Bears On A Tear | Blue Ridge Parkway Issues Alert For Bear Activity

posted by Dennis Elliott - 

If you're headed to the mountains soon to see the leaves change, you'll want to watch out for bears.

The Blue Ridge Parkway has issued a caution for increased bear activity after noticing a heavy presence of bears in the area.

The parkway's website says "bears are very active along the Parkway at this time." A Federal regulation rules that willfully approaching a bear within 50 yards (150 feet), or any distance that disturbs or displaces a bear, is illegal in the park.

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