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Slow spring means hungry bears and the need to remove yard attractants

10:12 AM, May 15, 2013

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Spring's slow start has further limited already stretched natural food sources for black bears for this time of year prompting state wildlife officials to urge homeowners statewide to take precautions to reduce the potential for problems with bears

"With the drawn-out winter, bears are hungry and looking for any available food sources," said Brad Koele, wildlife damage specialist for the Department of Natural Resources. "In recent weeks bear activity has been increasing, so it is especially important to remove attractants when natural food sources are limited."

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