Living with wildlife - energized fences

Nuisance animals


Fence materials & sources

Materials list and price estimate (1996) for a 30' by 30' energized garden fence to exclude deer.

Source:
G=energized fence supplier
F=farm supply store
H=lumber and hardware retailer

Quantity

Source

Description

Unit Cost

Total Cost

1

G

Energizer (at least 1.0 joule)

80.00

80.00

3

G

6' galvanized ground rods with clamps

8.00

24.00

1

G

Digital voltmeter

60.00

60.00

5

F

8' x 4" round treated posts

6.00

30.00

½#

F

1 ¾" galvanized fence staples

.50

.50

125'

F

12 or 14 gauge steel wire to attach porcelain insulators to wood posts

 

4.00

25

G

Porcelain doughnut insulators

.3

0 7.5

165"

G

14 gauge insulated underground cable

30.00

30.00

4

F

3/8" x 48" fiber rod posts

.80

3.20

20

F

3/8" post clips

.20

4.00

4

G

Fence warning signs

2.00

8.00

1

H

48" x 48" wooden gate (make) with hinges

50.00

50.00

1

G

Polywire (655' roll)

30.00

30.00

 

 

 

Total cost

331.20

Fence Materials Sources

More Information
Fencing Displays Fencing displays can be seen at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The Arboretum is located nine miles west of I-494 on State Highway 5 in Chanhassen (for hours and directions, call 612-443-2460 ext. 102). Fencing displays are a cooperative venture between the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the University of Minnesota, and fencing companies. Labor and material provided by Gallagher Power Fence Systems, San Antonio, TX; K-Fence Systems, Zumbro Falls, MN; and Kiwi Fence Systems, Inc., Waynesburg, PA.

For Further information or if you have questions, contact your local DNR Area Wildlife Office.