Forest officials on Friday said they are mandating proper food storage for campers starting immediately, with people now required to store any food items in their vehicle or, if camping remotely, hanging from a tree or in bear-proof containers.

Violations of the food storage rule are subject to fines of up to $5,000. The exceptions to the new rule are food that is being prepared for meals or during meals.

While it’s long been common practice to hang food packs in trees in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and other remote campsites — 12 feet up and 6 feet

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