DEC offers tips to avoid bear conflicts

The DEC is once again urging New Yorkers to avoid conflict with bears.

The agency says summer is a busy time for bears, so they want to pass along some tips to avoid negative interaction.

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  • Secure your garbage inside, or in a locked outbuilding.
  • Remove your bird feeders.
  • Clean the grease from the grill.
  • Secure any food for livestock.
  • Don’t feed your pets outside.