AKO Wildlife Defence

Fallow Deer 17 Without fence protection, damage is to be expected. Large game Potato fields must be protected in case of fallow deer. The tubers are knocked free. The ideal habitat for fallow deer is a varied landscape structure with fields, meadows plus small and large forest areas. This can be observed due to its daytime activity in the fields. Increasing disturbances have, however, also turned it into a nocturnal animal. One often sees fallow deer in larger herds which – with the exception of the rutting season – is separated by sex. Agricultural land with an attractive range of grazing is intensively used for grazing by the often large herds. They especially love lactic ripe wheat and oats, potatoes or young maize plants. This results in considerable damage due to feeding and trampling. Electric fences have proven to be effective in deterring deer, but they do have to be more elaborate for fallow deer as opposed to for other cloven-hoofed animals. There’s no way past the use of a powerful 12 V AKO fence device with a fence voltage of around 4000 to 5000 volts and an impulse energy of 1 to 5 Joules. Excellent grounding is a basic prerequisite for the effectiveness of any electric fence. The defence fence must be at least 1.60 m in height. A wooden post should be sunk at the corners of the field and, depending on the fence length, halfway along each side of the field, to which insulators are screwed. Plastic posts with integrated wire eyelets are installed in between (depending on the terrain) at intervals of 7 to 8 metres depending on the height of the fence. The wires are tensioned on the wooden posts, whereas they only need to be inserted into the eyelets of the plastic posts. The following must be observed: The distance from wire to wire must be close, preferably 15 cm to a maximum of 20 cm. Otherwise fallow deer will jump between the wires. It has proven