ranching in grizzly bear country

Avoid conflicts with grizzly bears on ranches and farms

Ranchers and farmers may encounter conflicts with grizzly bears in or near the Grizzly Bear Recovery Zones. The following organizations offer their experience and help with methods and tools to avoid conflicts. The publications, Bears and Electric Fencing: A starter’s guide for using electric fencing to deter bears, and A Landowner’s Guide to Fences and Wildlife are excellent resources for fencing alternatives. The report, Feasibility of Using Portable Electric Fencing to Prevent Damage to Livestock and Apiaries by Bears and Other Predators, provide research results about the use of fencing to protect animals.

These organizations offer more information:

Living With Predators Resource Guides

The Living with Predators Resource Guides offer up-to-date information about living with predators, including black bears, grizzly bears, wolves and mountain lions. Click on the following guide titles to download the guides from the Living With Wildlife Foundation website:

The guides are valuable to anyone who…

Fencing Bears out of Coops, Hives, Farms and Ranches

Private Landowners: the Electric Fence Incentive Program is Ready for Spring 2016

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