I'm wondering what others do to keep bears away while camping?
Places I ride (atv) over the summer have a healthy black bear population and a few bait stations in the area.
I want to spend a 5-7 days in the area and feel I need to do something to ward-off potential visitors. While shooting them IS an option, I don't want them in camp. A bear fence is possible solution, but do they work? Are they worth the money? Any recommendations on a particular brand or type that is effective? (After reading reviews for some fences, I'm not sure they're worth the $$.) I've heard of placing moth balls around camp, but am not sure if that's effective. Besides keeping a clean camp and storing food separately, is there anything else I should consider to discourage bears from visiting while I'm fishing or enjoying the area?