Bear Safety Tips While Staying in a Cabin
Donít leave food, scraps, garbage or pet food out for bears.
Store garbage indoors or in bear-resistant garbage containers.
If staying longer than 3 days, request your garbage be picked up to avoid odors.
If you use a trash pickup service, put garbage out an hour or two before the truck arrives, not the night before.
Be particularly aware of very smelly food scraps such as fish and meat bones. Store them in the freezer until trash pick up.
Be alert when barbecuing. If bears are nearby, they may be attracted by the smell.
If a bear approaches, move your family and any foods indoors immediately.
Keep barbecue grills clean and free from grease.
Do not leave pet food outside.
Do not feed birds between April and November unless you use feeders that bears cannot reach.
Try to pick fruit from trees on your property regularly. Rotting fruit left on the ground is a powerful bear attractant.
Do not leave coolers outdoors, they will attract bears.