Hiking Tips: Hiking in Bear Country

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One of the great things about hiking is the wildlife we can encounter. However, bears are wildlife that are best to not get close to because as much as they look sweet and innocent, we still have to remember that we are in the wilderness and to respect the wildlife. Here are some articles on how to safely hike through bear country. Enjoy!

What are Smellables for Hiking in Bear Country?

Know what is a smellable to avoid attracting a bear into a campsite.

Publish Date: 07/19/2010 15:06

http://hikingbackpacking.suite101.com/article.cfm/what-are-smellables-for-hiking-in-bear-country

Hiking in bear country? Black bear safety video offers tips | In

If you are hiking in bear country, you’ll find the new 6-minute video, Day Hiking and Wildlife, from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park helpful. This black bear safety video covers hiking safety and educates viewers about the …

Publish Date: 07/05/2010 7:39

http://www.carlsams.com/inthewoods/2010/07/hiking-in-bear-country-black-bear-safety-video-offers-tips/

Warding off bears. | Great Outdoors Tips with Outdoors Expert

I’m not advocating that you never hike with your dog. But, just think twice about it if you are heading into bear country. Always keep your dog on a leash. Don’t shy away from hiking where bears are known to live. …

Publish Date: 07/11/2010 16:04

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/hiking/hiking-tips-avoiding-unwanted-bear-encounters

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