Pet Food Out
Feed outdoor pets portion sizes that will be completely eaten during each meal and then remove leftover food and food bowl. Securely store these foods so nothing is available to bears.
Never leave food out for stray dogs and cats.
Bags of pet food are vulnerable to bears. A bear can drag pet food bags off of your property to consume it, or it may create a mess on your porch or in your shed while it searches for pet food. You can keep black bears out of your pet food by storing it in a screw top container or other bear-resistant storage. The BearWise Bear-Resistant Container List offers a list of secure container brands and vendors available for purchase.
A container with a screw-on lid will keep bears out of pet or livestock food that has to be stored outdoors.
As backyard chickens have become more popular, chickens and chicken feed have quickly become a major attractant for bears. Unsecured chicken coops lead to conflicts, resulting in property damage and bears having to be killed.