Here come the bears: Ohio warns residents to bear-proof yards

June 3, 2019

Male black bears are on the move — and the Ohio Division of Wildlife is warning residents, especially those in Northeast Ohio, to bear-proof their yards.

Black bear sightings rise during the summer months because young males are wandering around looking to claim a new territory after being run off by their mothers who are getting ready to give birth again.

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