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Elk Management Fence

Jenn Smith

Posted on May 14 2020

Elk are beautiful and graceful animals; but they are also aggressive towards people, pets and even other wildlife. Few animals would mess with an elk, though - standing tall at 4 feet and weighing between 500-700 pounds, they are the largest members of the cervid family. 

Elk are found in mountainous regions of the United States and Canada including  United States including: Washington State, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. They will eat plant-based materials as they roam as well as trees and shrubs. 

To protect plants from elk damage, growers must consider installing an elk fence tall enough to block elk from jumping - and they can jump at least 6 to 8 feet based on their gender and size. Typical elk fences have a certified breaking strength of 1400 pounds to be strong enough to stop a charging elk. 

Installing elk fencing is the best garden management plan to reduce the sight of elk on growing sites.