Here are some helpful hints about Bears in our region and what to do!
Courtesy of the PA Game Commission - Southeast Region 610-926-3136 / 610-926-3137
-bears mate primarily from early June to mid-July
-most active at dusk and dawn
-don’t put trash out until the morning of collection
-clean garbage cans regularly using bleach
-clean your outdoor grill, properly dispose of grill grease
-bring bird feeders in at night
-store trash, bird seed and pet food inside a building/garage or secure shed
-bring pet food in at night
-don’t place food out for other wildlife
-intentionally feeding bears is against the law in PA.
If you come across a bear on your property:
-make loud noises or shout at the bear from a distance, like you would at dog getting into your trash; OR
-leave the bear alone, and clean up the bear’s mess after it leaves
-Follow up by making sure you eliminate whatever attracted the bear in the first place