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Workshop on electric fencing in Red Lodge will assist attendees in keeping bears away from attractants



Red Lodge, Montana – Electric fences can protect a variety of amenities from bears, including weak animals, beehives, gardens, fruit trees, and BBQ grills when installed properly.

A workshop to teach participants how to construct functional electric fences and how to use these on their own properties will soon be held in Red Lodge.

According to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP), bear-deterring electric fences and livestock fences often have distinct designs, and area livestock owners, landowners, ranchers, and farmers are welcome to attend.

People in the region who have seen bears on their land are especially encouraged to attend because bears in Montana are reportedly moving east.

Participants will have the chance to win a set of fencing supplies at the session.

The session, which will be free and held in Red Lodge at the Roosevelt Center, located at 519 S. Broadway Ave., will be presented by FWP in cooperation with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on August 19.

If you are interested in electric fencing as a bear deterrent but are unable to attend the session, call Daniel McHugh at 406-850-1131 or read the FWP’s electric fencing handbook.

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