Energized fencing can effectively and practically reduce goose grazing on your yard. It is useful in situations more severe than hazing or bird scare tape can handle. Most home owners prefer portable fencing that can be set up in 1-2 hours and quickly taken down for storage when not in use.
Key components of an energized fence for geese:
When a goose touches an energized fence, the electric pulse passes from the energizer through the fence wire, through the goose, into the earth, to the grounding system, and back to the energizer. The result is an uncomfortable, but harmless, "shock" that geese learn to avoid.
Energized fencing must be properly constructed and maintained to be effective. Make the fence long enough so geese won't walk around it. Measure voltage weekly and keep fence wires clear of vegetation. Install energized-fence warning signs at least every 60 feet. Check the Homeowners' Guide to Goose Problems for detailed information.
Energized fencing is prohibited in some cities. If you are interested in using energized fencing for geese, check local ordinances and contact your DNR Area Wildlife Office for more information.