Portable Electric Fencing & Fladry
Some ranches implement the use of temporary electric fence to create small pastures for cattle. Cattle are rotated frequently through these pastures in a short-term, high intensity grazing system. Primarily, ranchers are using this tool to impact the range most effectively. However, the use of temporary electric fence has also complimented the range riders' efforts to keep cattle gathered in a herd and thus less vulnerable to predation.
Over the past few years some ranchers in Tom Miner have surrounded their calving pastures with electrified fladry. This tool works to deter wolves from crossing fence lines where fladry is set up. Because the flags move and blow in the wind, the fladry is a novelty and is unpredictable in the minds of the wolves. Once calving is over, the fladry is removed until the following year.