Wireless deer fence and deer repellent systems are now widely used, which is very useful for the landowners who need to cover a larger area. Initially, there is a possibility of some training period damages on installing a wireless deer fence. When some untrained deer comes to the area of fencing, it may even first browse through some plants before coming into contact with the posts. We cannot expect a deer to go straight to the post. If there are quite some deer in the herd, then it may take some time to get them all trained.

How to manage a training period?

You can, however, reduce the training period damage by installing an adequate number of posts and then placing those around the common entrances to the protected area. You may also identify which plants deer browse the most and then put the posts closer to those. If you already have some deer barriers like fencing, don't remove them for a while even when the repellent posts as installed.

You may first get the damage control system work well to think of removing the other barriers. If you are planning for a planting season, then install the wireless deer fencing before the planting itself to train the deer. Also, you think of protecting the deer-favourite plans initially by using some deterrent spray temporarily until the deer get trained.

Weather conditions and wireless deer repellent

There is a chance that the wireless deer fence may get discharged due to rain or snowfall. However, good quality posts may recharge automatically when they dry. The deer which got trained with the wireless posts will still avoid the place even if the posts are discharges. But there are chances that the untrained deer may cause damage during such times. So, if you are nearing a rainy or snowy season, it is always better to get the deer trained before the season starts.

To be more active during winter seasons, wireless deer posts can be kept clear of any ice or snow. However, it will not do any harm even if the wireless posts are lightly covered with ice or now, but there is a risk of battery life getting shortened. During winter seasons, however, you can think of redeploying the deer repellent posts to clearer areas as removal and reinstallation of wireless fence posts is so easy.

When may the deer fence system not work?

Wireless deer fence systems are proven to be much effective in almost all applications, but there is a small percentage of cases where it may not be satisfactory up to your expectation.
  • Expecting a lot from a very few posts: You shouldn’t wait for two to three posts to control the entire her.
  • Immediate results: You may not be seeing the immediate results, and as we found before, it may take some time for the deer to get trained and stay away.
  • Different herds: Usually, if one deer gets shocked, all others in the group also get trained to stay away. But there are chances that new groups which are not exposed to this experience may also take their turn.
Along with these, you may also try and avoid improper positioning of the post, and it is important to do proper maintenance of the fencing system.