A black bear walks along Sandy Ridge North Road  on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County. The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a mandatory rule that overnight campers on the Appalachian Trail in national forests in North Carolina store food in bear-resistant containers.
A black bear walks along Sandy Ridge North Road on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County. The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a mandatory rule that overnight campers on the Appalachian Trail in national forests in North Carolina store food in bear-resistant containers. (Raleigh) News & Observer file photo Jim Bounds
A black bear walks along Sandy Ridge North Road on the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County. The U.S. Forest Service has proposed a mandatory rule that overnight campers on the Appalachian Trail in national forests in North Carolina store food in bear-resistant containers. (Raleigh) News & Observer file photo Jim Bounds

Final black bear management meeting will be held Thursday

April 05, 2017 03:29 PM