I am fencing around a garden bed trying to prevent deer from getting in and destroying the bed. We have a pretty severe deer issue in the neighborhood and it has been a struggle to prevent the landscape from getting completely trampled and eaten by the deer. I'm putting up t-posts around the outside perimeter of the landscape bed and running 17 gauge wire from post to post. I don't have a wire stretcher and have been pulling the wire tight with some pliers and tying it off at each post and then using turnbuckle in the middle of the wire to tighten the wire (see attached images). Initially the wire is reasonably taut, but then it gets some slack in it that will ultimately allow the deer to push right thru it. So, I'm trying to find a better solution to get the wire stretched tight and remain tight. Do I need a wire stretcher or is there another method to get the wire tight? I've never used a wire stretcher before and wondering if there is an easier way to get that slack out of the line? I posted a few days ago regarding my live oaks trees and the responses were helpful. This is a slightly different issue and question that is primarily focused on how to stretch the wire tight between posts. Thanks.
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