Tips to Minimize Bear Activity Near Your Cottage
by Elizabeth Quinn
Don't leave food, garbage, compost, bird feeders around the cottage.
Put bear "unwelcome mats" -- plywood with protruding 3/4-inch nails beneath thresholds and windows.
Install motion lights, sprinklers and/or sirens.
Keep an air horn or whistle handy to scare off bears.
Use bear spray, a hose or Super Soaker filled with water a…
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