Fencing Ecology

mtnrunner260

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With that many miles of fence utilizing collar data helps pinpoint the worst areas to address.
Thanks for sharing
 

BigHornRam

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This article overlaps the one you put up @neffa3 ..


Definitely a lot of falling down unnecessary fence that could be removed in the west. I took down about 900 feet of fallen down 3 strand of barbed wire and woven wire a couple weeks ago in the same county mentioned in this article.
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I will probably put in new fencing down the road when and if I convert the field to permanent rotational pasture, but will likely rely more on temporary movable electric fence.
 

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Most years I seem to take down a thousand feet or more. Mostly to replace it with 2x4 welded wire with T posts spaced at 8' and wooden 4x6 cedar every 40 ft. Dog fence, and often to keep people out. People make bike trails and hiking trails on private land. Pull out the old T posts too. Everything goes to the recycle guys that cruise the alley. Often enough 500 to 1000 lbs of old barbed wire in neat tight coils.

Moose seem to walk right into it until they learn to remember where it is. Bears climb over and push it down, deer and elk hop it.

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