Living in bear country can be a rewarding experience, but also comes with its own set of challenges. Here at BearSaver, we’ve learned so much about bears and want to pass along information and resources that can be helpful to you. While bears would be better off not having contact with humans, there are things we can do to keep ourselves, our loved ones, our neighbors, and our local bears safe. Here are some of the most important things you need to know in order to live responsibly in bear country.
Don’t feed or approach bears
Feeding bears is illegal, whether you’re doing it intentionally or unintentionally. When you feed bears, you train them to approach people and their homes. In some areas, bears have become very common because they have easy access to human food. While it’s unlikely you’ll be injured by a bear, most human injuries and property damage are associated with bears eating human food or garbage. Sadly, this can often result in the death of the bear. As we often say in bear country – A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear. Never feed or approach bears!
Secure trash and recycling
Securing trash and recycling is incredibly important when you live in bear country. For this reason, BearSaver has created an entire line of bear-resistant trash cans and recycling bins. We have worked for years with wildlife biologists and bear experts to engineer and manufacture bear-proof containers of all kinds. With more than 75 different bear-proof trash cans, bear-proof storage lockers, and bear-proof dumpsters to choose from, BearSaver has everything you need to remove the attractants that cause trouble for bears – particularly trash and recycling.
Don’t leave bird feeders or pet food out
Birdseed and pet food have high-calorie content. For this reason, they are incredibly attractive to bears. If you live in bear country, then you should never leave out bird feeders or pet food when bears are active. In most locations, this typically means late March through November. You can also try hanging bird feeders at least ten feet above the ground and six feet away from tree trunks to keep bears out.
Properly clean and store grills
Bears enjoy a cookout just as much as you do! That’s why you need to always properly clean and store grills when you use them. Ensure that you remove all food particles, fat, and grease from the grill after each use – including the drip tray. After cleaning the grill, store it in a location that a bear cannot access, such as a garage or shed.
Report aggressive bear activity in your neighborhood
If you see a bear behaving aggressively in your neighborhood, then you need to report this activity. Call your local Department of Fish and Game if it’s during business hours, usually Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm. If you spot an aggressive bear after hours, then call your local police or sheriff’s office and ask to be put in contact with the local Department of Fish and Game.
Learn more about bears
Would you like to learn more about bears, from the common types found in North America to how to live responsibly among them? Then head to www.BearInfoSite.com. We’ve put together a website that’s chock full of information and resources about bears and learning how to be Bear Aware.
Contact BearSaver today
If you’d like to learn more about how BearSaver products can help you live responsibly in bear country, then contact us at 800-851-3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow us on Facebook and YouTube.