Black bears moving beyond normal territories in northern Nevada

CARSON CITY — Nevada’s black bears are on the prowl for high calorie comfort food to pack on pounds before winter.

The increased bear activity is keeping biologists with the Nevada Department of Wildlife busy to make sure the hungry bruins don’t get too close to people.

The agency on Wednesday said bears are expanding beyond their normal territories in search of easy pickings such as trash or ripened fruit.

State biologists have set four bear traps around northern Nevada, hoping to capture marauding bears before they get into trouble and become a nuisance.

The plan is to release captured bears with a send-off of rubber bullets to discourage them from venturing into neighborhoods.


Rules for posting comments

Comments posted below are from readers. In no way do they represent the view of Stephens Media LLC or this newspaper. This is a public forum. Read our guidelines for posting. If you believe that a commenter has not followed these guidelines, please click the FLAG icon next to the comment.


Due to an increase in uncivil behavior and dialogue the Review-Journal has temporarily disabled the comment boards. The Review-Journal will use the time to evaluate the effectiveness of the comment boards and find an appropriate time to reintroduce them to