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- Suggestion A: What a guy in our area
found (by trial and error, which meant going on buffalo
roundups at odd hours of the day and night) was that it
takes a VERY stout fence to contain buffalo. What he
ended up with was an 8' chain link fence on 8x8"
posts, with a 4-strand electric fence 4' inside it. A
couple years later, he gave up and sold out, to the
relief of the neighbors. From what I've read, most
successful buffalo ranches count their area in sections,
not acres.... Buffalo are programmed to roam.
- Note: According to the
Executive Director of the National Bison Association,
most bison owners use cattle fencing with maybe a strand
of electric wire at the top. If you have a cornfield on
one side of your pasture, you may need a more substantial
fence but you would with beef cattle also. Bison are not
"programmed to roam". Happy, well-fed bison
will not get out.
This page was last updated on November 15, 2002