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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    ,Yosemite region

    Default NPS Bear Warning

    If you come upon a stationary bear, move away slowly and sideways;
    this allows you to keep an eye on the bear and avoid tripping.
    Moving sideways is also non-threatening to bears.

    1. Do NOT run, but if the bear follows, stop and hold your ground. Like dogs, they will chase fleeing animals.

    2. Do NOT climb a tree. Both grizzlies and black bears can climb trees.⁣⁣

    3. Do NOT push down a slower friend (even if you think the friendship has run its course).

    I still am wondering about # 3

    Be safe - sm
    Steve Molcsan"The two most important days of your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why? -Unknown

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Maine, Now I've retired to North Carolina (just south of Fayetteville)


    Ha Ha Steve. At 67 I can still out run most of my friends, but usually carry 45, although never needed it

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Lake In The Hills. IL USA


    Hey Steve,
    I've recently read in the Jackson Hole News and Guide that Grizz encounters are on the rise in Grand Teton and Y'Stone National Parks where we'll be heading late September. Having had three "meets" two of which were underwear changing ( thankfully almost) encounters, I hike/fish PREPARED. I carry/ HOLD my UDAP in my left hand and my Glock 29 10 mm or my S&W 629 44mag holstered on my right hip. We generally fish in remote areas where encounters are more likely. Logic for the "extra" protection is that any serious injury would be a SEVERE problem if not due to the injury itself then in the distance to hike back to aid. Prevention .............. The steps, less the "slow friend" you cited are the FIRST actions to execute while having the UDAP and firearm in the ready positions if needed.

    Stay safe all........


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