There are a lot of deer here in NJ, their habitat has been squeezed down by suburban sprawl for years. The mild climate and lots of yuppie landscaping to eat I guess. A couple of years ago I put a garden out in the middle of the field out back. I got some large mesh galvanized wire deer fence for free from a customer, and put up some makeshift corner posts and stakes to hold up this seven foot high fence. I made a gate by sandwiching the 4" woven mesh between some planks in an X shape and the hinge was the fence itself. I had some tomato plants and a few scrawny vegetables going pretty good in there by late June. I looked out the kitchen window one day and saw a doe nuzzling her way into the gate. I started walking down there quickly toward the doe. She stuck her head up but kind of froze as I approached. I got closer and she FREAKED OUT and ran into the 15' x 15' enclosure. She hit the fence and REALLY panicked. She bounced around in there like you wouldn't believe. Finally she put her head down and charged the fence. Her snout caught in the bottom of the fence and her whole body flipped up and over the fence! It collapsed the fence, and I went up to her and thought she was just stunned. This all took place in about ten seconds! I walked away thinking she would recover. I came back and she was dead, she must have broken her own neck. I could not find anybody to butcher her in the middle of the summer, and since I'm not at all experienced, I took my rototiller and dug a shallow "serial killer" grave for her at the edge of the field. The whole incident was surreal.