Fence Danger: Spiked and Other Fence Can Result in Deer Being Impaled and Is a Danger to People As Well, Other Types of Fence Can Also Be A Hazard. Some links may no longer be active but might be found by typing the title into a search engine.

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‘It’s Always Fatal’: Wildlife Rescuer Warns Homeowners About Spiked Wrought Iron Fencing Killing Deer June 8, 2021 California, CBS Local

... No deer survives being impaled,” said Dave Cook, a fawn rehabber with Sierra Wildlife Rescue. Many of the babies Cook helps have been orphaned after their mom tried to jump over a spiked fence but didn’t make it all the way... immediately impaled and then kicks and screams and rips its stomach open ...

Vernon looks to ban pointed fences after deer impalements December 14, 2021 Britiish Columbia, Castanet

... The amendment comes after parts the city faced issues this year with wildlife getting impaled on spiked fences. In October, residents in the Middleton Mountain area mourned the death of a fawn they had watched since it was born...


Westside deer impaled by fence believed dead January 5, 2020 British Columbia, lakecountrycalendar.com

... Just days after issuing a warning about deadly fences, conservation officers responded to yet another impaled deer. A wrought iron fence with pointed pickets ...


Two deer were euthanized this week after getting entangled in wrought iron fences December 31, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... a doe impaled in a double top railed wrought-iron fence in the Carrington Road area of West Kelowna. Just days before on, Dec. 26, officers pulled down another deer speared by pointed pickets rising above a top rail on a wrought-iron fence ...


Edmonton, Deer-impaling fence will be modified June 18, 2020 Alberta, CTV News

... Three deer and a moose have impaled themselves while trying to jump the spiked fence in recent years...The City will be proceeding with ordering the materials needed to retrofit the fence ...

Another deer dies, impaled on iron fence in Cameron Heights June 13, 2020, Candad, CBC.ca

... "The deer was just screaming." Wieschorster said they tried to lift the deer off the stake, but it was too heavy to move... "We've already had three deer and a moose that have been impaled on this fence ⁠— the suffering is really quite gruesome." ...


Local residents seek to alter dangerous fencing to prevent more deer deaths March 15, 2020 Utah, Standard-Examiner

" ... another deer had been completely sliced open by the fence and was hanging on it ... It was horrible to see. I had to get the deer down.” ... these fences ... have these spikes that are pretty brutal ... The current plan is to ... remove the spikes and replace them with flat plugs ...


Another deer dies, impaled on iron fence in Cameron Heights June 13, 2020, Candad, CBC.ca

... "The deer was just screaming." Wieschorster said they tried to lift the deer off the stake, but it was too heavy to move... "We've already had three deer and a moose that have been impaled on this fence ⁠— the suffering is really quite gruesome." ...


Local residents seek to alter dangerous fencing to prevent more deer deaths March 15, 2020 Utah, Standard-Examiner

" ... another deer had been completely sliced open by the fence and was hanging on it ... It was horrible to see. I had to get the deer down.” ... these fences ... have these spikes that are pretty brutal ... The current plan is to ... remove the spikes and replace them with flat plugs ...

Deer euthanized in Hartford after getting stuck on fence September 19, 2019 Connecticut, FOX 61

... euthanized after being impaled on a fence in Hartford ...


Tiburon woman seeks ban on spiked fences after deer impalement August 24, 2019 California, Mercury News

... found a dead fawn hanging from the fence that separates her yard from her neighbors’, she was horrified to learn that it wasn’t the first deer that had been fatally pierced by the fence’s wrought-iron spikes...


Firefighters Rescue Deer Stuck In Fence March 28, 2019 California, CBS Sacramento

... As the dangling deer tried to break free, it cried out for help... firefighters arrived, placing a coat over the animal’s eyes as animal services gave it a sedative to calm it down...


Kelowna’s conservation office wants a ban on spiked fences after deer impaled March 27, 2019 British Columbia, Global News

... a wrought-iron fence with pointed pickets sticking out the top ... since the beginning of 2019, 10 deer have been found dead or needing to be euthanized ...


Impaled deer prompts call for fencing changes in Oak Bay March 8, 2019 British Columbia, Sooke News Mirror

... was impaled all the way through,” says Krekorian. “The spike was coming out and I could see her hind legs — underneath, she was torn from the fall or the struggle, about six to eight inches... She was making these horrible noises ...


Deer impaled on fence, Edmonton residents call for changes November 15, 2018 Alberta, CTV News

... “This deer was impaled quite deeply into its groin and the damage was fairly substantial,” Dennis Prodan, a district fish and wildlife officer, told CTV Edmonton. “It struggled a little bit in the fence too, so it increased the damage.” To end the animal’s suffering, an officer with Alberta Fish and Wildlife shot the deer...

Edmonton, City puts moratorium on custom fences similar to one that impaled two deer January 10, 2019 Alberta, CBC.ca

... Revisions to current fencing regulations to "mitigate conflict with wildlife" will be included in a review of the city's design and construction standards, which is expected to be completed in this spring

Impaled deer prompts calls to fix fence in Cameron Heights neighbourhood November 6, 2018 Alberta, Yahoo News Canada

... Martin wanted to free the animal by lifting it off the fence, but it was too heavy. He also thought about taking a portion of the fence apart, but the deer was kicking, so he couldn't get close enough...


Binghampton, Three deer die trying to jump over cemetery fence June 17, 2016 New York, WBNG-TV

... ... this year he has found three deer trapped on the fence ... a sharp metal fence ..

