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908.369.4313

379 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Bear Sightings Safety Tips

There have been numerous recent bear sightings.  Black bears by nature tend to be wary of people. However, if you encounter a black bear in your neighborhood or outdoors while hiking or camping, follow these common-sense safety tips:

  • Do not feed bears!
  • Never feed or approach a bear!
  • Remain calm if you encounter a bear. Do not run from it; running may trigger a chase response.
  • If you encounter a bear that is feeding, do not approach it and slowly back away. A bear on a food source will aggressively defend it.
  • From a safe distance, make the bear aware of your presence by speaking in an assertive voice, singing, clapping your hands, or making other noises.

For more information and additional safety tips please visit the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Fish and Wildlife website. 

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