These guys will run in the opposite direction quicker than towards you.
I always give them an escape route and always let them know I am there.
As you can see they are in wide open fields,biggest problem is they don't come out until almost dark.
Closest I got tonight was about 70yds,hopefully by the end of the week they will be a bit more tolerant of me approaching.
I do usually have a can of Pepper Spray good for 12m with me but tonight I had nothing and no worries at all about approaching them.
As I have posted before though I have a fair amount of experience with them and understand their body language.
I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS TO JUST ANYONE,not ALL bears are the same.
Running would be futile they will catch you.
Make yourself big,show no fear and do not back down.
Always face them and never make direct eye contact,that is considered a challenge.
If you hear them popping their jaws,you are too close and making them uncomfortable/nervous/stressed...back away.
If you hear them hissing and huffing while swatting the ground....it's gonna hurt...alot, you should have backed away when you heard the popping of the jaws
All this applies to BLACKBEARS only.
They appear clumsy and big/bulky but I can tell you they are lightning fast.
My saftey circle is forty yards and thats not enough a bear could cover that in the blink of an eye
I have camped out and hid but they always seem to come out in a differant spot from where you setup unless you place food there.
Doing that is one thing in the fall but right now they NEED grasses and clover to get their bellies back to rights,donuts and apples aren't on the menu this week strictly organic and free range Au nateral
I'll be up early and looking for them in the sun,doesn't happen often but can happen.
kpr<<< loves his bears
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