Bear Canisters

Bear Canisters

Often times when bears come into contact with humans, it is due to attractants like garbage being readily available. According to Tina Schmidt, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Sheridan Region Public Information Specialist, the Town of Dayton is trying to avoid this problem.

Schmidt said that the canisters should also help to keep any other animals out of the trash.

Campers in the Bighorn National Forest will also benefit from these bear resistant containers later this spring, when the U.S. Forest Service installs food storage lockers for Sibley, Prune Creek, and Pine Island campgrounds. Bear resistant trash cans are already in place.

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