Black Bear Reported On Nashville Outskirts, Bear Hunting Magazine

A black bear spotted on the fringes of Nashville's busy metro area probably roamed from the Cumberland Plateau in search of food, a state wildlife official says.

A bear was spotted Monday in Bon Aqua in Hickman County, southwest of Nashville, and again on Wednesday in Fairview, in suburban Williamson County.

Officials say a bear track found about five days ago east of Murfreesboro in Cannon County probably came from the same animal.

They suspect the bear wandered from the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a wilderness area on the upper plateau, more than 100 miles east of Nashville.

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