Not much you can really do . They can climb any fence.. When I go away from the house into the woods to pick wild fruit . I'm normally armed. HB is all the time... He was just passing though we have about 7 resident bears on our mountain ridge. Yes they tear up stuff.. They live here too. But when you live where we do in VA. They act like bears.. A little different then the ones that live in the more populated areas .. Those bears don't spook as well.. These Bears know they can be shot at and shot . So they are easier to run off. Although we have gotten troublesome bears like 7 yrs. when the 2 button ear tagged bear Was about 70 feet from be ,while I was planting beans in the garden.. This past hunting season 86 bears were bagged,,, And they didn't even put a dent in the population in our area.. And yes they are scary. We have seen many here on the farm. And yes on the porch , foot prints on the trucks. Teeth marks on the shop doors.. One tried to break into our feed building only broke a small window that he couldn't get through .. He tore the directive trim off the door.. But they are bears and that's what they do... We also have a lot of fruit trees around, and they wee in almost of the cherry trees . Now with berry season right around the corner ,they will be in to them. That's when I can encounter them , Solo ..