Getting along with bears in an increasingly crowded Appalachia (Blue Ridge Outdoors)

I’ve been fascinated by bears as long as I can remember. Most people are.

I remember run-ins with bears as my family camped in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the last couple of years I’ve observed more bears around my home in Floyd County.

For Blue Ridge Outdoors, I reported and wrote a longish story on our relationship with bears that’s broken down into three chapters:

Chapter 1: “When Bears Attack”
Chapter 2: “Bear Hunting”
Chapter 3: “Bears in the Backyard”

Read the Bear Truth at Blue Ridge Outdoors.