October 22, 2014
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
Three of those bears were deemed dangerous or aggressive and
were euthanized. The other was released after being conditioned to
Biologists estimate the state is home to 200 to 300 black bears,
with most concentrated in the Carson Range on Tahoe's east shore.
Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.