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Bear Attack at Gorges State Park

November 11th, 2023 Segment 1,

Bear attack on a camper trailer in Sapphire, NC closes the campground at Gorges State Park until November 16th, 2023.  The supposed bear ripped the siding off the trailer.  Neither bear nor visitor to the park were injured during the attack.  However, the park decided to close the campground for two weeks.  Staff is implementing precautions to prevent bear interactions with humans.

The park remains open for day use. but the park advises visitors to always use caution.

Made In U.S.A. Boots at Jesse Brown’s

Segment 4, November 11th, 2023

Hiking safely around waterfalls is important this time of year.  Fallen leaves, algae on rocks, & freezing temperatures can make it dangerous.  Listen to host, Bill Bartee, from the outdoor store in Charlotte.

L.L. Bean’s famed Duck Boot is on-hand at Jesse Brown’s & at the Southern Christmas Show Booth #38.  This boot is made in the U.S.A.  Stop by and check it out.

Plus, we revisit the incident that occurred at Gorges State Park during October.  A bear tore the siding off the side of a Camper that was parked in the Campground.  It was discussed in the opening segment of the Carolina Outdoors.  The campground is closed in the park until 11/16.  Check out the report on the bear at Gorges.