Homes next to Montana's forests or wild lands are often within bear country. Bears also may occasionally wander into towns and neighborhoods searching for food. Anything people or their pets eat will attract bears -- quick learners that make it a habit of returning to these sources of food over and over. These "food conditioned" bears are removed and relocated but frequently return and eventually are destroyed to protect the public safety. People who live in or near bear habitat can prevent good bears from learning bad-bear behavior by eliminating bear attractants. Here are some tips.
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