Dennis Bangham wrote:Well I will soon start looking at the CSV and well pump combination. When I measured the water table over summer the bottom was at 100 ft and the water level was 45 feet.
Anyone know where I can look for a solar package that will run the CSV and 1/2 HP pump? Should I get a submerged pump or one on top that can draw up the water?
Lorinne Anderson wrote:
The Bear Aware programs are the only logical way forward, long term, particularly long term, in my opinion. The truth is, this is a people problem, NOT an animal problem, in my opinion.
C West wrote:Corey, I must admit I didn't read the last handful of replies. We are neighbors! I'm 18 miles East of Homer (by road).
I've had no bear encounters on my homestead in the past 4 years which I suspect is due to a long history of the neighbors shooting anything with teeth (not relevant to your issue). I use polywire electric fence to protect my delicious pastured ducks, chickens, and sheep. So far its confirmed to deter dogs and my belief is it would deter bear. I know electric fence is not the creative answer you were looking for but wait...there's more!
Did you know that you can get 50% of your electric fence cost reimbursed up to $500 in Alaska?
The Defenders of Wildlife have an Electric Fence Incentive Program.
LINK TO "GOT GRIZZLIES"
check it out - note it looks to only be advertised for 2020 as of now, so maybe move quick if you decided to take that route.
I rotationally graze a small pasture so I have a perimeter fence which is 5 strands of poly wire held on tposts with plastic clips, and inside the fence my flocks are each inside of an "electronet" that I bought years ago from Premier1 fencing (who's alaska shipping costs are insane - I got mine while living in Oregon). I use a solar fence charger for the moving electronets and a stationary charger hanging from a tpost covered with a 5 gal bucket for the perimeter. I owned all of my equipment before knowing about the Defenders of Wildlife program so haven't gone through their funding process myself.
One of the age old after apple trees but before guns methods was to have outdoor dogs working in packs.
Best of luck.
Lorinne Anderson wrote:NOTE: Just how do companies secure "predator urine" such as wolf?
I can only assume it is similar to the procedure used to collect "Pregnant Mare Urine" aka Premarin, by keeping them contained and catheterized to collect said urine. I, personally, have ethical issues with this....
Honey, aloe, or an aloe/honey combo beneath the plastic cling film would be an excellent alternative to actual burn cream.
S Smithsson wrote:I live in an area with many bears in town. Most houses dont have garages or anywhere to lock up / put away trash. I've had bears in my yard, eating bird feed. Yelling and running at one made it go away. I have never had one in my garbage, but the neighbors have. I have house cats and put the litter in the garbage. Coincidence? I dont think so.
Perhaps I should sell packets as anti-bear additive.