Black bears are drawn to bird feeders like magnets. Once they identify a food source they will make repeated visits to the site in search of food, Bears will eat pretty much any seed but sunflower seeds, thistle and corn are favorites.
We bring in our feeders when first bears start to come of hibernation. Not all black bears hibernate, we've had bears on our trail cams throughout the winter in December, January and February during snow storms They will bend some pretty stout metal poles to get to the food in a bird feeder. They seem to have an affinity to bite plastic, regardless if they contain food or not. Rubber hoses are also high on the list of items around a house or cabin that frequently get bitten. Also anything new in their environment usually sustains a bite or gets torn up.
Edited by Pappybear (06/17/17 05:11 PM)
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