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Mangled car a reminder of bear safety

...a bear will see it as a reward for its efforts. "We're going to have odors, but if they get there and had no food reward, they won't come back as frequently," he said. Selinger said it is important for an entire neighborhood to prepare...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-05-23/mangled-car-a-reminder-of-bear-safet
News
Don't feed the wild animals

...is a death sentence for the animal. The animal loses its fear of people, and will approach people looking for a food reward. It can become aggressive, and when its behavior escalates, the situation becomes dangerous for both the moose and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2012-03-30/dont-feed-the-wild-animals
Opinion
Get ready, bears are waking up

...food-conditioned due to the easy pickings we humans leave around. Once that happens, a bear associates the presence of a food reward to a particular place or even similar places. This behavior can pose a safety hazard for humans, pets and livestock...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/041811/ope_816593620.shtml
Opinion
Hunters learn dos and don?ts at clinic

...typically become site habituated, not food-item habituated. ?The bears are coming to a spot where they?ve gotten a food reward. Whether that reward is filet mignon or a doughnut doesn?t matter to them. If it did, not a bakery in town would...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/042707/outdoors_0427out001.shtml
Outdoors
Kings: Kasilof peaks, Russian hot hot

...the Russian River interagency coordinator, explained the reasoning behind the regulation. ?Bears that receive a food reward can become habituated and become a risk to public safety. Associating humans with food can extend beyond the Russian River...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/061507/outdoors_0615out001.shtml
Outdoors
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