Nevada's bear conflict campaign starts with a bang

Captured Bear in Incline Village (Picasa, Nevada Department of Wildlife)
Captured Bear in Incline Village (Picasa, Nevada Department of Wildlife)
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Updated: 7/04 12:52 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — For better or worse, Mother Nature helped Nevada wildlife officials kick off a month-long "bear awareness" campaign this week to combat danger on the roadways around Lake Tahoe and, more importantly, conflicts in neighborhoods with bad trash habits along the Sierra.

In the four days since Gov. Brian Sandoval declared July "BEAR Logic Month" on Tuesday, three troublesome black bears have been captured and a fourth was struck and killed by a car.

The latest poster child in the campaign had been raiding garbage cans in the foothills of southwest Reno before game wardens trapped him Thursday.

Two others were returned to the wild a day after their capture in Incline Village, the same day a bear was hit by a car near Spooner Summit.

The promotional effort includes public service announcements and a new resource page on NDOW's website.


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