R Scott wrote:How big of area? How big of budget?
Mesh keeps smaller things in/out. Like raccoons out of the garden, kids inside away from the electric fence, etc.
bob day wrote:Just for reference, a 1/4 acre plot would be 100x100 square- approx--or equivalent polygon- more or less.
also, one trick that can teach animals about electricity is to put a bit of peanut butter on foil and wrap it to the fence--this will teach in no uncertain terms. Some people energize a fence for a bit with this attractant and then don't even keep the fence on all the time, just occasionally rebait and energize to remind them and teach any newcomers. This method works well for deer who will jump anything less than 8-10 feet, but a taste of the hot peanut butter and they steer clear
For bears I was told to use three strands, one of them as barbed wire, to get a bit closer to the skin through all that fur--of course a more powerful charge will penetrate also.