Commission Undecided On Bear Fence Proposal

When communities are at risk of being trespassed by deadly wildlife, the community and residents of Perth contacts various Perth fence contractors in order to provide a solution to their problem. These contractors are also the same ones that built their fences at home. The Park County is now having this dilemma because the commission has not yet decided about the bear fence they have been proposing.

According to Joe Tilden, the commissioner, they would be willing to match the donation received by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. They put a limit of up to $3,500 though. Tilden relayed this to Dusty Lasseter who is a bear specialist.

Lasseter is the one who sent the proposal to the commissioners to help them gather the funds worth $7,000 in order for them to start constructing an electric fence all around the landfill which will be responsible in keeping the bears outside of the property.

The challenge proposed by Tilden to environmental groups was not agreed by other commissioners, Loren Grosskopf and Jake Fulkerson, because they are willing to give Lasseter the funds he need so that the project can be finished within the fall season.

Commissioner Tim French, on the other hand, is on Tilden’s side. The tie breaking vote then lies with the chairman Lee Livingston. He decided to go with the proposal made by Tilden and French because he believes that environmental groups should be willing to spending money on their advocacies.

The topic was able to sustain about 20 minutes of discussion during the meeting.  Livingston said that the basic problem is that bears are already on their way.

Lasseter presented the proposal along with Luke Ellsbury who is a G&F biologist and they go over the details. In the past two years, grizzly bears have been coming closer to Yellowstone County and their reach increased by 11 per cent.

Ellsbury said that they are seeing more of the bears in the outer edge of the Cody and the landfill will attract them more. Communities in Australia recognized the danger of such wildlife thus they hire companies such as Perth fence contractors in order to ensure the safety of the residents. In this case, Lasseter has already warned that it would not be good for bears to try human food rewards and this could lead to contact between bear and humans which can result to human injuries or worse.