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Public Told To Become Aware Of Bear Activity


May 2, 2019

Become BearWise.

That’s the advice N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission biologists are giving now that the weather is warm, and bears are on the move.

Bear sightings through-out the state are increasingly common as more people move into and near bear habitat. While bears are not inherently dangerous and are rarely aggressive toward people, biologists urge people to be cautious and follow the six BearWise Basics to reduce potential conflicts and live responsibly with black bears.

The first BearWise Basic is probably the most critical. Never feed a bear – either intentionally or unin...

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