Officials warn about not feeding bears

April 20, 2019

FRANKFORT, Ky. — State wildlife officials are issuing guidelines and warnings about feeding bears as the animals become more active in some parts of Kentucky.

Officials say an increase in activity can lead to an increase in bear complaints for those living in areas with established populations.

In a release the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is urging residents to change bad habits, like leaving food in garbage cans that can be toppled by bears.