Officials Warn Public Of More Bear Encounters
Published on June 20, 2012 at 05:57AM
Officials say this season’s dry weather could leave bears hungry and increase the chances of conflicts with campers. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources warns campers to keep a clean camp to avoid attracting bears. Hot, dry weather has taken a toll on mountain vegetation, reducing natural foods available to the state’s black bears. Already this year, DWR biologists have trapped and moved a bear that was poking around a Summit County patio on Memorial Day.