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Our camp is looking at working with the American Chestnut foundation, to plant a 1 acre research plot to help develop blight resistant chestnut trees. We need to put up a deer fence around about a 1 acre plot. Fence needs to be 7-8' tall. Anyone know of a source for reasonably priced posts that we could use. Fence place wants $20+ for 10' tall 5" round pressure treated posts. We don't need fancy, pretty posts, just ones that would last about 10 yrs in the $5-10 price range.
Any ideas on where we can find anything that would work?
Appreciate any help!
 

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I don't really have an answer for your question about the posts besides cutting some timber and making your own posts....or use existing trees for some of the posts.

Good luck with the project! Please keep us updated with progress and pics as it begins and ages!

I would love to add some Americans to our property someday (that I know have a very high chance of survival). Where will the project be taking place?
 

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I would be tempted to cut my own at that price. Would they let you put in a double electric fence? That would be far cheaper I think.
 

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Double electric fence won't keep deer out. It is just a deterrent to help food plots get going. He needs an exclusion fence.

I see people advertising posts and poles on craigslist. check there.
 

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No easy access to the area for electric, and wouldn't trust solar chargers on cloudy days, plus wire fence will help to keep other critters out. Will be planting seeds, so we need to try to keep squirrels from going after the nuts (coyote spray?) and groundhog/rabbits from nipping the young seedlings.
 

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We did 11 deer exclosures last year and plan to do the same this spring. We used 12 foot U posts every 20 to 23 feet and 2 rolls of 4 foot high by 330 feet wire. We also put 2 posts close together to use as an entrance. I checked on wood posts but they were expensive to buy and set since this was a reclaimed strip job. The game commission had bought the fencing for this project thru BASH Contracting in Clearfield Pa. I also got prices from Kencove and a couple others. Watch the price of delivery. Some will be from their location and some will be from the factory. I tried to upload pictures but did not figure it out yet. I will one I figure it out.
 

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Here are the pictures. I had to read thru the "Posting Pictures" post in the trail camera forum to near the end to figure out the drag and drop method was available. Thanks Diyasub.
 

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just a heads up, the PC did a game fence YRS back on a farm I managed, did some HD 8 ft fencing around a 60 acre crop field
deer still jumped over that fence like it wasn't there(only farm in several miles, draw-ed deer like a magnet)
they simply back then used a lit of standing larger tree's as posts, and some metal posts and some timber posts

and its again an 8 ft fence

so, keep this in mind, if temptation is there, they will get in still!

Sorry no help on a cheaper option for posts, other than try and get help from the state, or like agency's?
or find out if it can be a tax deductible ??
 
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