So... its time to replace the "bear proof" feeder pole. I head in to town to pick up the last couple things I needed for my "new invention pole" and rather it was TSC or Home Depot, people were bitching about bears. One lady heard me talking at TSC and said, "You must be from Hubbard Lake". LOL I didn't ask were she lived, but she said they have twelve (12) different bears in their yard! Clearly if someone has that many bear in one location or property, there are just to many. Anyway, I'm trying something new with mine, hoping to clean it up and look more presentable, easier to fill the feeders, yet still keep Yogi and BooBoo away.