Idaho Buck Fences

A Buck Fence, also known as a Jack Fence or Jackleg Fence, is a traditional rustic style of fencing which is great for many uses. It can be used as containment for horses and cattle. Buck fencing is versatile because you can build on myriad terrains, including rocky or other types of areas where it is difficult or impossible to drill post holes. Jack fencing requires no holes to be drilled and is a great option for easy outlining of your property. Just as this type of fencing is versatile, so too are our options.

The buck fence is sold with the bark on, peeled and treated. Typically, we space the bucks every 11’ and use 12’ rails. Our bucks are pre-notched 5’ tall and 5-6” diameter with a 60-degree angle cut 16” from the top. They are shipped unassembled. Normally, 3 rails are placed on one side and then a “rub rail” is placed on the other side to prevent animals from submarining under the fence.

Additionally, rails can be added, and long jack legs produced to achieve different goals. It is necessary to add a diagonal every 4-6 sections from the top of one buck to the bottom of another to prevent the fence from racking over. We also recommend a short 4’ rail at the bottom of the buck to keep the legs from spreading apart.