Fencing is not something everyone thinks about. But when your livelihood lies within the boundaries of your land, the perimeter around it is a valuable commodity. Today, we speak with the deer fence contractor, Straight Shooter Game Fencing, to find out more about securing properties large and small.
Q: Thank you for talking with us today. When most people think about a fence, the first thing that comes to mind is a standard chain link design. But, we understand that that is not the only option available, and particularly for people who have livestock or crops they need to protect.
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Absolutely. We specialize in deer fencing, which is quite a bit different than the galvanized metal fences you might find in a residential neighborhood.
Q: How is that?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Deer fencing, which is often called game fence, is quite a bit more forgiving. It is a high-tensile material, meaning that it can stretch and return to its original position after exposure to force. For example, if a large animal runs into it, the fence is not going to topple over from the impact but instead, spring back into place.
Q: That is interesting. Where would you use this type of fencing?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Anywhere, really. It is most common in agricultural areas where landowners have to protect livestock and crops. This is usually around a perimeter of 10+ acres, but even small spaces can benefit from deer fencing.
Q: How is that?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Imagine that you live in the suburbs and want to have a garden. Even if you have never seen them before, chances are, there are deer, foxes, rabbits, and other animals that call your neighborhood home. So you plant your garden, and as soon as you see your tomatoes change color, they are gone. Vegetables, along with vining plants like pumpkins and cantaloupes, are an easy meal for wildlife. But you can keep your garden virtually animal-free by installing deer fencing around it.
Q: Can a homeowner do the installation themselves?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Absolutely, and when you have a small area, that is going to be the most affordable option. Our company offers materials directly to consumers. After a quick phone call, where we will ask questions about the location and request a measurement of linear footage, we can help a homeowner determine how much fencing materials they need. We are also happy to answer any questions they have about installing deer fencing.
Q: Can Straight Shooter Game Fencing do the installation if the customer is not comfortable doing it on their own?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Of course. We have a team of expert installers ready to provide an on-site quote if needed.
Q: What about land that is heavily wooded, hilly, or has lots of small streams and creeks running through it? How does that change the installation process?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Installation is pretty much the same, but prep work might be different. If you have woods, it might be necessary to remove trees and excavate in some areas. Creeks and ponds are not a problem, and we can provide water gaps that do not encumber the water’s natural flow.
Q: Do you also build gates?
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: We do. Our installers can add anything from a 10-foot utility gate so that you can move your farm equipment from one piece of land to another to highly detailed metal gates, which you might see at the entrance to a family estate. You don’t have to have a huge piece of land for one of our custom gates, either. We can add an ornamental gate at the end of your driveway to help provide security and to enhance the aesthetics of your home.
Q: This is all great information, and it is good to know that there are options out there other than what you can pick up at the hardware store.
Straight Shooter Game Fencing: Really, there is nothing wrong with the inexpensive roles of fencing you can get at your local supply company. But, these are not meant to stay in place for more than a single season, and they are not as effective as deer fencing. They also are not designed to withstand the forces of nature, such as snow and ice. Deer fencing is, and it will last for many years when installed correctly.
For a free consultation and estimate on deer fencing for spaces large and small, contact Straight Shooter Game Fencing today at 256.381.2675.