When hiking in just about anywhere in the United States, hiking in the backcountry means hiking in bear country. Seeing a bear in the wild during a hike can be a once in a lifetime event for many hikers. While it can be both exciting and frightening, it is important to remember that bears are wild and can be dangerous. Their behavior is sometimes unpredictable. And although rare, attacks on humans have occurred, inflicting serious injuries and death. Knowing what to do and how to act when your bear encounter goes south, will keep both you and the bear safe.
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