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Electric bear fencing
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coolbrze
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June 18, 2019 - 3:23 pm

Not sure if any of y'all have had this problem but I've got about 25 Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, & Figs in my young orchard. I pinched all the buds/fruit off this spring so that I "would have another year" until I had to worry about bears. I fenced the majority of my trees for deer (still have 6 to do) but apparently the bears didn't get the memo & are wreaking havoc on my Plum & Apple trees even though there's no fruit on them. Anyways... I need to install my electric fence sooner rather than later. Any recommendations on # of wires & their spacing for the fence, boxes (I've got power close by so don't need solar powered), or any other suggestions? I've been looking at electric fence boxes & supplies at Southern States, Tractor Supply, & online but am new to this so any help is greatly appreciated.

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John S
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June 23, 2019 - 7:56 pm

Cool idea and one that could be shared with many. We don't have bears in my suburb, but perhaps others would have some ideas.

John S
PDX OR

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Rooney
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July 3, 2019 - 10:32 pm

Alaska Fish & Wildlife News (November 2005) has an indepth write on bears hate of electricity. Then at the end of the article there is another link to another article and also by ADFG. Very good information between both articles, and the last even has a long list of vendors for electric fences.

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