Myth: Relocating or even killing a “nuisance” black bear will solve the problem.
Removal of a bear may provide temporary relief of a problem, or may even be required to protect public safety. However, removal is not a long-term solution. There will be other bears drawn to the attractants that lured the “nuisance” bear in.
Bears that hang around neighborhoods or businesses are symptoms of a larger problem. Their continued presence means that they are likely finding and eating unsecured garbage, birdseed from feeders, pet foods, or other non-natural, human-provided foods.
If you eliminate the food source, you can eliminate the problem.