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US Forest Service issues bear notice for Gunflint Lakes, BWCAW, and other Cook County locations

Sep 28, 2022 08:41AM ● By Content Editor
Photo: Peter Nuij

From the US Forest Service - Superior National Forest - September 28, 2022


FOOD CONTAINER DILIGENCE - BEAR NOTICE mid-Gunflint Trail area in the BWCAW: Caribou (north of Gunflint Trail), Duncan, Alder, Moon, Clearwater, Rose, Canoe, Gaskin, Caribou (south of Gunflint Trail), and Horseshoe Lakes have been reporting damaged or taken property (primarily food containers). We have asked all permit issue stations to highlight proper food storage with EVERY visitor.

It is IMPERATIVE that you are vigilant with food storage - how, when, and where, when traveling in bear country. Click here for food hanging diagrams. For areas with no available trees, use IGBC approved, product-tested bear containers – and work with your guide/cooperator for best solutions.

Notices are posted at the following entry points: Lizz & Swamp Lakes 47; Meeds Lake 48; East Bearskin Lake 64; Daniels Lake 61; Duncan Lake 60; Clearwater Lake 62; South Lake 58.

Area(s): Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, Angleworm Hiking Trail, Big Moose Trail, Border Route Trail, Brule Lake Trail, Caribou Rock Trail, Eagle Mountain Trail, Herriman Lake Trail, Kekekabic Trail East, Kekekabic Trail West, North Arm Trails, Norway Trail, Powwow Trail, Sioux-Hustler Trail, Snowbank Lake Trail and Backcountry Sites, South Farm Lake Ski Trails, South Lake Trail


To read this original story and more news, follow this link to the Superior National Forest News website.