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Pesky bears close part of Appalachian Trail for camping

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Hikers along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail on the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forests are asked to take precautions to avoid bears after recent reports of increased encounters.   Read Story »

Tags: bears | black bears

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Hunters kill 46 bears in county; bear harvest up statewide

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Hunters across the state recorded the highest harvest total on record at 3,748 bears — an 8 percent increase compared to the previous season, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s 2020 annual bear harvest summary showed.   Read Story »

Tags: hunting | black bears

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They're back: Here's how to be 'BearWise'

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The N.C Wildlife Resources Commission is already seeing a spike in black bear reports this spring.   Read Story »

Tags: flora and fauna | black bears

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Rangers warn forest visitors to look out for bears

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The Pisgah National Forest warns visitors to North Mills River, Bent Creek Experimental Forest and Black Balsam and surrounding areas on the Pisgah Ranger District to be on the look out for black bears.   Read Story »

Tags: bears | Pisgah National Forest | black bears