North Country:NHFG, Area Business Team Up To Develop Bear-Proof Trash Cans

Andrew Timmins, left, bear project coordinator with New Hampshire and Game, receives a new bear-proof trash can from Brad Caron, head of development of Presby Steel. The container is one of a growing number now being produced by the company and was developed with input from NHFG. (Courtesy photo)

For years, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has been working to reduce a perennial problem - bears going into towns and neighborhoods looking for food.

Some years, when natural food is abundant, nuisance bears aren’t a big problem.

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