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The Alaska Department of Fish and Game, recently issued this bulletin:

In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear
conflicts, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game is
advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra
precautions and keep alert of bears while in the field.

"We advise outdoorsmen to wear noisy little bells on
their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't
expecting them. & We also advise outdoorsmen to carry
pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with
a bear.

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs
of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the
difference between black bear and grizzly bear manure:
Black bear manure is smaller and contains lots of berries
and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear manure has little bells in it and smells
like pepper."


March 24th My Gear List Has Been Updated



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