Avoiding Conflicts with Black Bear

The black bear tends to be shy around humans but may venture into neighborhoods or near homes if food is available. Here are some tips on things you can do to avoid close encounters with bears.

What Do I Do if I See a Bear?
Bears are not usually dangerous unless humans feed or provoke them. Enjoy the rare chance to see a bear, but from a distance.

Coexist with Black Bears
Today, with the  state’s increasing human population, interactions with bears are rising across North Carolina. While sighting a bear from a distance can be entertaining and educational, you can take some simple steps to avoid interactions that might become dangerous.

BearWise Basics
BearWise provides information and solutions that help people neighborhoods and communities prevent problems with bears.  It was developed by bear experts from the Southeastern states and is supported by SEAFWA the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies