FWC has had a “one and done” policy when it comes to nuisance bears.
This means that if they get a call from Joe Schmo that there is a bear in his
garbage, the FWC will come out and trap the bear and take it off and kill it.
Sometimes this includes mother bears with their cubs.
All of the incidents pictured below have two things in common. The people live in areas where bears are known to be and the people do not live “bear smart.”
Many people balk at having to buy bear proof trash cans. Other’s can’t afford them.
But there are programs to help people get them. A lot of money has been allocated
for these purposes. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem to be happening.
The photos below show evidence of lack of responsibility of home owners and the
FWC taking the easy way out to solve the “nuisance.”