The Victorian Deer Control Community Network hosted a field day in November 2023 to demonstrate different approaches to fencing out deer.
The field day visited two sites:
- Yarra Valley Estates: Gallagher Electric fencing demonstration site recently developed and installed to protect an area where biodiversity restoration was taking place
- ECOSS : Demonstration site funded by DEECA to present several types of more traditional tall mesh fencing.
Both electric and non-electric exclusion fencing to exclude feral deer can be effective and have their advantages and disadvantages. Landowners and managers need to choose the option that is the best fit for their situation. Attached is a summary of what was presented at each site.