Fencing with Wildlife in Mind

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This publication provides guidelines and details for constructing fences with wildlife in mind. The information it contains has been contributed by wildlife managers, biologists, land managers, farmers, and ranchers. Over time, their observations and research have built a body of knowledge concerning wildlife and fences, including:

  • A basic understanding of how ungulates cross fences and the fence designs that cause problems for moose, elk, deer, pronghorn, and bighorn sheep.
  • Fence designs that adequately contain livestock without excluding wildlife.
  • Fence designs that effectively exclude ungulates, bears, beavers, and other small mammals.

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