I would think it would depend on your situation. Do you have bears around
and do they often come to your bird feeder? If they do, then you should
stop feeding. There are many suggestions on how to get rid of them (chili
powder, windex, loud noises) but they are usually only short term fixes. If
you don't have a bear problem, then I don't see any reason to stop feeding
>From: Virginia Rasch <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] bears vs. birds
>Date: Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:14:32 EDT
>I read that the bears are coming out of hibernation, and the Vt. Dept. of
>Fish and Wildlife is already advising folks to stop feeding the birds to
>the creation of nuisance bears.
>With hungry avian migrants coming back to not much native food out there
>(very few insects yet, for example), I notice the birds are much more
>my feeder of late. I don't want to stop feeding yet!
>Comments? When do most folks stop feeding the birds for this season?
>I'm sure this will generate many thoughts and opinions, which I welcome, as
>I'm sure others will, too.
>Virginia in Calais
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