We do not want visitors to be scared when they see the bears; however, we do want them to be aware of what to do if they do see one during their vacation.
Gatlinburg, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
To help families know what to do if they come across a Smoky Mountain bear during their vacation, Jackson Mountain homes, the premier Gatlinburg cabin rental company in the Smokies, released an in-depth guide on everything visitors should know about Smoky Mountain bear safety.
In the guide, Jackson Mountain homes goes into detail on tips on what families should do if they are to encounter a Smoky Mountain bear while hiking, enjoying a picnic, or relaxing at their Gatlinburg cabin rental.
The guide also explains all the laws that surround how humans are allowed to interact with the bears as governed by the National Park Service. These laws include staying at least 50 yards away from the bears at all times, do not try and feed the Smoky Mountain bears, and no hunting allowed inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
“The Smoky Mountain bears are some of the most beautiful and amazing animals that live in our national park,” said a spokesperson for the Gatlinburg cabin company. “We do not want visitors to be scared when they see the bears; however, we do want them to be aware of what to do if they do see one during their vacation.”
According to Jackson Mountain Homes, it is especially important for families visiting the area to understand Smoky Mountain black bear safety this year as there has been a drastic increase in the number of bear cubs in the park. Attributing a higher availability of fall mast and the reproductive cycle of the female bears, the National Park service has declared 2014 the ‘Year of the Yearlings.’
To find the full Smoky Mountain Bear Safety Guide or to learn other safety tips for spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, please visit Jackson Mountain Home’s blog at http://www.jacksonmountainhomes.com/blog/.
Celebrating 19 years of bringing families the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation, Jackson Mountain Homes provides only the finest Gatlinburg cabins and Gatlinburg chalets. Long-time friends and owners Michael Anderson and A.J. Bland pride themselves on the highest quality accommodations and service to each guest, owner and prospective owner to visit Jackson Mountain Homes. Jackson Mountain Homes’ office is located next to the Old Gatlinburg Crafts District at 1662 East Parkway. For additional information on Jackson Mountain Homes, visit their website at http://www.jacksonmountainhomes.com, or give them a call at 1-866-518-0498. Office hours are 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.