LIVING AROUND BLACK BEARS
Follow the links below to find out how to coexist with bears.
Be sure to explore the various products and materials that help people and black bears live next to one and another.
Know what to do when you see a bear. Most encounters are nonthreatening, but you’ll feel more confident if you know what to do in a bear encounter.
To coexist with bears, there are effective methods and products to keep bears from getting into your food and garbage.
While bear attacks are very uncommon and black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered, it’s best to avoid bears by following these simple steps.
Bear spray is a powerful deterrent made of the capsaicin (the “hot” in hot peppers). When you carry bear spray you must know how to use it.
Hunters may encounter black bears when hunting from a tree stand, walking quietly through the woods or feeding deer. There are ways to prevent negative bear encounters in each circumstance.
Identify attractants. Then solve the problem with prevention and deterrents. Keep bears away from chickens and rabbits, livestock food, fruit trees, crops, and bees.