Prevent wild damage with game defense

Wildlife damage is not only unpleasant but also costly. Here we show you how to effectively avoid game damage.

How game damage occurs

Wildlife damage is mainly caused by wild boar. Wild boars are herd animals and therefore usually roam in larger numbers. When wild boars meet agricultural land, serious grazing and trampling damage is the result. The reasons for this are almost exclusively lack of food or lack of water in the traditional area. In coniferous forest areas there is a fundamentally higher lack of food than in hardwood or mixed forest areas. Wild boars require not only vegetable food but also animal protein. This fact is often unknown. In addition to the consumption of forest fruits, the wild boar also feeds on insects, beetles and even mice. Due to the ever lower incidence of forest fruits and eradication, e.g. of the cockchafer, the wild boar lacks sufficient food in its natural form. So when they search for food, they come across agricultural land whose offer is readily accepted.

How to prevent game damage

Wil damage can be prevented either by distraction or protective measures. You can distract the wild boar with a focus on distilling or through targeted wild fields. If this is not possible, protective measures at certain points in time on highly endangered arable land are unavoidable. All optical, acoustic or chemical defenses can help in the short term. However, it is proven that the wild boar gets used to it sooner or later. In the long term, only the electric fence for game defense has proven itself.

Using the example of maize, it is important that the electric game fence is already set up and operated on maize seed. Very often the electric fence is used too late. Then it may even happen that the sows were fenced in the corn. The effectiveness of an electric fence is enhanced when visualized by optical signals. This can e.g. done by attaching a blue signal band. Each, even fleetingly changing game is slowed by the movement, the color blue and the shimmering of the band of this fence first. At each cautious attempt it touches the electric wires and gets an electric shock. The thus stopped game will retreat in shock. Electric shock has a deterrent effect on game but is not dangerous.

This is how a game defense system works

A) An energizer regularly generates current pulses
B) Several wires carry the electricity. These do not have to return to the beginning of the fence.
C) Insulators or plastic piles isolate the current from the earth
D) Mobile or permanent piles can be used.
E) The grounding of the energizer should be placed as deep as possible in moist soil.

When the boar touches the wire, the circuit is closed. The electric current flows through the animal and the earth back to the device. The animal receives an unpleasant but harmless electric shock and retreats. This electric fence system can be used both for fencing and for the defense of animals.

The complete wild defense solution

is called ... AKO WildNet. With the boar defense network you can create an effective wild boar defense easily, fast and uncomplicated. Even with little expertise in electric fence construction, the Wildschweinetnet WildNet can be built in a short time. Fence lengths of 2 km are easily possible. The color blue has been deliberately integrated, as hoofed game perceives blue particularly well. The boar defense net must be well stretched and the fouling regularly removed. Corner posts can be tensioned outwards for stabilization. For optimum use, connect a strong energizer.

The individual wild boar fence solution

Several components are used in an individual electric fence system. Above all, the following points are important:

  • The strongest possible energizer with the best possible earthing.
  • Very good conductive, visible electric fence wire in at least 3 rows move in (resistance of the electric strand less than 0.5 ohms / meter)
  • When connecting the strand ends, do not use knots but use special stranded and quick connectors
  • Maintain sufficient ground clearance (approx. 20 cm)
  • Periodically remove grassy vegetation to prevent any leakage
  • Wire heights to about 20, 40 and 60 cm and integrate a blue signal band for optical deterrence
  • Pile distances approx. 4 m
  • Either white plastic posts with integrated eyelets or blue fiberglass pole plus 1x spare insulator for the
  • use middle strand row
  • In the corners or gates use either wooden posts or the AKO Multipfahl made of metal

Expert tip: In wind-intensive areas, we recommend cutting the signal band into several pieces of 50 to 100 cm and fixing them at the top of the posts. The band flutters in the wind and repels the wild boars reinforced.