Properly designed and maintained energized fences are effective at reducing deer damage to gardens. Energized fences are inexpensive to maintain and can last for many years. However, an energized fence is not a physical barrier against deer entry. An energized fence acts as a psychological barrier which some animals will continually test for an entry location. It is important that an energized fence be properly installed, maintained, and powered at all times. For best results, install and energize your fence prior to spring planting.
NOTE: Check local fencing ordinances before investing in an energized fence. They are prohibited in some municipalities.
Contact your area DNR Wildlife office for further assistance.