DNR reminds public to be BearWise this summer

The DNR is reminding hikers and campers to be BearWise this summer.

Black bears are naturally cautious and typically avoid human contact, but it’s important to be proactive to prevent conflicts.

When moving about in bear country, be aware of your surroundings and always keep dogs leashed.

Practice a clean camp by using leaving no trace principles, such as storing food in a locked vehicle or bear-resistant container and not leaving food or trash where bears can get them.


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