Got bears?

out atsabearFor homeowners with bear problems, the B.E.A.R. Task Force is hosting a program to keep the persistent beasts away.


The seminar will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Highlands Nature Center amphitheater. Bear experts will provide helpful information on managing attractants, along with demonstrations of an array of effective deterrents, including whistles, air horns, umbrellas and electric fencing. Also, attendees will learn about recommended behavior to discourage bears and reduce run-ins. The program is free to the public.

In case of rain, the program will move to the Highlands Civic Center.


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