encountering a bear

encountering a bear

encountering a bear

encountering a bear

encountering a bear

What actions should one take when encountering a bear?  When you are camping, hiking or just plain enjoying the outdoors and the company of your friends or family the chances of you seeing a bear should be pretty low. Even if you do end up camping near a brown or black bear there is a very good chance you will never see one. But what if you get yourself really close to a black bearสล็อตเว็บตรงWhen we were in high school and summer camp a black bear used to spend the majority of his time eating our food in our campsite. He would not come any closer than 8 feet. We were always reassigned a space that looked like we were outside. At that time we did not see one directly. We were told that they did not see us because we were not making any noise. We were also told that we should not be afraid of the bears as they are just following our food. It did not take us long before we realized that he was not going to follow us or do anything aggressive. It was only after about 10 minutes of this that we were able to walk away without scaring the bear off. encountering a bearYou should always be cautious when you are in woods or highly restricted areas. Do not make any sudden movements. When you run the risk of making noise attracting the attention of bears or other animals. When you stand up to come into view of the bears do not look directly at them. Look down immediately and leave any eye contact area. Do not yell and do not make eye contact. encountering a bearYou do not want the bear to be frightened away by a loud noise. If you have to make a lot of noise remind yourself that most bears have very poor eyesight, they cannot see directly. What you can do is remain extremely calm although you are sure that the bear is not going to leave. Put on an air of hostility while on the ground. encountering a bearAs the bear is about 50 meters away from you and still about 15 meters away from the trunk of the tree where you are standing, slowly start yelling. You need to be quick because the bear is not likely to stop because you are so close. However, as you yell more and more the bear must be getting more and more nervous. Just stand there with your arms crossed and your head held high. Make sure that you do not fall or hit the ground while yelling. The bear is not likely to do anything anyway. You can yell as many as you want but the bear will not leave. Now is the time to select the position that you want to occupy. Make a note of what position you want to be in. You can repeat this maneuver if you feel that the bear is moving too close. encountering a bearThe most important thing to remember is not to make direct contact with the bear. But if you have to, you can hit the bear once or twice and the bear will retreat a significant distance. The important thing is to remain a safe distance away from the bear. What if the bear attacks? Well that depends on the animal you are camping with. Black bears are not usually aggressive unless they are protecting their cubs, cooking food, or are protecting their home range. encountering a bearMost of the time it is safe to say that bears are not going to attack unless provoked. While camping it is important to remember that things you say or do can attract bears. Know what to do if you need to make a lot of noise to keep the bears away. Bears have a strong sense of smell and if they are going to attack find a safe place to stand such as a tree, camper’s tent, a bluff, a park, or a crowded beach. Most of all be prepared, have bear spray on hand, be aware of your surroundings and what the wildlife is doing. Most of all relax and enjoy the wildlife and let the adventure take you where you want to go. Forget about “nerding” and “attacking” the bear. Just enjoy the experience of being outdoors and not worry about what you bring along.
encountering a bear