Exclusion with ElectroBraid™
ElectroBraid™ as a Wildlife Fence
Wild Animals and ElectroBraid™
Wildlife Fence Designs and Applications
F. Planning and Installation Tips
ElectroBraid™ as a Wildlife Fence
is a durable, permanent electric fence which can be easily relocated.
It is very cost-effective to exclude deer, moose, elk, caribou,
bear, coyote and other animals from crops, airfields and highways.
results of extensive Wildlife Field Trials are covered in
to contain horses safely, ElectroBraid™ has particular value for
wildlife management. Field trials confirm that all animals see
ElectroBraid™ clearly. Each investigates with its nose first,
receives a painful, but harmless shock, and has no further desire
to approach the fence again. Unlike high tensile wire (which
animals don’t see) and other electric fences, ElectroBraid™ is
strong and resilient - - animals can’t break it!
has been tested by various government agencies:
US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Wildlife Research
Center (NWRC) has rigorously tested ElectroBraid™ in trials
conducted for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The
NWRC found a 4-foot high ElectroBraid™ fence is better than
99% effective at keeping hungry deer in February-March from
feeding troughs supplied with whole-kernel corn.
the US Air Force and the US Navy have approved ElectroBraid™
to protect against aircraft deer-strikes. Little Rock
Air Force Base deployed the first ElectroBraid™ airport runway
fence in August 1999.
Exclusion at Airports by Transport Canada recommends ElectroBraid™.
Newfoundland Government tested ElectroBraid™ with caribou
and moose. ElectroBraid™ was 99.6% effective in
protecting alfalfa fields during the 1999 caribou migration
in western Newfoundland. It was 100% effective in excluding
moose from cabbage crops in six separate growing season trials
by the Newfoundland Crop Insurance Agency during 2000 and 2001.
and deer have been 100% excluded, for three years, from
the lush green grass of an international polo field at the Mannix
ranch south of Calgary, notwithstanding thousands of ungulate
footprints that surround the polo field every spring.
the fall of 2000, ElectroBraid™ was installed on five kilometers
of highway, north of Bathurst, NB. The selected highway
has one of the highest moose/vehicle collision rates in the
province, including at least one human fatality. The project
is administered by a Working Group of Provincial and Municipal
government officials. The fence was 98% effective in excluding
moose over the first 5 years.
Wild Animals and ElectroBraid™
is both a psychological deterrent and a resilient, physical
Deer can jump a 12-foot barrier deer fence. Yet a 4-foot high
ElectroBraid™ fence was more than 99% effective in excluding
deer from feeding on fresh kernel corn in trials by the USDA
National Wildlife Research Center.
is highly visible. Instead of accidentally running into
the fence, and breaking it, animals clearly see ElectroBraid™.
Every animal investigates first with its nose! One severe shock
discourages it from investigating further.
an animal approaches an ElectroBraid™ fence, it is inclined,
first, to try to go under the bottom Braid™ or, alternatively,
to step between two strands of Braid™. If the Braid™ is
closely spaced, it will check one strand of Braid™ with
its nose. Even deer never seem to want to jump it. Deer
will only jump ElectroBraid™ in fear for life, such as when
chased by a predator, or a man in a truck. In that case,
invariably, the deer keeps right on going and jumps out
the other side.
is strong and resilient, like the ropes in a boxing ring.
Even a bull moose can tangle its horns in ElectroBraid™, and
cannot break it. A horse can hit ElectroBraid™ at full gallop
and be bounced back; neither the horse, nor the Braid™ is damaged.
from big to small, respect ElectroBraid™. Elephants hate
electric shock. Bears can’t break ElectroBraid™ and, once shocked,
leave ElectroBraid™ alone. Herds of buffalo bison and migrating
caribou can be effectively controlled.
coyotes, wolverines, alligators, iguana, pigs, skunks and
raccoons all respect ElectroBraid™. Every animal investigates
first with its nose, gets shocked and stays away.
