Portable Electric Fencing for Preventing Wildlife Damage
Farmers have used electric fencing for many years to contain livestock and reduce wildlife damage to agricultural crops. In 1996 and 1997, Rutgers University, Snyder Research and Extension Farm field evaluated portable electric fencing systems to determine their effectiveness in reducing damage from deer and small mammals (rabbits, groundhogs, raccoons, etc.). Preliminary results indicate effective reduction in crops damaged by wildlife in small garden size areas (25' X 50'). Portable electric fencing systems are quick and easy to install, a typical 25' X 50' area can be set up in approximately one hour without tools.