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Steve Gray / Utah DWR

Officers with Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources are beginning to get reports of black bear sightings, as the animals emerge from their winter hibernation.

KPCW checked in with a spokeswoman for the DWR, to get some tips about how to be safe when camping or recreating in the forests and mountains.

Faith Jolley, a PIO for the Wildlife Division, said recreationists in the forests need to remember that they’re in the bears’ neighborhood.

Grizzly bears are long gone from this state, they inhabit Wyoming or Montana.

  Wildlife officials have captured the bear that had made itself at home in the Aerie subdivision on Wednesday.

The Park City police department was on wildlife patrol today. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Originally aired on July 23, 2013.

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