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Be "Bear Wise" when camping and hiking in black bear habitat

August 19, 2019
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Laramie - Bears have a highly evolved sense of smell and are strongly attracted to human food, garbage, livestock feed, and game meat. When a bear gains access to attractants in a camp, it is likely to become food-conditioned. Food-conditioned bears are less likely to avoid humans and can become destructive and even dangerous in their attempts to obtain human foods. A bear that has received a food reward from a camp will likely return or stay in the area and may become a problem for other people. Learn more about camping and hiking safely in bear country. 
 

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