36 Replies to “Cheap, easy, and effective deer fencing for your garden”

  1. Hello folks! I've had this video posted for about four years, I've used this method myself with no problems for a total of eight years. There have been hundreds of emails, messages, and phone calls from people all over the country saying things like they have been able to keep a garden for the first time in years.
    If it were 100% effective for everyone everywhere, I would be selling the concept to a marketing agency not posting it for free on YouTube. For different reasons it may not work for you, or it may not work year after year. Animals are unpredictable.
    For those it has worked for, I'm happy that it has. For those it hasn't worked for, I'm sorry it didn't.
    Thank you for watching and have a great summer!

  2. Please show how to set up the "gate" in the video. I can't wrap my head around your description.


  3. Does this method work for young tress by any chance? We are experiencing deer rubbing their antlers on our young Blue Atlas Cedars, and also eating the new growth on the trees. Can't wait to start my garden after I get that wonderful fish line up.

  4. very curious to try, thanks for sharing. How does that work with other animals like racoons and squirrels?

  5. Love your logic, but we have a combination problem: An existing 4' chain ink fence around the yard which the deer sail over. If I add invisible line over the chain fence, the deer will not feel it, but just jump through it mid-air. So, I am thinking to put two lines of visible cord with flags on them at 6' and 8' , attaching extensions to the chainlink fence posts to hold the new lines. I believe we need this new higher layer to be visible to deter the deer from even trying to jump. Does this make sense?

  6. Do you think this would work for my dogs? My dogs keep the deer away, but then they help themselves!

  7. I was thinking that stringing this through the trees around my garden might work also since I have woods around my property. Using the same heights through the woods might work on a variety of critters. Fishing line is inexpensive so you can usd a lot. Thanks for the idea.

  8. I'm going to try this! Thank you. What are the rod things. What do i ask for, & where to buy them. Tnx

  9. I have installed 2 sections of my gardens with this deer fencing. It does not work. The deer easily see the wire and jump over or wiggle through. Got any other ideas?

  10. may work for deer but what about rabbits and squirrels? now its open season for them with this fence.

  11. You are so right. I'm sorry, I've been meaning to let you know. For the past three years, I've been using your method. It works great!.  The rabbits and chipmonks,  however, in PA, don't seem to mind eating soap. So I lose a 1/2 row or two, to the little buggers. Mostly chipmunks. Little stinkers. The problem is my Mom, who has Alheimers, loves to watch them. She actually named them. Little sacrifices, must be made.  I just wanted to thank you. Our deer have become her greatest wonder to watch. So we feed them corn on the side. (Bet the hunters love that!), and our little herd has grown from 3 to about 15. At least until November. Don't tell mom. (joke)

  12. This works. I've been doing this for years. My grandpa told me about this. Comes in handy living in the middle of the woods

  13. We have deer all over out here. Do you think this would be fool proof if I strung it about seven feet high?

  14. I live near Yosemite National Park. I’m getting ready to try this. Thank you soooo much for sharing it. I am wondering if it makes a difference how far apart the posts should be.

  15. Thank you sir for this recommendation. I also saw it on Rodale's site. When you say you have been using this method for 5 years, do you mean the same installation of fishing line? I am trying to figure out how durable it is. Also, when you say mono-filament, I guess that means not the twisted strands? Thank you for your help!

  16. Great advice. I used this last year and added a few aluminum pie plates hangin on the fence too. I have had no issues at all with deer. I still need the eletric fence to keep bears away from my bee hives.

  17. Just saw your video. I had decided to try the slanted electric fence but I've decided to try your fishing line first. Was curious if you electric fence was strictly vertical or if you tried the fencing at a 45 degree angle. Since my husband puts corn out in our back yard "because it's fun to watch them", I'm not sure I even have a chance :-). thanks for posting, pat

  18. Thank you. I really appreciate the info. I had heard about using fishing line to keep birds away at the beach but never for my garden. Thanks again!

  19. Thanks for the tip. I used the fish line for winter protection around groups of apple trees, and found no deer tracks in the snow inside the line, for 3 years. It has been a great success and I'm promoting it to others. This past winter I did not use the line and the deer still avoided the trees entirely. Go figure!

  20. Tried this and it failed. Actually seen a deer in the morning hours inside this type of fencing eating my tomato plants. Just couldn’t believe it, after all the trouble we went through putting it up. Good luck to anyone trying this. New comment: Maybe our deers are smarter than the average ones. Ha ha

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