Bear Proof Your Property



Black Bear Facts

Camping Tips



Model Bear
Feeding Ordinance 


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Approved Bear-Proof Containers


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Bear are attracted to anything that is edible or that they associate with food. Take precautions by implementing the following ideas: 

Garbage problems can be solved with the purchase and correct use of a bear-proof garbage container. Save money by sharing one with a neighbor! For Approved bear-proof containers and where to buy them. click here.

Wait to put trash out until collection day.

Donít leave trash, groceries, or animal feed in your car.

Keep garbage cans clean and deodorize them with bleach or ammonia.

Harvest fruit off trees as soon as it is ripe, and promptly collect fruit that falls.

Only provide bird feeders outside during November through March and always hang feeders so they are inaccessible to bears..

Keep barbecue grills clean.

Keep pets inside.

Securely block access to potential hibernation sites such as crawl spaces under decks and buildings.

Donít leave any scented products outside, even non-food items such as suntan lotion, insect repellent, soap or candles..

Keep doors and windows closed and locked. Scents can lure bears inside.

Carl Lackey - NDOW

Larry Lackey