The City of Baxter has received many calls on the bear sightings around the city in the past few weeks. We estimate that we have at least five different bears taking up residency within city limits. The sightings have spanned the city from border to border, some in residential areas, some in business areas and others out in the more rural parts of town.
We are advising all residents to remove food sources. The month of June is the most difficult time for bear to find food. Bird feeders become a primary source of food which is driving the animals directly into our yards.
Please read through the attached link provided by the DNR. It offers up some additional information and resources.