TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now)- Planning on spending the
long holiday weekend camping or spending time outdoors in the Coronado National
Forest, Arizona Game and Fish is advising them to be ‘bear aware' if they are.
"Food and food odors
attract bears, which can be dangerous," said Regional Supervisor Raul Vega of
Game and Fish in Tucson, in a recent news release. "So never approach or feed
bears. Secure all food and garbage. Unfortunately, a fed bear may become
a dead bear because of the public safety threat caused by human carelessness. "
Arizona Game and Fish has
a zero tolerance for adult male bears that become a nuisance, because of their
relative aggressiveness. Nuisance
females, yearlings and cubs are usually relocated one or more times, although
moved bears often travel long distances to return to their home territory.
The following are some
bear safety tips: