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    Big South Fork

    National River & Recreation Area KY,TN

Saturday Morning Black Bear Program at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center on July 6th

American Black Bear

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News Release Date: June 24, 2013
Contact: Sherry Fritschi, 423-286-7275
Contact: Effie Houston, 423-569-9778

There will be a program on "Black Bears in Big South Fork" at the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area's Bandy Creek Visitor Center on Saturday, July 6, at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).  This program about black bears will be held on the back porch of the Visitor Center.

People of all ages can learn how to keep safe in bear habitat and gain an understanding of how human behavior can impact bear behavior.  Visitors will learn what to do if they see a black bear, how to store food at a camp site, and how to keep safe in the backcountry.

For more information, contact the Bandy Creek Visitor Center at (423) 286-7275. 

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