Human-bear interactions have been on the rise. This is often a direct result of the bears discovering the multitude of unsecured attractants in developed areas, including fruit trees. There are a number of proactive measures that are recommended to prevent bears from accessing the fruit.
Remove fruit from trees:
Physically pick fruit from trees before fruit ripens in late August / early September. This includes any fruit that may have fallen on the ground.
Properly secure picked fruit:
Ensure picked fruit is stored in a bear-proof facility such as a residence, locked shed, or bear-resistant container.
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