State: Be extra wary of bears this summer | KOB 4

State: Be extra wary of bears this summer Web Staff
May 26, 2018 06:21 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Wildfires aren't the only thing the state may see more of this year due to drought.


State officials say residents should also keep an extra eye open for bears this summer. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, the New Mexico Game and Fish Department says drought conditions may prompt more encounters between bears and humans.

The department warned campers of increased bear activity in the Jemez Mountains, including multiple sightings already of bear cubs.

Earlier this month, officials in southern Colorado said 2017 saw the most bear sightings in the area in nearly 15 years.

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