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Homeowners, Hikers Beware as Hibernation Ends for Hungry Bears

New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department warns residents that "a fed bear is a dead bear." (newscenter.nmsu.edu)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – New Mexico residents have a greater chance of encountering bears this spring because of dry conditions across the state.

Ross Morgan, a public information officer with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, says a 225- pound black bear was recently spotted in Rio Rancho and had to be tranquilized before it was released back into the wild.

He says hikers headed out to enjoy warmer weather should stay alert.

"If you’re out hiking, you want to hike in groups, pay attention to what’s going on,” he stresses...

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