Wild hogs or feral pigs are a significant threat to property owners throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. A recent estimate puts the population of these feral hogs at 2.6 million across Texas alone.
According to the Texas Department of Parks & Wildlife:
Feral hogs compete directly with livestock, game, and non-game wildlife species for food. However, the main damage caused to livestock and wildlife is the indirect destruction of habitat and agricultural commodities. Rooting and trampling activity for food can damage crops, fields, and livestock feeding and watering facilities. Often wildlife feeders are damaged or destroyed. They also destabilize wetland areas, springs, creeks, and tanks by excessive rooting and wallowing. In addition to habitat destruction and alteration, hogs can destroy forestry plantings and damage trees. While not active predators, wild hogs may prey on fawns, young lambs, and kid goats. If the opportunity arises, they may also destroy and consume eggs of ground-nesting birds, such as turkeys and quail.
Tejas Ranch & Game Fence has the capability of constructing a new hog-proof fence barrier for your property with high-tensile steel mesh specifically designed to protect your property from the problem of feral hog damage.
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The steel mesh is designed to withstand stresses without losing shape or strength. The crimps in the horizontal wires absorb pressure – both during installation and from animals.
Wild pigs or hogs are a significant threat to property owners throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. A recent estimate puts the population of these feral hogs at 2.6 million in Texas alone.
Tejas Ranch & Game Fence can build new hog-proof fence barriers or retrofit existing fences with high-tensile fixed-knot fencing. In addition to professional construction, selecting the proper fence material is key as well. For feral hog barriers, we highly recommend high-tensile fixed-knot fencing.
Building or replacing a ranch fence comes down to value versus cost. High-tensile fixed-knot fences provide significant value, as detailed above. And over the long term, these superior fencing materials cost no more to install and maintain than barbed wire. The cost to install a fixed-knot fence is virtually the same as barbed wire because of the 25-foot post spacing, which requires fewer end posts. After installation, the fixed-knot fence is virtually maintenance-free, which translates into significant savings of both time and money. The service life is also more than three times longer than that of barbed wire and hinge-joint fencing.
With a wide range of height and mesh pattern options, Tejas Ranch & Game Fence can design and install a long-lasting, hog-proof fence that best suits your needs.
Our recommended hog-proof fence material has 9 horizontal wires and stands 49 inches tall vertical spacing can be 6 inches or 3 inches. For perimeter, pasture, interior, cross, and feral hog-exclusion fences with low pressure or over long distances, we offer economical 6-inch vertical spacing. This spacing option is more cost-effective for long-run fence lines. For large whitetail breeding areas or pens, we recommend a 3-inch vertical spacing for greater strength and security to protect the deer from hogs and predators.
We offer additional features, including predator control barriers and water gap installations, to customize feral hog fences for almost any environment or need.
Predator control options include an apron fence at the base of the fixed-knot fence to eliminate digging, tunneling, and wallowing <> and electric wire barriers at the base and/or top of the fence. One of our ranch fence experts will be happy to meet with you to discuss the best solution for your property.
For the ultimate steel mesh, we offer a zinc-aluminum coating that is highly resistant to flaking, cracking, splitting, and separating. This Class 40 Zinc-Aluminum coating provides the highest degree of protection available for high-tensile steel mesh.