DNR: More Bears In Upstate

Drivers urged to use caution

Ed Jenson
December 05, 2017 - 5:22 pm

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources says the black bear population is growing in the Upstate and officials are warning drivers to use extreme caution..

DNR reports around 20 bears were killed along Upstate roads in 2016. The total this year is already more than 30.

There have also been several bear sightings near residential areas.

Authorities warn against people feeding bears or allowing them to get into food sources.

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