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      NY officials give tips to keep away nuisance bears


      New York state environmental officials are offering some tips to keep away nuisance bears during camping season.


      Black bears generally avoid people, but they are notorious for taking advantage of any available food source.


      The state Department of Environmental Conservation recommends keeping food out of sight and secured in a vehicle, if possible, when camping. Hang food and garbage from a tree and keep it at least eight feet high.


      Also, dispose of garbage frequently and do not leave dirty diapers or diaper pails outside.


      It's against the law to feed bear, as well as deer and moose.

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