Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the Fish and
Wildlife Department is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and
any persons that use the out of doors in a recreational or work
related function to take extra precautions while in the field.
We advise the outdoorsman to wear little noisy bells on
clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might
be close by so you don't take them by surprise.
We also advise anyone using the out of doors to carry "Pepper
Spray" with them in case of an encounter with a bear.
Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear
activity, and be able to tell the difference between black bear
feces and grizzly bear feces. Black bear feces are smaller and
contains berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear feces have
bells in it and smell like pepper.
Additionally, if you find yourself being pursued by a bear, you
must be able to identify the bear to determine how much danger
you are in.
To do this, we suggest you climb a tree. If the bear chases you
up the tree, it's a black bear.
If the bear knocks the tree down, it's a grizzly bear.
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