During hiking and camping, be "Bear Aware"

During hiking and camping, be "Bear Aware"
Black bears in Missouri become active in April after coming out of hibernation, so be "Bear Aware." (Source: Pixabay.com)

(KFVS) - Black bears in Missouri become active in April after coming out of hibernation, so be "Bear Aware."

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, bears in Mo. are making a comeback in the southern areas of the state.

Conservation officials offer these tips while hiking or camping:

  • Stay alert and avoid confrontation
  • Walk away slowly from a bear, do not run
  • Keep a clean campsite
  • Never feed a bear

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Report all bear sightings to Missouri Department of Conservation staff.

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