I too have problems with bears on my property in north Florida. They effectively ran off the dear this season. I have trailcam photos of them under my feeders eating with hogs and not photo of deer feeding. At last count I have 4 adults and 1 juvenile and a sow with a yearly cub on the property. The property 155 acres. I like the idea of having the dogs run them off and will look into that. Any additional ideas would be greatly appricated.