When you encounter a bear, it's normal to be scared. The fact is that most bear interactions rarely result in aggressive behavior and even rarer attacks. Note, most bears prefer to avoid human contact, and any bear you see may be just as scared as you are!
Stay as calm as you can and obey these simple guidelines whenever you're in the bear country. Soon you too will have more composure when sighting a bear because you will know what to do.
Avoid at all costs
The most ideal approach to avert a disagreeable bear experience is to maintain a strategic distance from them altogether. Bears, as a rule, keep away from individuals, and the vast majority don't have the foggiest idea when they've approached a bear.
To guarantee a casualty or tragic experience with a bear doesn't happen, abstain from traveling through bear natural surroundings quietly and alone. Travel in gatherings (the bigger the better) and make loads of commotion by talking or singing. Also, set the phone away and focus on your environment.
When it spotted
Keep quiet and prepare your bear spray (or other impediments). Remain together in the event that you are in a gathering; you will seem bigger and scarier in the event that you stay together.
Attempt to make sense of whether the bear is a grizzly or a mountain bear. As you will see underneath, wild bears and mountain bears will in general act contrastingly in a given circumstance, so it knows which species you're managing.
On the off chance that conceivable, attempt to decide if there are whelps present or whether the bear is protecting a creature's body or other nourishment sources. Females with offspring or bears guarding nourishment sources may seem to act forcefully as they protect their fledglings or potentially nourishment.
Bears at a distance
On the off chance that you see a bear out there, regard its requirement for individual space. Try not to approach it, even to get a photograph, and give it however much room as could reasonably be expected. Consider pivoting and leaving the manner in which you came. In the event that you should proceed, take a reroute and give the bear a wide billet. Bears can cover huge separations in a generally brief timeframe, so in the event that you are enjoying the great outdoors, make certain to store your nourishment well far from any bears in the territory.
In the event that you experience a bear on the trail, or in your campground, stop what you are doing and assess the circumstance. Distinguish yourself by talking in a quiet, mollifying tone. Step back gradually, ideally toward the path you came. Walk, don't run, and watch out for the bear so you can perceive how it will respond. Much of the time, the bear will escape.
On the off chance that you are in your campground or other spot bears shouldn't be, and you are certain the bear is a mountain bear, consider attempting to move it out of the territory. Guarantee the bear has a reasonable and safe getaway course without any individuals or impediments in its manner. Stand tall and look at it straightforwardly without flinching. Shout at the bear and immovably tell it to leave: "Leave, bear!" Keep a container of pepper splash prepared (with the wellbeing evacuated) in the event that the bear approaches too intently.
Be on the defensive
Here and there a bear that feels compromised will 'act' forcefully to shield against an apparent danger. This is frequently the situation with a mother hold on for fledglings, a bear shielding a nourishment source or an unexpected experience. The closer you are to the hold up under when it ends up mindful of you, the almost certain it is to respond protectively: it might pop its jaws or swat the ground with its front paw while blowing and grunting, as well as it might rush or "feign charge" toward you trying to get you to leave.
In this circumstance, the bear wouldn't like to battle anything else than you do. It is essentially attempting to impart that you are excessively close. Attempt to show up non-compromising by staying still and quiet. Prepared your bear splash by expelling the wellbeing lock. Talk in a mollifying voice and step back, expanding your good ways from the bear. Leave the territory right away.
Guarded reactions that outcome in physical contact quite often include wild bears astounded at short proximity, on remains or ensuring youthful. The not very many cautious assaults by wild bears have been females ensuring fledglings (yet these are uncommon).
Make tracks in an opposite direction from the bear's reserve as could reasonably be expected; leaving the zone rapidly and unobtrusively ideally a similar way you came in. On the off chance that the bear is going to reach, utilize your bear splash. Try not to play dead and don't act forcefully. Make tracks in an opposite direction from the nourishment reserve as could be allowed.
If a bear that is carrying on protectively is determined to reaching, your first line of resistance is forever your bear splash. Point the spout simply over the bear's head so the shower falls into the bear's eyes, nose and throat. When it is 20 to 30 feet away, give it a long impact. That ought to be sufficient to demoralize it and send it the other way.
On the off chance that the experience was a shock or it includes a mother mountain bear with fledglings, and the bear reaches, tumble to the ground and "play dead." Roll over onto your stomach and spread your neck and the back of your head with your hands. Keep your legs and elbows wide so the bear can't flip you over. At the point when the assault stops, stay still and trust that the bear will leave. Try not to get up until you are sure beyond a shadow of a doubt the bear is no longer in the territory – regardless of whether you need to hold up 30 minutes or more.
Sporadically, a bear will approach you in a non-cautious way. It might simply be intrigued. Maybe it's a youthful grown-up bear that is basically trying its predominance. Or then again it is nourishment molded as well as habituated. Rarely, it might consider you to be potential prey.
In any occasion, converse with the bear in a firm voice. Escape its direction on the off chance that you can, which might be all it needs. On the off chance that the bear tails you and its consideration is obviously aimed at you, at that point persevere and get ready to utilize your obstacle. A bear that is at first inquisitive or testing you may end up savage on the off chance that you don't face it.
Act forcefully. Look at it straight without flinching and let it realize you will battle whenever assaulted. Yell! Make yourself look as large as could be expected under the circumstances. Stamp your feet and make a stride or two toward the bear. Undermine the hold on for whatever is convenient (stick, post, bear shower). The more the bear endures, the more forceful your reaction ought to be.
If the bear assaults, utilize your obstacle and battle for your life. Kick, punch or hit the hold on for whatever weapon is accessible. Focus your assault on the face, eyes and nose. Battle any bear that assaults you in your structure or tent.