Guide electric fence to deter bears

 · Shared by : Tommy Gaillard
 · Last update : 21 April 2022
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DESCRIPTION

A properly constructed electric fence is safe for people and pets and has proven to be effective at deterring bears from apiaries (beehives), fruit trees, gardens, livestock pens, rabbit hutches, garbage containers, dog kennels, chicken coups, compost piles, storage sheds, along with numerous other uses. There is an abundant variety of applications and effective fencing designs for deterring bears. Design, construction and proper maintenance will determine the effectiveness of your electric fence. Safety is always a concern when using electrified equipment. Modern electric fence energizers have been shown to be safe for humans, animals and vegetation. The pulse rate of a modern energizer is so
quick that they cannot generate enough heat to start vegetation on fire. While touching an electrified fence is unpleasant, modern energizers are safe to use around pets and children.

HOW ELECTRIC FENCING WORKS
When an animal touches an electrified wire and the ground simultaneously, the electricity passes through them, into the soil, to the ground rod and back to the ground terminal of the energizer. The circuit is then completed and the animal receives a shock (Fig 1.). If too few grounding rods are placed, if the grounding rod(s) is not deep enough, or if soil is generally dry, the electricity will not find the path back to the energizer and the animal will receive little or no shock.

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Fixed fences
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American black bear
Brown bear
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Bees
Human safety
Livestock
Property
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United States of America
Montana
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http://www.bearsmart.com/docs/MFWP-ElectricFenceGuideBears.pdf
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