Jun 8, 2016 11:23 AM
Numerous bear sightings in Dunbarton
DUNBARTON - Police say there have been several black bear sightings in the area of Gorham Pond.
Sightings should be reported directly to the New Hampshire Fish & Game dispatch at (603) 271-3361 or Dunbarton Police dispatch at (603) 224-1232.
Fish and Game officials offer these eight tips to keep bears away.
- Stop all bird feeding by April 1.
- Clean up any spilled birdseed and dispose of it in the trash.
- Secure all garbage in airtight containers inside a garage or adequate storage area, and put garbage out on the morning of pickup, not the night before.
- If using a dumpster, inform your dumpster company that you need a dumpster with metal locking tops and doors that are inaccessible to bears and other wildlife.
- Avoid putting meat or other food scraps in your compost pile.
- Don't leave pet food dishes outside overnight.
- Clean and store outdoor grills after each use.
- Finally, never feed bears!