Be aware of bears this spring; DNR lists tips for avoiding conflicts
April 27, 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 f...