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post #11 of 15

The problem with bears I have been told is that unless they make contact with their nose or mouth they don't get shocked as their coat serves as insulation.  Is that fact or fiction?

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post #12 of 15

Yes and no. Hollow hair like some goats does insulate well. It can be overcome with more volts and the ground. With wet soil you've a good ground, dry soil and thick cover not so much. Metal laying on ground for excellent conduction will do the trick. That and why you need 8K volts for them and some goats. 

 

I've had beekeeper tell me he was hit and had electric. Found out later it was only working intermitently (solar powered junk model). He later saw and watched a bear come to apiary then stop about 50 ft away and walk off. He surmised the bear could hear the electric was on, in some way knew power was on. That's all it took as it was trained to what a shock was from when the system was new.

 

Where I live now is basically a thoroughfare for bear. Ridge line with 500 acres of old farm land and state forest other side of this ridge and covering other hill lines that convene here. Back side of lake just down from us is a cliff...all animal roads lead to my backyard. So it's not a bacon bait to train one or two bear it's all of them in this quadrant I've got to train. I'm not really overbuilding, it is going to be a war this spring to fall on my little bunker of bees.


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Premier1supplies.com is a great company, with a good catalog, products, and advise for electric fencing.  Their products are often superior to stuff that is available locally.  Mary

post #14 of 15

I can't imagine putting up an electrical wire and not having a strand near the ground?

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I agree with that. The expense of electric is the fencer/charger. The expensive part to dig proofing is if you use welded wire. Skip the welded wire and use a low electric strand to stop the diggers is my thought. It only costs one more length of polyrope, tape or wire. There is no difference where you buy that stuff for quality. A good fencer can be had if you shop around. Believe it or not you can find inexpensive new patriot p5 on eBay.

 

Premier1 is great and that is where I got my poultry netting. That makes a big difference in sagging by how many posts are provided. Premier1 has great fences and kits that include strong corner posts but that's not the direction your going. Strands of electric on fixed fences is very effective and keeps costs down.

 

P5 charger, $81, free shipping. Has both plugin and battery clamps connections you just need a metal rod to pound in ground. This size needs only one ground rod so what?? 3ft copper pipe:

 

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