Forest Service hopes modified trash bins will keep bears out

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  • Marie Devine
    May 24, 2008 8:46 p.m.

    Do you remember how frustrating it is trying to get a can open when your opener won't work? Now we will have frustrated bears who will go after the nearest food sources; you in your car or tent.

    Perhaps a better way might be to use Jesus' direction; "resist not evil." "Give and it shall be given unto you." If you have a place where excess food is taken to feed the bears, they will learn to go there. Put your prayers in place and enjoy the bears eating in their home area. Remember, the campers are the intruders.

  • Now we'll....
    May 24, 2008 3:30 p.m.

    just have to wait and see if any campers out there would use this new gadget, responsibly.

  • Tumbleweed
    May 24, 2008 12:12 p.m.

    Bears Need Protection: What else would you like the government to license? For making comments in the newspaper? For having children and controlling how many children to have? A license to shoot our guns in the West Desert? A license to hike, bike and ride horses? A license to have a picnic? A license to use an outhouse or NOT use an outhouse in the "Great Outdoors?"

  • More licenses and taxes
    May 24, 2008 10:47 a.m.

    That's just what we need, another fee to use our own resources. How about requiring a license to breath?

  • Bears Need Protection
    May 24, 2008 1:40 a.m.

    from humans. Improved dumpsters will only work if campers use them and follow rules. Most all problems encountered are created by people who just don't get it. I propose a camping license that can only be obtained by a study of the rules, passing a short test, and signing an agreement of understanding of the rules. Any violation should be met with a penalty, including the possibility of suspension of camping privileges. We license people for hunting, fishing, and driving. It is long overdue that we also license them for camping.