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October 1, 2013
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Bear activity on the rise in Carson Valley

Bear activity in Carson Valley has taken a sharp increase as hungry black bears expand their search for food. Areas near Yerington in Lyon County, Topaz Ranch Estates and the foothills of Reno have seen increases in bear activity as well. The bears, as usual, are targeting garbage but ripened fruit from area trees is also a strong attractant this time of the year. “People with fruit trees are asked to pick ripened fruit from the trees and off the ground as soon as possible in order to avoid any problems with bears,” says NDOW wildlife biologist Carl Lackey. “We …

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The Record Courier Updated Oct 1, 2013 04:25PM Published Oct 2, 2013 10:00AM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.