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Headed Outdoors? Bear Safety Tips – Part One

Whether you’re going for a day hike, out for a jog or a bike ride, headed to a campground or just taking your dog out for a stroll, being BearWise outdoors can help you have fun, stay safe and keep bears wild. It’s Better Together Walk, hike, jog, cycle and camp with others when possible. You’ll have someone to share the fun with and pitch in and help out if ...
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Be BearWise Outdoors

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Headed Outdoors? Bear Safety Tips – Part One

Whether you’re going for a day hike, out for a jog or a bike ride, headed to a campground or just taking your dog out for a stroll, being BearWise outdoors can help you have fun, stay safe and keep ...
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Six outdoor tips for a BearWise fall

Fall is the favorite season for many people (29%, according to a recent YouGov survey). Cooler, crisper days, less humidity and a landscape painted in shades of yellow, orange and red all make fall a prime season for many outdoors ...
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Want to see bears?

Seeing a bear in the wild is an unforgettable experience. If you’d love an opportunity to observe bears, early morning and early evening are good times for viewing and photography. Enjoy bears from a safe and respectful distance. Keep at ...
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Be BearWise at Home

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Planning a BearWise garden

A bear would need to forage all day to find as much food as it can harvest in an hour or two in a kitchen garden. No wonder bears are attracted to the nicely organized plots of nutritious, ready-to-eat produce ...
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Make it a BearWise spring

If the bears in your area aren’t up and about yet, they will be soon. Why wait until a bear is checking out your bird feeder, pet food or garbage? A few hours of prevention now can help keep bears ...
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Will bears find a good winter den at your place?

What makes a good bear den? A bear den needs to big enough to curl up in and small enough to keep the bear warm and cozy through the winter. Bear dens are generally well-hidden; pregnant moms work extra-hard to ...
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The Bear Facts

Black bear cub in a tree

What bears do in May

May at a Glance: All bears visit all the places where they reliably found food last year. Cubs learn how to climb up (and down) trees and learn to “talk.” Cubs are still nursing, but start experimenting with bear food ...
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What bears do in April

April at a Glance: Most bears leave their dens for good. Cubs get their first look at their new world. Mother bears continue to nurse and keep their den and cubs clean. Bears that found human-provided foods last year head ...
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American black bear in water resting on log

What bears do in March

March at a Glance: Some black bears leave their dens to walk around, stretch their legs and then go back to sleep. Other bears leave dens for good. Bears emerge skinny, groggy and thirsty and soon go looking for roughage ...
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