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Old 10-17-2009, 06:59 AM
 
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Another joke is those home made signs where people try to out do each other with tough talk about trespassing.

Many of those " tough talking" signs don't tell me a mean man lives there, just an ignorant man.
I agree. I free range my sheep and would hate to have an ignorant hunter try to tag one as an Albino Deer, so I found a deterrent.

Electric fence. You don't even have to put No Trespassing sign up or hook the electric fence up to a fence charger. There is just something about an electric fence and the potential for electric shock that keep people from touching it.

I know another person that puts up a sign that simply says "Tick Infected Area". Again a true statement that keeps people away.

I also add a plastic "Danger" sign to my gates (those yellow insulated handles) and write in 11,000 volts in black marker. I admit it gives the trespassers another reason to not touch the fence, but in my case its a true statement. They are hooked up to a charger and I do run severe voltage so that the sheep get a good poke despite their wool. In my defense though, I am not stopping people from mere trespassing, I have a lot of investment in my livestock and really don't want people wondering through.
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Old 10-17-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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I agree. I free range my sheep and would hate to have an ignorant hunter try to tag one as an Albino Deer, so I found a deterrent.

Electric fence. You don't even have to put No Trespassing sign up or hook the electric fence up to a fence charger. There is just something about an electric fence and the potential for electric shock that keep people from touching it.

I know another person that puts up a sign that simply says "Tick Infected Area". Again a true statement that keeps people away.

I also add a plastic "Danger" sign to my gates (those yellow insulated handles) and write in 11,000 volts in black marker. I admit it gives the trespassers another reason to not touch the fence, but in my case its a true statement. They are hooked up to a charger and I do run severe voltage so that the sheep get a good poke despite their wool. In my defense though, I am not stopping people from mere trespassing, I have a lot of investment in my livestock and really don't want people wondering through.
Do you tie red tags in between the insulators to make sure the electric wire is noticed?
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:52 AM
 
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No, the majority of my fence is located on private property and so no one should be there. Only a very small portion is located along the road. At the same time, this is New England, so the fences are typically located on the edge of fields...and along rockwalls...people should notice them.

With their keen eyesight, sheep have no problems noticing the small wires. There is no reason to mark the wires for them, they aren't horses! (LOL)
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:46 AM
 
Location: On a Slow-Sinking Granite Rock Up North
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Default Signs

Years ago, I had an issue with UPS. One of their delivery drivers used to fly down our road. We had many small children playing on it. It's not a main road - rather a private dirt road. I realize that their feet are held to the fire and they're tracked by "big brother" to deliver packages within a certain time frame, but that's another topic.

Be that as it may, I think their bosses would have been more concerned about the potential for a lawsuit if they killed a small child while trying to deliver something.

Long story short: I apparently had raised enough of a ruckus (several phone calls later) for them to slow down on my road. That said, I was two steps away from painting the following sign to stick in front of my house:

"What can Brown do for me? SLOW THE HELL DOWN BEFORE THEY KILL SOMEONE".
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