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DNR offers tips for avoiding conflicts with bears

 

April 26, 2019



Homeowners are reminded to be aware of bears this spring and check their property for food sources that could attract bears.

“Bears are roaming around now with the loss of snow and warmer weather, so interactions with people have started in many areas of Minnesota,” said Eric Nelson, wildlife damage program supervisor for the Department of Natural Resources.

As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Remove attractants such as bird seed, garbage, livestock feed,...



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