PGPD receives several calls regarding bear sitings

Pennington Gap PD has received several calls regarding bears in the Town of Pennington Gap. We are currently working with Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries to address this problem. Please do not put any trash outside until it is time for the trash to be picked up on your street. Limit pet food and bird feeders outside your residence.

VDGIF will not trap or relocate a bear that is eating from your trash or bird feeders. It is your responsibility to remove the attractants from your property once a bear discovers the food source.

Wildlife Conflict Helpline (855) 571-9003

Or contact PGPD at 276-546-1162 or 276-546-1177

Do not attempt to trap or shoot any bear.

For more information on bears please visit:
www.dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/bear/

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