Duluth, MINNESOTA ~~~ July 3, 2020 (LSN) Especially when camping, ALL food, cooking equipment, and garbage should be stored out of reach of bears or in a certified bear-resistant container. Be aware that bears may also find anything with a strong or sweet odor attractive such as toothpaste, lip balm, scented personal products, sunscreen, clothing with food odor, etc. A bear can smell food wrappers inside a tent. A clean campsite is much less likely to catch the attention of bears in the area.
Help protect yourself; learn and practice these important precautions:
Residents in bear country must also be bear aware. Keep pet food secured in the house, remove bird feeders at night, and store garbage in a building or bear resistant trash containers. Once a bear learns that human food is easily accessible, the bear will elevate its efforts to get it; putting people and bears at risk. Once a bear is compromised, it is often killed, so prevention is key.
To learn more about safe living and camping or hiking in bear country, check out: http://www.bebearaware.org/
For more information on certified bear resistant products and bear safety tips visit the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee website at:
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