It is dangerous for bears to become used to human food.

Many bears that have become habituated to human food can be traced back to a bear’s first encounter with improperly stored human food, trash, pet food, bird feeders, bar b ques etc…

Adhering to guidelines for keeping bears from becoming habituated to human food and waste could prevent bear and human encounters, increasing safety for humans, pets and bears.

Here are a couple of resources for safe food and attractant behavior:

US Forest Service

National Park Service

 

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