Fence Designs and Applications
high, 5-Braid™ Deer Exclusion Fence (10-inch spacing):
Has proven 99% effective to exclude deer habituated to feed
on corn. Recommended to exclude deer from airport runways, highways
high, 5-Braid™ Moose Exclusion Fence (12-inch spacing):
Has been 98% to 100% effective in trials to date to exclude
moose from cabbage crops, commercial market gardens, private
gardens and highways.
high, 9-Braid™ Exclusion Fence: Braid™ spaced 6”, 6”, 6”,
6”, 6”, 6”, 12”, 12” and 12”. Designed to exclude all animals
both large and small.
Forestry Fence, strung tree-to-tree: To protect plant re-generation
of forest clear cuts from predation by deer until seedlings
sufficiently mature. Can be strung tree-to-tree on insulators
strapped, not nailed, to trees. Can be relocated and reused. Powered
by solar energizers. Also useful for riparian zone protection.
For special fence designs to suit different animals and circumstances,
call 1-888-430-3330 to talk to one of our ElectroBraid™
Fiberglass Post Systems: Three 2-inch dia., hollow fiberglass
posts are arranged in a tripod and attached by set screws to
augurs installed underground. This tripod is used for corners,
ends and braced line posts. The standard line post is a 7/8-inch
solid fiberglass post pounded 2-feet into the ground. Geotek™
posts are covered by a 25-year performance warranty.
Low-Impedance Energizers: Powered
by Mains or Solar power. Heavy duty, low-impedance energizers
designed and made by Tru-Test, Inc., New Zealand.
Fence Minder™: Monitors
the voltage on your fence. If the voltage drops below a pre-set
voltage for any reason, including vandalism, the Fence Minder™
will instantly activate a siren or flashing light and/or auto-dial
three pre-set phone numbers to warn you that your fence is down.
can be self-installed. Use
simple hand tools. You don’t need a professional contractor.
Savings are substantial compared to installing woven wire or
chain link fence through woods and over rough terrain.
Company can manage major installations throughout the USA and
have experienced installation crew chiefs. Our estimates are
based on prior site inspection. Call 1-888-430-3330 to discuss.
are simple and easily done by hand.
cost of routine maintenance is very low: ElectroBraid™
can tolerate considerable weed and plant growth with very little
loss of power. Grass and weeds generally need cutting once
ElectroBraid™ is tough and
durable and has a 25-year Performance Warranty. ElectroBraid™
will not rust, rot, lose strength due to sunlight or weathering
or break in a normal permanent fence installation.
Planning and Installation Tips
the height and Braid™ separation for your specific purpose.
the fence in detail and estimate the materials required.
1-888-430-3330 for experienced technical assistance.
out the fence plan in the field and commence installation:
corner posts and brace posts, dip posts (lowest points) and
one line of Braid™ to act as a sight line.
all line posts, pre-marked for Braid™ height, with clips.
the Braid™ installation.
the energizer, ground rods and Fence Minder™
the second from the top line of Braid™:
a ground rod every 1300 feet, or as required to properly ground
areas for ground rods that will be damp or wet year-round.
the ground rods to the grounded line of Braid™.
Cut-off Switches in the lower lines of Braid™: Power
to the lower lines should be easy to turn off if there is flooding,
or in winter, if wet snow becomes a problem and drains power
from the fence. Dry
snow is not a problem.
can be added to a wire or wood fence system: To
deploy an electric shock at nose level.
Buy a high-joule, low-impedence energizer of the type approved
for safety by UL or CSA. Shock values must be high. Better
a serious jolt than a “bee-sting” to ensure the deer will not
challenge the ElectroBraid™ again.
teach their young. Do not let deer learn bad habits. A
license to cull deer should be secured if necessary.
a 5 to 10 foot corridor to separate fence from forest. To
allow space for deer to see the fence and change direction when
your fence energized at all times. Never
give deer the opportunity to learn to jump or to step through
ElectroBraid™ when the fence is not electrified.
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