When it comes to four-legged threats, both yurt owners and manufacturers agree that bears are the biggest potential problem with wildlife. It is commonly understood that if your yurt is in bear country, the best way to avoid problems is to make sure that food is not left in the yurt in your absence unless it’s completely sealed. Using a bear bag or a food safe away from the yurt (or at least under the platform) is a good habit. For a sure deterrent, wrap a strand or two of electric fence around a perimeter deck or around the base of the yurt platform. The annoyance of a shock will make even the peskiest bears think twice before visiting your yurt.