's not even on. Mine won't even step over a wire laying on the ground.

Yes that is my experience to with cattle I know and not a lease place. If it is a lease place then the cattle numbers may be high and if the LO leases the grazing out also then it might be over stocked also. Two wire works better for those places. Single wire with gentle cattle and not overstocked is fine. Up in western Kansas you will see miles and miles of single strand electric fencing all over the country side. Never seen a cow or calf on the road in 4 trips up there.


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Originally Posted by stxranchman
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Electric fence will work for that...2 wire setup. How large of a plot?


Yep. If you have good hot wires a single wire should work. I move my cows weekly, only use a single wire and half the time it's not even on. Mine won't even step over a wire laying on the ground.

Yes that is my experience to with cattle I know and not a lease place. If it is a lease place then the cattle numbers may be high and if the LO leases the grazing out also then it might be over stocked also. Two wire works better for those places. Single wire with gentle cattle and not overstocked is fine. Up in western Kansas you will see miles and miles of single strand electric fencing all over the country side. Never seen a cow or calf on the road in 4 trips up there.

I grew up doing that N.W. of Dodge city, my dad would drive and I would throw out the steel post, one wire, the most we ever did in one location was 3 quarters, never had one out, unless blizzard hit before I could them in on horse back, the last time, we put 450 head of steers out on winter wheat

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I always cut a 16’ cattle panel in half & lay it down below my feeder. I stake the corners down to keep them from springing up. It keeps the Hogs from rooting underneath the feeder causing a big muddy mess & resulting wallow.

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Why do you have the water fenced off?

He doesn’t want cattle eating what he’s growing for the ducks, or tearing up the shoreline.
Looks like the cattle can still get a drink behind the blind.



Bingo!!

I've been planting the banks in millet, milo, sunflowers, etc...some of it the cows can still graze, but the wire keeps them off most of it. Next month as the water lines backs off I'll seed the newly exposed bottom, and again the next month.

The cows can stick their heads underneath the wire to drink, and they can wade in a few spots when the water level is high. I know most cattle ranchers let their cows in the ponds, but IMO it can't be good for the cattle or the fish and birds to have all that waste/nitrogen going into the water source.

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