Safety in Bear Country
Proper Food Storage Required
Allowing a bear to obtain human food, even once, often results in aggressive bear behavior. Aggressive bears are a threat to human safety and must be relocated or killed. Do not feed bears or other wildlife for any reason. Failure to follow park food storage regulations is a violation of federal law. Help keep bears wild and humans safe.
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Bear Aware provides information on hiking and camping in bear country. This handy pack-sized book contains the essential tips you need to reduce the risk of being injured by a bear to the slimmest possible margin. Useful for beginners to experts.