Question, where does this info come from?learning to live with them and strict garbage laws are proven successes
Again wheres your info coming from?How come you assume that an increase in bear population equals an increase in problems?
In other areas of the country that has been shown not to be the case.
In what country?Population went up and complaints went down.
That will never happen in this state. We are the most densliy populated state in this country. WHere I hunt in Upstate NY they have a rise in thier black bear pop. But there is far more room for them and they have learned to fear humans as a threat. Jersey bears have no fear,They come and go as they please and break into houses because someone is baking,and happens to put a pie on the back porch to cool. There's the answer. Let's start building houses with no windows... We neen a hunt to reduce numbers, At the same time practice better control with the trash.Population went up and complaints went down.
Bear populations are RISING in almost every state. More bears = more incidents. Garbage and education programs only build complacency. People simply don't report issues.mystic - the state of MN has seen population increase yet complaints are down since they started an intense education and garbage control program. Also there are parts of Cali that have had the same success in similar situations. There aren't any states that over a long term period have seen a decline in problem bear complaints when that states primary tool is hunting. In fact states relying on hunting have shown an increase in problems every year.