Simple additions to fencing keep ungulates from farm fields

ElkElk and deer are fans of the big, open farms of the western provinces. After all, where else could they go to get neatly rowed snacks or bales of dinner?

But farmers, clearly, are not fans of elk and deer. Numerous forms of trapping or hunting to reduce populations have been tried in the past – but that can create new, larger issues throughout the ecosystem surrounding the farms.

A surprisingly simple idea, however, seems to be keeping the ungulates from farm fields – and keeping everyone happy.

The Alberta Farmer Express is reporting on a trial run of 3D fencing: a type of fencing which utilizes varying widths, heights and depths.

“I had one spot where they were crossing — their game trail — where I put the 3D fencing in, and boy, it really worked well,” farmer Lawrence Andruchiw told the Farmer Express. “As soon as they hit that, they’d get tripped up and they’d quit going.”

It is simple innovation like this 3D fencing that proves co-existence is not only possible, but economically and ecologically responsible.


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