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Public Warned About Bear Encounters In Pisgah District


June 14, 2018

Pisgah National Forest officials are warning visitors to Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Black Balsam on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look out for black bears.

Increased reports of bear activity in these areas indicate that visitors should take precautions to avoid encounters.

This time of the year black bears are opportunistically looking for food that campers and trail users bring on their trips. While black bear attacks on people are rare, such attacks have resulted in human fatalities.

To avoid bear attacks, experts recommend the following:

•Keep your dog on a leas...

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