Deer Fencing Cost Comparison Guide

This deer fencing cost guide will assist you in comparing materials useful for protecting your garden, blooms and shrubs from hungry deer. If you’d like to see what the cost would be for a fence that is both practical and a pleasure to look at, compare the prices and see the full deer fence cost breakdown as well as style details with those outlined in our many other fence guides.

Deer Fence Cost for a 164 Linear Foot Project
Low Cost$379
Medium Cost$500
High Cost$950
Average Cost$600

Compare Deer Fencing Costs With Other Fence Types

Wood Fence Cost, Prices & Detail Compared

Wood Fence Cost, Prices & Detail Compared

Average Cost:
$4 – $33 per linear foot
composite fence

Composite Fence Cost Comparison

Average Cost:
$23 - $37 per linear foot
Glass Fence Cost Comparison Guide

Glass Fence Cost Comparison Guide

Average Cost:
$88 – $150 per linear foot
Shadow Box Fence Cost Comparison

Shadow Box Fence Cost Comparison

Average Cost:
$12 – $16 per linear foot

Deer fence is a good choice for those who want a practical, cost-effective barrier without regard for good looks. If you’d prefer an aesthetically appealing fence that will also keep deer out, take a look at our guides to privacy fence, shadowbox fence, aluminum fence, chain link fence, wrought iron fence and other styles.

Your two primary deer fence options are polypropylene plastic and metal fence. There are pros and cons of each. Plastic won’t rust like metal, but it can be chewed through, and long-term exposure to sun will weaken it. Metal deer fence won’t maintain its good looks for long, but it will keep out deer for many decades.

Jump: Deer Fence Cost | Details & StyleIdeas

How Much Does a Deer Fence Cost?

Deer fencing price ranges from affordable to moderate. There’s nothing expensive in this category. Here’s a look at the two primary materials and the price per linear foot for each.

  • Metal deer fence: $1.30-$3.10
  • Plastic deer fence: $0.85-$3.35

As you can see, there is a spectrum of quality based on the gauge of the steel wire or the thickness of the plastic. If you’ve got aggressive deer where you live, then tall metal deer fence is the best defense.

This table gives you total project costs for the material and installation. DIY installation is most common because it is fairly easy and looks aren’t the primary concern. The costs are based on 164 linear feet of fencing, the figure we use in all our fence guides to simplify comparing costs.

Table 1: This table gives you details for a typical deer fence of 164 linear feet.

Fence TypeCost Of MaterialsInstallation CostTotal Project CostCost Per Linear Foot
Metal Deer Fence$2.30-$5.00 $215-$508$164-$315$1.30-$3.10
Plastic Deer Fence$1.85-$5.25$140-$550$164-$315$0.85-$3.35

Factors Affecting the Deer Fencing Cost

Deer fencing will usually be made from plastic, steel or are an electric deer fence, so there are a few variables depending on which fence you choose, however the factors below are in general the ones you would need to consider when installing a deer fence:

  • Height – Typcial deer fencing comes in 6, 8 and 12 foot heights. The taller the fence you buy the higher the cost of the materials and the labor to install it
  • Deer Fence Gates – Usually you can buy gate kits which allow you to easy insert a gate into the deer fence. The kits are relatively cheap and cost around $170 for a 6 foot gate and $215 for an 8 foor gate, with a 7 foot gate been inbetween. Labor will usually cost around $200, therefore making a total cost of just over $400 per gate, installed
  • Tensioning Kits – Fence tensioning kits are an optional extra which will add security to the fence, as well as ridigity and longevity. A drum of 333′ drum of 8 guage mono filament will cost around $50, rising depending on the length and guage you buy. The cost will also increase with the addition of connectors, grips etc. Therefore it’s often more cost effective to buy a tensioing kit which will set you back around $300. These kits include monofilament wire, clips, tighteners, tightener tools, hog ring pliers, hog rings and guide clamps
  • Ground Stakes – Ground stakes make the fence more secure and prevent digging below the fence. These are available in two types, Rebar and Kinked, and are easily to install as long as the ground isn’t too rocky or firm. Rebar stakes cost around $35 for a 20 pack and kinked ones are cheaper at $21 for a 30 pack. Rebar stakes are preferable for grounds which are firmer and rocky
  • Warning Banners – Deer tend to have poor sight and therefore installing ribbons or banners at intervals mean they will see an object and notice the fence, preventing them from running into it. These barriers blow in the wing and can be easily seen. They can cost around $5 for a pack of 20 and are usually installed every 10m.

