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The Current RV Park and Campground Briefs

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June 19, 2013 by   - () Leave a Comment

WISCONSIN

From The Associated Press:

A man who was attacked by a black bear outside a cabin in northwestern Wisconsin is recovering at a hospital.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) says the man was attacked in his yard near Shell Lake on Monday night. DNR carnivore specialist David MacFarland says the man's dog apparently initiated contact with the bear.

MacFarland says the man's brother came out of the cabin and shot and injured the bear, which ran away.

The Burnett County Sheriff's Department says the man was taken to a hospital in Shell Lake. He was then airlifted to a hospital in the Twin Cities. MacFarland says he's in stable condition.

DNR wildlife supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says officials have set up traps for the bear in case it returns.

MICHIGAN

From MLive:

Three people are in police custody after allegedly stealing from federal forest campground fee tubes to manufacture methamphetamine.

Wexford County sheriff’s deputies identified three individuals linked to the numerous thefts during a traffic stop in South Branch Township on Saturday, June 15.

Drug paraphernalia was openly seen in the suspect vehicle and police discovered more drug paraphernalia, suspected controlled substances and components commonly used to manufacture meth during a search of the vehicle.

Officers from the U.S. Forest Service, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan State Police in Cadillac and the Traverse Narcotics Team arrived on scene to assist with the investigation. While interviewing the suspects, admissions were made indicating their involvement in the larcenies, as well as statements indicating their knowledge of or involvement in the suspected meth laboratory components in the vehicle, police said.

NEBRASKA

From the Omaha World-Herald:

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is asking visitors to all of the state's parks not to bring in firewood from other areas. The voluntary restrictions are an effort to prevent the spread of the emerald ash borer.

"The emerald ash borer is our main concern, but there are also other pests out there," said Julie Geiser, Game and Parks public information officer at the North Platte office.

The voluntary restrictions apply at Lake Maloney south of North Platte and all Interstate lakes in the area, she said.

Park users who bring firewood from other states to Niobrara, Ponca, Eugene T. Mahoney and Indian Cave State parks and Pawnee State Recreation Area will be asked to take part in a voluntary firewood exchange for locally acquired firewood available at park offices or from campground hosts.

To limit the movement of firewood, park uses may purchase firewood at parks that sell it, purchase it from a vendor near the park or gather dead firewood on the ground within the parks.

 

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