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Be Bear Smart

The best method to avoid bear encounters

If you encounter a bear

If the bear approaches you

If the bear appears defensive

If the bear does not appear defensive

If a bear attacks you, it is important to know if the attack is defensive or predatory.

Defensive attacks are the most common.

Predatory attacks occur when a bear stalks you along a trail and then attacks, or when an attack occurs at night.

Bear Safety & Fishing

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Updated: Aug 21, 2017