MDIF&W: Tips for Minimizing Nuisance Bears

####MAINE DEPARTMENT OF INLAND FISHERIES & WILDLIFE 284 State St., SHS 41, Augusta, ME 04333 www.mefishwildlife.com PUBLIC: (207) 287-8000 *Media: For more information, contact IFW Bear Biologist Jennifer Vashon at (207) 941-4238* **CORRECTED VERSION – TO REPLACE PRESS RELEASE SENT EARLIER TODAY** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2011 **MDIF&W: Tips for Minimizing Nuisance Bears** AUGUSTA – This spring, the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is strongly encouraging homeowners to take food source and food-odor prevention steps around their properties as ways to deter bears that could become a nuisance or danger. Bears have recently emerged from their dens throughout Maine and are in search of food that is not readily available to them at this time of year

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MDIF&W: Tips for Minimizing Nuisance Bears