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Photo: Michael H. Francis RAM IN THE NEWS The 'Pick-a-nic' Basket Black bears see about as well as we do, and they have an adequate sense of hearing, but keen noses make them skilled scavengers, and curiosity makes them opportunistic eaters. They feed up to  hours per day prior to winter denning to accumulate fat (energy). Adult males may gain more than  pounds in just a few weeks when acorn production is heavy. Their diet consists mainly of grasses, roots, berries and insects ( percent of it, in fact). As omnivores, they also eat eggs, fish, mammals and carrion. But they aren't very effective predators. They catch and eat fawns and calves, small game and sometimes livestock. But they easily develop a taste for human foods and garbage. [ ] FACTOID The American black bear (Ursus Americanus) is a medium-sized bear found only in North America. It is incredibly adaptable, occupying a greater range of habitats than any other bear in the world. BLACK BEARS BY THE NUMBERS 18 years Average age black bears live to in the wild 15-80 SQUARE MILES Range of a male black bear within a loosely defined home range, depending on habitat 35 mph Speed a black bear can run for short distances 26 years Oldest documented wild bear killed in Virginia 880 Largest known black bear ever killed POUNDS by a hunter (North Carolina) . ❘  ❘   RAM 3500 HEAVY DUTY Few truck brands have more all-around style - and none is more visionary - than Ram. The new Ram Heavy Duty is four big wheels of hardcharging proof. It's more than a long list of best-in-class features: towing - 30,000 lbs.,1 torque - 850 lb-ft, and an unsurpassed 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.2 It's design, comfort, quality, and legendary power (6.7L Cummins® Turbo Diesel). Everything you need, nothing you don't. RAM 1500 OUTDOORSMAN It's virtually indestructible, can be driven every day of the year, and goes from soccer practice to fishing holes faster than you can yell, "Goal!" It's the Ram Outdoorsman-Motor Trend's 2013 Truck of the Year®. With best-in-class 25 MPG highway fuel economy,3 standardclass IV trailer hitch, and trailer wiring hookups, versatility is no longer a wholly owned subsidiary of those Nordic Alpine knife makers. RAM GAS-POWERED HEAVY DUTY In the world of heavy duty trucks, more means one less load, trip, stop, and hour. And the 6.4L HEMI® gas-powered Ram Heavy Duty is more than just a mouthful. It's a studious vehicle firing on all cylinders - best-in-class payload (7,320 lbs),4 horsepower (410 HP),5 and towing (16,450 lbs).1 Prevail with more durability, low-end torque, and increased fuel efficiency with cylinder deactivation. If you still want more, buy two. 1) When properly equipped. 2) See dealer for a copy of the powertrain limited warranty. 3) Standard pickup class EPA est. 17 city/25 hwy mpg based on V6 4x2. 4) Payload when properly equipped. Payload and towing values are preliminary and subject to change. 5) Comparison for HD pickups when properly equipped. Cummins is a registered trademark of Cummins, Inc. Ram is a registered trademark of Chrysler Group LLC. http://www.americanhunter.org

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