Deer Incidents Spur Changes To Muirfield Golf Club's Fence August 27, 2013 Ohio, NBC4i.com

... Dublin police officers were called to the club regarding a deer that had been impaled ...The deer could not be rehabilitated and the officers were forced to put it down. Two days later, officers responded for a second time ... Residents surrounding the golf club gathered at the Dublin City Council meeting Monday night to express their concerns...

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Pointed fence ban closer at Vernon council in wake of deer impalements January 23, 2022 British Columbia, Castanet

... This follows discussion at council's last meeting in the wake of several deer impalements on pointed fence posts last year...

Toronto police 'humanely' euthanize deer whose leg got impaled on a fence in north Etobicoke neighbourhood April 21, 2022 Ontario, toronto.com

... a deer struggling to free itself after impaling its left hind leg on the spikes of a neighbour’s metal fence... We weren’t sure how long the animal was stuck, but it was suffering ...


Westside woman angry, deer gets impaled by wrought-iron picket fence December 5, 2020 British Columbia, Castanet

... “This morning my son started screaming because the deer was hung up on the fence and the mother deer was in my yard crying. ... It’s not something little like they break their leg. They're disemboweled ...

Forest of Dean upset over trapped deer fencing deaths December 4, 2018 United Kingdom, BBC

... "I phoned them and thought they were bringing cutters, but no, they came and shot it... "Where deer frequently jump over the fence - we're putting in long bars of wood to stop the deer catching their legs in the netting or the wire at the top." ...


Deer's Jump Over Spiked Fence Proves Fatal In Glen Cove November 29, 2017 Patch

... In 2013, another deer was found impaled on a fence in Glen Cove's North Country Colony.

TWRA rescues deer stuck on fence in Powell July 5, 2016 Tennessee, WATE 6 On Your Side

... deer hanging on the fence and decided the best thing to do would be to tranquilize it...

Franklin Lakes, No easy solution to deer impalements in Franklin Lakes January 16, 2014 New Jersey, NorthJersey.com

... Spiked fences ... Mayor Frank Bivona ... estimated that six deer have jumped to their deaths in the past year ... They don’t make it and they get caught up and they’re alive," ...

Alexandria and Arlington Animal Watch November 14, 2013 Virginia, Washington Post

... An animal control found a deer stuck on an iron fence. The deer had a severely broken leg. The animal was euthanized...


Wormsloe alters fence to spare deer January 26, 2013 Georgia, Savannah Morning News

The sharp points are being removed from the century old fence that runs along the Wormsloe State Historic Park and Skidaway Road. Deer have been injured and even impaled while attempting to jump over the fence ... [see video below]

Staten Island deer found impaled on fence in Richmond October 6, 2013 New York, SILive.com

... Julie Nygren said she was driving past the cemetery on Arthur Kill Road when she saw the horrifying scene -- a deer hanging from the fence, clinging to life. She said a police officer on scene told her they were waiting for it to be euthanized. "It was still alive and dangling," ...


Deer impales itself trying to jump cemetery gate October 11, 2013 Michigan, WFSB

... Royal Oak police say it appears a deer tried to jump the fence of the Oakview Cemetery in Royal Oak, MI, but impaled itself in the process...


Deer is freed from fence December 26, 2013 New Jersey, NorthJersey.Com

... The officers determined that the fence had to be cut in order to free the leg. ... several days after the incident, the deer was spotted in Woodcliff Lake and appeared f to be all right, with the exception of a broken lower back leg.

Fences can kill deer; Hunter trying to raise awareness September 8, 2014 Illinois, Springfield News-Leader

... he was shocked last week to find a 10-point whitetail deer impaled lifelessly on a homeowner's tall spiked fence in east Springfield... According to MDC [Missouri] records, in 2013 there were 113 fence-related deaths and 5,219 vehicle related deaths in Missouri; in 2012, 132 fence, 5,578 vehicle; in 2011, 124 fence, 5,999 vehicle; in 2010, 135 fence, 5,707 vehicle; in 2009, 138 fence, 6,930 vehicle...



Impaled deer at Muirfield galvanize complaints over fence August 27, 2013 Ohio, Columbus Dispatch

At least twice this month, deer have died after trying to jump the 5-foot fence. One was impaled on the fence finials and left hanging. The other, found with broken legs ... “The thought of having a deer impaled on the fence ... is pretty appalling in Muirfield,” Mike Bickley told members of Dublin City Council last night...


Dublin PD Forced To Shoot 2 Deer Impaled By Country Club's Fence August 20, 2013 Ohio, NBC News

... After two recent incidents where two deer were impaled while attempting to jump the fence, neighbors say they are worried a human being could be injured. Officers from the Dublin Division of Police were called to the country club after residents found two dear hanging from the fence surrounding the course. The animals were still alive and officers were forced to shoot them ...


Ohio police rescue deer lodged in between two fences September 3, 2018 RTV6 Indianapolis

... they were able to move the fence and the deer fled the area ...


Amherst, Cemetery fence proves deadly for deer June 14, 2013 New York, WIVB

Deer are impaling themselves on a mile-long wrought-iron fence at a cemetery in Amherst, and cemetery officials say they don't have the means to do anything about it... Dawn Sacks will never forget what she saw June 3 driving past the cemetery. "There was a deer, still alive, impaled on three of these prongs, squirming, thrashing, trying to get himself off," ...


Deer euthanized in La Crescenta August 17, 2013 California, Glendale News Press

... the deer was found stuck on the fence ... the “medium-sized” deer suffered massive internal and external injuries... It couldn't move ...

Firefighters use Jaws of Life to rescue deer trapped in fence April 1, 2022 New Hampshire, UPI.com

... The Professional Firefighters of Merrimack said in a Facebook post that crews responded Thursday to a report of a deer stuck between the bars of a fence at a local cemetery... [picture below)