Lorinne Anderson wrote:If I could add some ideas?
Fencing on hills can be tricky. On the high side the downslope fence must be higher than 8 feet - the height of the hill will often gain them several feet. Conversely, when fencing across an uphill slope, fencing may be able to be lower, depending on the angle.
As you did with the white rail fence, cheap bamboo poles can often be added to extend the height of a "too low" fence. The extended area does not, necessarily need to be deer fencing - at this height all we are seeking is a visual barrier which can be achieved in multiple ways: flagging tape, fishing line with "danglers" (yarn, CD's, cans...) so it is visible, rope, cheap netting of any variety...
Where there is no fencing, at all, again, only a visual barrier is needed, generally. Cheap bamboo poles jammed into the ground as fence posts, with even light weight plastic mesh will suffice; or a combination of materials, more solid on the bottom (fawns) and less so above.
In areas where there is a height restriction, angled barrier/fencing may be required. Extended out from the top of say a six foot fence, go 4-6 feet so they can't leap the angled fence AND the 6 foot fence height.
Sturdy deer fencing is often only required around garden or orchard areas where they are specifically seeking a meal. To get them to "change their path" often flimsy, but visually obvious will do the trick.