KAMAS (AP) — A second-generation trash-raiding black bear is scaring people at two campgrounds, so forest managers closed the sites for the weekend.

Until the 2-year-old trash bandit is caught by state wildlife officials, Taylor Fork and Shingle Creek campgrounds will be closed because campers are "getting nervous," said Kathy Jo Pollock, U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman for the Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

The campgrounds are near the ATV trail outside Kamas about seven miles up the Mirror Lake highway.

The young male bear, or boar, was going through the adjoining campgrounds in broad daylight and through the night.

That qualifies as "brazen" behavior under state guidelines, and attempts to relocate the animal will be made before more severe action is taken. The bear is too old to qualify for new protections for cubs.

"For the bear's safety and the public safety, we want the bear to get out of there," Pollock said.

Relocation sometimes works, but may have already failed this animal. Officials believe it is one of a trio of cubs a sow bear led on trash raids in the area several years ago.

In that instance, the oldest cub, then a yearling, was caught and relocated and all four bears disappeared.

Pollock suspects the current marauder may be one of the cubs, the product of bad parenting.

Earlier this year, state wildlife officials successfully urged a bow hunter with a tag to kill a mature black bear that had become so brazen it was going into garages and cleaning out freezers in the Spanish Fork area.

"It's more and more common, with the drought and food sources drying up quickly," Pollock said.

Wildfires also have been displacing black bears across the West in recent years.