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Province of British Columbia
Ministry of Fish and Wildlife


Due to the rising frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C. Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen, and any persons that use the out-of-doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions while in the filed.

We advise the outdoorsmen to where noisy little bells on clothing so as to give advanced warning to any bears that might be close by so you don't take them by suprise.

We also advise anyone using the out-of-doors to carry "Pepper Spray" with him or her in case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should also be able on the watch for fresh bear activity, and be able to tell the difference between Black Bear shit and Grizzly Bear shit. Black Bear shit is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly Bear shit has bells in it, and smells like pepper.

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