Saturday Morning Black Bear Program at the Bandy Creek Visitor Center on July 6th
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.
Did You Know?
Longhunters were some of the first Europeans to traverse the Big South Fork region. It is said they were called longhunters either for the long rifles they carried or because the were typically gone on hunting trips for so long, sometimes up to a year.