How to minimize bear damage to my garden and fruit trees in Vermont | Black bear

How to minimize bear damage to my garden and fruit trees

Bears are constantly in search of food so eliminating the attractant is often the most effective solution.

  • Pick ripe fruit and vegetables right away. 
  • Remove all dropped produce from the ground. 
  • Don’t add fruit, vegetables or food scraps of any kind to your compost pile.

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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