Electric Fences as Bear Deterrents

Demonstration Videos

These videos, produced by Wayne Hall for the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, will demonstrate setting up an electric fence, including how they work and the components you will need for both backcountry and more permanent installations.

All three of these videos demonstrate how to set up an electric fence, including how they work and the components you would need for both backcountry and more permanent fences.
All three of these videos demonstrate how to set up an electric fence, including how they work and the components you would need for both backcountry and more permanent fences.
This video shows how to set up a permanent electric fence around a chicken pen and coop. All three of these videos demonstrate how to set up an electric fence, including how they work and the components you would need for both backcountry and more permanent fences.

Uses of Electric Fences

Electric fences have been used successfully to deter bears around the following settings:
  • airplanes
  • animal feed
  • beehives
  • butchered game
  • camps
  • canneries
  • compost piles
  • domestic animals
  • fish camps
  • fish cleaning sites
  • freezers
  • garbage containers
  • garbage dumpsters
  • incinerators
  • municipal landfills
  • rafts and boats
  • remote cabins and lodges
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