Hey Stream ~ one of my favorite places to camp & fish in Western NC, just west of Franklin, is the Standing Indian Campground with the Nantahala River running right through the C/G. As I understand, just over the ridge from Standing Indian is a bear preserve .... "no hunting". Albeit one of my favorite C/G's, having bear visitors after dark was not that uncommon. The last time I talked with one of the Nat'l Forrest people the bad news was they were no longer re-locating nuisance bears but rather "doing them in". Sort of reminded me of a sign I saw at the airport in Juneau, Alaska, to keep tourist from the idea of feeding bears .... "A fed bear is a dead bear".