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Black bear population prompts officials to promote safety

 

By the Fort McCoy Directorate of Public Works

Environmental Division Natural Resources Branch

Black bear populations are slowly increasing in and around Fort McCoy.

Encounters with bears are rare, and bear attacks are even rarer. However, a few safety tips should help keep families safe while enjoying the outdoors.

If you encounter a bear:

• Above all, remain calm. Black bears are generally not confrontational.

• If you see a bear and the bear does not see you, back away quietly.

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