Colorado Parks & Wildlife says get in the habit of being bear-responsible. It’s like recycling — at first it’s a little extra effort, but soon it becomes a better way to live. You can be proud you’re helping to make Colorado a better place for people and bears.
Don’t feed bears, and don’t put out food for other wildlife that attracts bears.
Be responsible about trash and bird feeders.
Burn food off barbeque grills and clean after each use.
Keep all bear-accessible windows and doors closed and locked, including home, garage and vehicle doors.
Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle.
Pick fruit before it ripens, and clean up fallen fruit.
Talk to your neighbors about doing their part to be bear responsible.
If You See a Bear Near Your Home
If a bear comes near your home, do your best to chase it away. Yell, blow a whistle, clap your hands, and make other loud noises. But never approach a bear.