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Man Charged For Feeding Bears

Do not feed wildlife! How hard is that to understand? In an earlier article I reported on an incident involving the feeding of people-food to a black bear 3. 4 miles outside the north gate to Banff National Park. In … Continue reading

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Camp Without Reservations This Holiday Weekend

TripTrist Travel Planners has encouraging news if you want to go on a camping adventure for the long 4th of July weekend. It is possible to camp without reservations even though most sites in RV parks and campgrounds were reserved … Continue reading

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How Stupid Can You Be?

How stupid can you be? How can anyone be stupid enough to feed wieners, pepperoni sticks, and bread to a black bear? That’s the question wildlife officials are asking following an incident on the David Thompson Highway (Highway 11) near … Continue reading

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Bear Sightings in Arizona Prompt Bear Awareness Tips

The Arizona Game and Fish Department said campers, hikers, and outdoor people need to be aware that bears may already be emerging from hibernation after two recent sightings were reported. The Arizona Game and Fish Department wants the community to … Continue reading

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A BEAR-ly Believable BEAR Story

A woodlot owner near Grand Falls, New Brunswick, says he’s lucky to be alive after a bear attacked him in the woods. Gilles Cyr was out for a walk through his woodlot when suddenly a large black object ran out … Continue reading

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Being Bear Aware

It’s important to be informed about bears and what to do when you come into contact with them. Bears are not tame, gentle, or cuddly; they are unpredictable and potentially dangerous. A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear Don’t be … Continue reading

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Human Encounters with Bears Turn Deadly

Recent media reports detail numerous human encounters with black bears. In most instances the bears became food-conditioned, lost their natural fear of humans, and become a threat as they roamed in search of an easy meal. These bear was either … Continue reading

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When Things Go Wrong

Dr. Aram Attarian, professor of parks, recreation and tourism management at North Carolina State University, has spent 35 years collecting accident reports, first-person accounts, and newspaper articles about things gone wrong in outdoor and adventure programs. Attarian combined more than … Continue reading

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Arizona Bear Count Reaches Three

Numerous bear sightings and activities and bear attacks have recently been reported by officials in various regions of the U.S. and Canada. Today’s post focuses on Tonto National Forest in the Payson, Arizona area. Arizona authorities have now killed three … Continue reading

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Bear Pulls Camper from Outhouse

A Winnipeg, Manitoba, man is recovering from his injuries after a black bear dragged him from an outhouse and slashed and bit him repeatedly before a friend intervened and shot and killed the bear. Gordon Shurvell, 65, was home late … Continue reading

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