Rangers: Tips to keep bears away from your campground

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ROWAN CO., Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - Rangers with the Daniel Boone National Forest have regulations in place to help keep bears away from your campground.

Black bear and cub, Photo Date: 5/19/2015 / Photo: Pixabay / MGN

Our sister station WKYT reports several tips that are easy to follow.

If you go camping, rangers say to reduce smells that may attract bears. Do not cook in the same place that you plan to sleep.

Food storage depends on how you are camping.

"When you're in your vehicle, storing food in your car is the easiest thing to do, but when you're out camping with your backpack there are proper ways to hang your food in trees and keep it away from bears and other animals," said Jon Kazmierski, Cumberland District Ranger.

If you hang your food in a tree, make sure it is at least 10 feet off the ground.

If you do see a bear, make lots of noise and do not get close to it.

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