Nevadans Warned as Spring Brings Out Bears

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

RENO, Nev. (AP) - State officials are urging western Nevada
residents to exercise caution as spring brings the promise of bear
and human conflicts.

Gov. Brian Sandoval says living in bear country requires
residents to take extra precautions and to be "bear aware."

Nevada Department of Wildlife Director Ken Mayer agreed, saying
residents need to comply with bear-proof trash ordinances and keep
food away from bears.

Since Feb. 22, four nuisance black bears have been caught by
wildlife officials in the Incline Village area on Lake Tahoe's
north shore.

Three of those bears were deemed dangerous or aggressive and
were euthanized. The other was released after being conditioned to
fear humans.

Biologists estimate the state is home to 200 to 300 black bears,
with most concentrated in the Carson Range on Tahoe's east shore.

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