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DEC warns of bears at Adirondack campgrounds

Black bear Black bear | Photo: File / AP.

August 31, 2018 11:06 AM

We've had a decent amount of rain in the immediate Capital Region, but it's been pretty dry in the Adirondacks. That has caused a shortage of wild foods for bears, so they're looking for their meals elsewhere.

The Department of Environmental Conservation tells NewsChannel 13’s media partners at The Post-Star that there were 330 reports of bears approaching campsites in the Adirondacks last week. The DEC says that's higher than usual.

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At the Saranac Lake Islands Campground, there were more than 50 incidents involving bears.

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