The primary cause of human and black bear conflict is the availability of unsecured human food sources such as trash, bird seed or domestic fruit. Once a bear becomes accustomed to being around people and to relying on the easy, high-calorie meals found in trash cans, the probability of conflict increases, along with that of the bear being killed.
With fall and winter approaching, bears will increasingly be looking for ways to pack on pounds. Do your part to protect your property from wildlife and keep bears safe. If you don't already have one, request a wildlife-resistant trash container today.