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The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954
252-473-1132 

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
October 24, 2019
Photo Release: Black Bear
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Jackie Orsulak

Caption: One of the most popular wildlife attractions on Alligator River Refuge is the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus). When visiting the refuge drive slowly. Check the edge of forested areas, both on the ground and up trees. Bears might also be found in the ditches and canals that run along refuge roads. And, many sightings are in the fielded sections of the refuge. A good telephoto lens helps you obtain excellent photos, like this one, but from a safe distance.

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Alligator_River/

Currently through December see the beautiful Wildlife Art Expo showing in the Visitor Center auditorium. Four artists have work hanging that includes pieces in oil, acrylic, pastel, colored pencil & ceramic. Sales supports local national wildlife refuges, the artists and they make great gifts.

USE YOUR MANNERS and BASIC COMMON SENSE! For the safety of yourself and your family, as well as the wildlife you are viewing, ALWAYS VIEW FROM A SAFE DISTANCE! If you see a change in the behavior of the wildlife (they move away, etc), you are TOO CLOSE! And. remember: all traffic laws apply on Refuge roads. Seat belts, car seats for children, etc. - whatever is required by the State on a public highway is required on the Refuge! Learn more about tips for safety during bear encounters at http://bearwise.org/bear-safety-tips/bear-encounter/