Originally Posted by brookseeker
People say don't worry about bears,but always assume one nearby might be having a bad day. At least carry bear spray. The locals I met while I was fishing the rivers always had firearms.
Look for my post on: Has anyone ever had a bear climb in?
I now say NEVER go into bear country without a couple of cans of bear pepper spray, it is different from personal pepper spray.
Plus after reading lots of stories on bear attacks, they happened so fast that a gun wasn't as helpful, though I wouldn't mind having both if the occasion popped up again....