Bear ...

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by daps2000, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. daps2000

    daps2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm so sick to my stomach! AND ... after reading so many post on here ... I'm sure that no fence ... or legal trap will be an option for me!

    Upside ... only got one chicken ...

    Down side ... this is only the beginnig!
     
  2. Bat Cave Silkies

    Bat Cave Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2010
    Bat Cave, NC
    wow~~~that's a little too close to my backyard

    So sorry for your loss. Got the gun loaded????
     
  3. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    A lady up in Northern BC had trouble with a Grizzly sow and two cubs. She put up a electric fence (one wire string) with a cattle charger. It packed a powerful jolt, it keeps a full grown 1600 pound breeding bull where you want him.
    The bear hit it once, probably with its nose, and never came back.

    Once the Bear knows there is easy food, it will be back until you either stop it or the food source is gone.
    Can you move your chickens off the property temporarily?
     
  4. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel for u we are having blk bear problem also. What is sss law?
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Quote:One way I ensure that animals hit the fence nose first is by baiting it with little foil envelopes full of peanut butter. Peanut butter is good to just about any animal, so everything stops to see what delicious treat is just hanging out there. Works like a charm! I use electrified poultry netting which , honestly, wouldn't stop anything with any determination whatsoever. By using the baits I make certain everything is made aware that the fences are hot before they tear through my fences. Bears can be insulated from a charge by their hair should they tackle a fence any way but nose first.

    SSS is Shoot, Shovel and Shut up, dmccann.
     
  6. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, thank you
     
  7. BlackBart

    BlackBart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    The honey farmers when they take their hives out to the mountains, use a solar powered fence charger to protect their hives against all types and sizes of Bears. Seems to work for them. Not sure if they bait the lines or not.
    If I remember, I'll ask them.
     
  8. FlipFlopFarmer

    FlipFlopFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    CMV is correct about hair insulating them, i dont have bears, but did have some animals not respecting my electric fence, so i upgraded to a 50 mile charger, and u can hear that hing snap crackle and pop from 50 yards when it gets a victim! my neighbors husky was the first,and the other day, i hit it on accident, and i weigh 200 pounds, and have been around electric fence my whole life(needless to say ive hit it alot), and i had to sit down for a few minutes! P.S., i LOVE the peanut butter on foil idea!!!! OH ALSO, get a box with a pulsating charge, NOT a constant charge, so the animals cant get used to the shock and get ur birds anyway.
     
  9. beachchickie

    beachchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wet the ground. It will give them a huge jolt. Hair or no hair. When you are grounded and wet. Well you get the picture
     
  10. dmccann

    dmccann Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just went to tsc today and bought a charger,just hope bear stays away another nite. I did find out they do not sell a constant shock charger anymore i guess it is not legal. So worried dh working tonight and it is getting dusk,middle of woods i live,just me and the cat until midnight.I do have fire arm protection,just nervous.
     

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