Bear watch

Western North Carolina is host to several state and local agencies that offer a wealth of information about black bears and how best to live around them. Below are several organizations that residents can contact with questions, concerns or if they are interested in lending a hand:

North Carolina Wildlife Commission (BearWise.org)

  • District 8 (McDowell, Yancey, Mitchell, Rutherford)
    Danny Ray
    828-433-8880
  • District 9 (WNC)
    Justin McVey
    828-273-7980

B.E.A.R. Taskforce (MountainTrue)
bearwnc@gmail.com
http://avl.mx/46p

BearSmart
828-526-9227
bearsmartwnc@gmail.com
bearsmart.com

City of Asheville Animal Services
828-252-1110
smcmullen@ashevillenc.gov
http://avl.mx/46q

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Max Hunt grew up in South (New) Jersey and graduated from Warren Wilson College in 2011. History nerd; art geek; connoisseur of swimming holes, hot peppers, and plaid clothing. Follow me @J_MaxHunt

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