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Old 03-22-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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i wish there was a way to make an electric fence let deer in and then trap them lol!
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Old 03-22-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Sorry to grab your post but will the electric fence concept protect against bears? Any experience with that? I have use the electric fence for cows, bulls and works well.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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I don't know , but it really works good for pigs, also.

It works so well that when you take the fence down, they won't cross where the fence was.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:29 AM
 
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how low do you need it to be for pigs?
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:47 AM
 
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I would say knee high.

I used it for full sized mature sows .

Training sows is the opposite of training cattle.

When cattle touch the fence out of curiosity ( the first time) they usually jump back.
Pigs jump forward the first time.

Once trained, however, pigs are deathly afraid of the fence.
( I think it has to do with their "pointy hoofs/feet" being such a good ground for electricity.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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pigs are VERY easy to keep in the fence, 2 lines 1 nose height when rooting (6-8" above ground) the other about 12-18" (nos eheight when walking normally)
but when training pigs start them in a FENED pen and add electric inside, a red pointed out instinct tells them to go FORWARD when zapped not back, so the fence keeps them from getting to the other side...a couple weeks inside a electric lined fenced area though and youll have no problem with pigs.

with bear...its difficult...
I they earn what the fence is BEOFRE they get THROUGH it...itll keep em away.
with bear its best to actually train them by haniing a few peices of bacon or peanut butter smeared on baking foil, over the electric fence, a good zap when retreiving the yummy lets them know the fence bites...

if you dont train them though, like pigs theyll get zapped and keep moving forward tearing your fence out.

(im told you can train deer the same way with a little peanut buter smothered on some aluminion foil hung over the fence)
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