This is an EXCELLENT video on black bears. Other state wildlife management departments should either use this or develop one of their own based on this one. More people should view it. The basic rule for dealing with bears or any wild animal is R-E-S-P-E-C-T! Respect the animal as an animal in it's own right...it's not a pet...it's not there for your amusement...it's not YOURS. It IS a fellow creature trying to survive the best way it can. Don't hinder it. Help it in the most appropriate way. Let it be a bear or whatever animal it is.
You environ-mentals are TOTALLY insane and are criminally irresponsible and reckless with peoples' lives.
Bears, wolves, coyotes, mountain lions, etc, should NOT be anywhere NEAR residential areas - let alone THRIVING in them.