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Photo: Bear Country

I live in bear country — and I am not talking about the ongoing bear project that the Oak Hill Beautification Commission partnered with local businesses and residents, the Mason Dixon Boys, and the forestry class members at Fayette Institute of Technology to place carved bears all around the town.

I love the wooded bears and think the idea is well thought out, creative and, to be honest, fun.

Chris Ellis is a veteran of the outdoors industry. His book “Hunting, Fishing and Family from The Hills of West Virginia” is available at Contact him at

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