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Old 09-25-2014, 06:00 PM   #1
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Bear education 101

Ok. I've never run into a bear but I hear you shouldn't try to pet them

Assume I know nothing about them. What do are you supposed to do if you do see one. How about my rats (kids) what do I tell them to do if they encounter one?

We are headed into some places that have bear warnings so I figured I'd ask about em'
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:10 PM   #2
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Don't surprise them. Make noise so they know you are there. That's probably not a problem for the kids.

If they see one, stay together in
a close group and retreat calmly. Do not run. You can't outrun them and it can only trigger the prey response.


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Old 09-25-2014, 06:39 PM   #3
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Put out a bunch of strong pine sol in your trailer to help make it smell less attractive for them to want to go inside. Don't have any bacon smell in or near your trailer.
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Old 09-25-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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Put out a bunch of strong pine sol in your trailer to help make it smell less attractive for them to want to go inside. Don't have any bacon smell in or near your trailer.

Bacon? Interesting.... I guess I feel like eating bacon when I smell it too...
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Suggest leaving dogs home. They can be bear food if they get loose.
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Unpredictable and opportunistic, a grizzly may just want you out of its territory but if pursued by a black bear it probably wants to do you harm.
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Suggest leaving dogs home. They can be bear food if they get loose.
I've heard the problem with dogs is that they can outrun a bear, but it will chase them right back home to you!

Loose dogs in any wilderness area are a bad idea. Every year we probably see ten or more lost dog postings in our area for dogs lost hiking, which is the worst kind of lost, because at least in town they have a better chance to be spotted. Better to keep them nearby and under your control!
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Old 09-25-2014, 10:37 PM   #8
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Bear

Black Bears can run very fast. I have seen them run and it was quite surprising how nimble and quick the bear was. Generally they hear you coming first or smell you, so they move quietly behind the scene. Did a lot of hiking on the AT, back in the day, and only seen two. But we talked a lot and I guess they heard us coming.

They are an interesting animal. Yeah I wouldn't want to pet them either, LOL
Have fun out there and stay safe ! Always let someone know where you are, and when you should be there, while hiking.
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Just park near tent campers. Then, in your trailer, you don't have to worry about bears. Even bears are smart enough to know tents are easier to enter than trailers. Rangers call tents "bear tacos" when in bear country.

And don't read "Some Bears Kill" or you'll scare the britches off yourself and be "bear wary" for the rest of your life and buy bear spray by the case! How do I know that? Let's just say I made a stupid reading choice right before going to Glacier National Park. At least it wasn't Alaska. LOL
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Seriously, don't worry. I did. I was afraid to cook in the trailer. Afraid to leave windows open. Shoot, I was just afraid. But then in actuality we had to drive to another part of the park (Many Glacier) and look hard and wait to finally see grizzlies. Saw three in one day. All of them were eating blueberries - not people. Even though people, being smart like some are, were getting way too close!
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:34 AM   #14
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I want to photograph them one day....with a LONG lens (right now I only have a 70-200mm nikon lens, f4 as my longest lens)

I am guessing baby bears could prove a dangerous scenario as well? As in parent(s) nearby very territorial?
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