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A bear-proof fence?

Dear Editor:There will always be humans around who, through negligence or deliberate feeding, will teach bears to associate humans with food. There are inexpensive measures which others can take to keep the bears from going where they are not wanted. The boundaries of where bears may and may not go can be easily established with electric fencing (together with keeping food securely away and educating those who don’t know better). Granted, electric fencing is not aesthetically pleasing in appearance, but it would be better than having a town be a death trap for every bear which wanders in.An endless stream of dead bears is not the answer.There would then be a simple answer for anyone who doesn’t want bears on their property: Protect your property with suitable measures, or else accept the presence of the bears (and their activities) without complaint.Doug GrantSeward, Alaska