Living with bears

Nuisance animals


Homes & cabins

Bear in yard.
Bears in town usually cause problems for people.

Bears are attracted to homes and cabins by garbage and bird feeders. Pet food, charcoal grills, fruit trees and gardens may also attract bears. Once a bear finds food around your home it will likely return.

Never feed bears--They will associate people with food and may become a problem.

To minimize bear problems on your property:

Bear in tree.
Bird feeders and bears DON'T MIX.

*An energized fence is powered by a low-impedance, high-voltage energizer which provides a short-duration, high-energy impulse.

If a bear comes into your yard:

Bear in tree.
Bears in trees should be left alone.

If a bear refuses to leave:

If the bear is treed:

Learn to tolerate bears. Many bears are killed or injured when not causing problems.