Considerations for Installation

Most deer fence is attached to metal posts, the type used for snow fence, construction barrier and for miscellaneous purposes. The use of 4”x4” pressure treated or cedar posts provide a more permanent installation and improve the look of the fencing.

Homeowners concerned for the well being of deer often attach light-colored streamers or plastic containers to their fence to allow the animals to see the barrier. Another option is to spray the fencing on a weekly basis with an aromatic, formula that is safe yet offensive to deer. Sprays that are safe for deer and for your family are available online and at outdoor stores where you live.

Deer Fence Style, Detail and Usage

The types of deer fence discussed in this guide will help to prevent deer from getting into your yard and garden. There are 3 examples of what deer fence styles you can consider shown in the above images. Deer fencing can also be used to keep cattle, horses and other barn animals safely enclosed. The shortest deer fence is about 3’ while the tallest material is 10’ high. Most deer fencing is sold in rolls from 50’ to 300’ in length.

Deer fence is an affordable fence material for designating property boundaries and giving children and pets room to roam safely within your property lines.

If you want to add style to your deer fencing, then consider using pressure-treated or cedar posts to attach it to, and top the posts with decorative caps.

Deer Fence Ideas on Out Pinterest Page

  • Decorative Deer Fence Two Fences and deer fence canal
  • Our traditional estate fencing and gates are ideal for use as a continuous boundary fence in parkland, paddocks, deer parks, estates or estate grounds.
  • Deer Proof Cedar Complete Raised Garden Bed Kit - 8' x 8' x 20" ITEM #:	RB88-RB88DFO Our price: $1,479.00
  • Deer Fencing on Wood Posts
  • Another great fence that might keep the deer out....this one from "neighborhood nursery."
  • Simple, clean fence using cattle panels. Could be an inexpensive but strong deer fence solution if a second cattle panel was run across the top to make it twice as high. Cattle panels cost about $20 for a 50in x 16ft panel.
  • Deer fence - wire fence for garden- garden fencewith planters Los Altos 94022
  • Fence idea... while I'm at it, I will make a bent willow chair to put in my garden.
  • 6' X 100' Standard Perimeter Deer Fence by DeerBusters. $125.95. Easy To Install. Protects Your Garden From Deer. Lasts 15 Years. Virtually Invisible. 600 lbs/sq. ft. Breaking Strength. Standard Deer Fencing is the perfect solution to deer damage in your backyard garden. Designed with the homeowner in mind, this deer fencing is easy to intall and maintain. The black grid construction of the deer fence allows it to become virtually invisible when installed, blending int...
  • fences made with sheet metal | ... inspired fence made of corrugated sheet metal and galvanized conduit
  • Deer Fence
  • Low cost Fishing line deer fence.  Using 10 ft wood corner posts, 8ft metal posts in between with chicken wire on the bottom to keep out rabbits and high tensile wire and woven fishing line around the rest of it! Much cheaper than the deer fencing systems sold online (around $700). You could do this for around $100-150 with all the fence posts and chicken wire. Fishing line is virtually free!
  • Southampton-based landscape designer Lisa Bynon created this inspired deer fence to protect her vegetable and flower garden.
  • Raised garden beds inside two five-foot high fences that keep the deer out - follow link to read the original article and see more photos!
  • share a yard with your pets? Here's a solution to keep the visual field deep yet separate your pets from the veggies.
Follow Me on Pinterest

Compare Other Fence Costs

Wood Fence Cost, Prices & Detail Compared

Wood Fence Cost, Prices & Detail Compared

Average Cost:
$4 – $33 per linear foot
composite fence

Composite Fence Cost Comparison

Average Cost:
$23 - $37 per linear foot
Glass Fence Cost Comparison Guide

Glass Fence Cost Comparison Guide

Average Cost:
$88 – $150 per linear foot
Shadow Box Fence Cost Comparison

Shadow Box Fence Cost Comparison

Average Cost:
$12 – $16 per linear foot