Bear Safety Tips
BEAR SAFETY TIPS
Follow the links below to find out how to coexist with black bears.
And be sure to explore the various products and materials that help people and black bears live next to one and another.
How to behave in a black bear encounter
Bear safety is important at all times. Know what to do when you see a bear. Most encounters are nonthreatening, but you’ll feel more confident if you know what to do in a bear encounter. Read More
Seeing bears while hiking and camping
While bear attacks are very uncommon and black bears rarely become aggressive when encountered, you can practice bear safety and avoid bears by following these simple steps. Read More
How and when to use bear spray
Bear spray is a powerful deterrent made of the capsaicin (the “hot” in hot peppers). When you carry bear spray you must know how to use it. Always practice bear safety! Read More
Avoiding bear encounters while hunting
Hunters may encounter black bears when hunting from a tree stand, walking quietly through the woods or feeding deer. There are ways to prevent negative bear encounters in each circumstance. Read More
Secure your livestock and crops
Identify attractants. Then solve the problem with prevention and deterrents. Keep bears away from chickens and rabbits, livestock food, fruit trees, crops, and bees. Read More