Bear Safety Tips

VACATION RENTALS & BEARS

Have a safe vacation!

  • Enjoy bears from a distance and never approach them.
  • Feeding bears (intentionally or unintentionally) trains them to approach homes and people for more food, and you may be ticketed and fined.
  • Bears may be defensive when people get too close.

A little effort goes a long way for bear safety

Secure Food & Garbage

  • Food and food odors attract bears, so don’t reward them with easily available food or garbage.
  • Follow your property manager’s instructions for disposing of garbage and recycling.
  • Do not leave food, coolers or garbage unattended on a picnic table or anywhere outdoors – even for a moment!

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Clean Your Grill

  • Burn your barbeque grill clean after each use.
  • Clean or remove the grease can. Do not dump drippings in the yard.
  • Cover the barbeque.
  • Put your waste in the nearest bear-resistant trash container and make sure the container is sealed or locked.

KEEP DOORS AND WINDOWS CLOSED

In some vacation destinations, bears have learned to search for food left in vehicles, cabins and condos after guests have left.

  • Even if you leave your vehicle for a minute, shut doors and windows.
  • If you leave your residence, shut the doors and windows.

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It’s always best to view bears from a distance…

…rather than too close!

Don’t put your safety or bears at risk!

  • Enjoy bears from a distance and never approach them.
  • Feeding bears (intentionally or unintentionally) trains them to approach homes and people for more food, and you may be ticketed and fined.
  • Bears may be defensive when people get too close.
  • Enjoy bears from a distance and never approach them.
  • Feeding bears (intentionally or unintentionally) trains them to approach homes and people for more food, and you may be ticketed and fined.
  • Bears may be defensive when people get too close.