There's a business not far from my home that has a couple of thousand feet of chain link. One side of the business is bordered by overgrown fields and generally good habitat. Without fail, the spot where the chain link fence meets the road is where many deer are killed (all year, but especially during the rut). It's an impassable barrier, and they run the length of it to get to the road crossing. I've ALMOST hit deer there several times.
I'd say that it's a good idea to give it a shot, especially where it corners, or bisects a couple of different kinds of cover.