Warning from The Alaska Department
of Fish and Game
The Alaska Department of Fish and
Game is advising hikers, hunters and
fishermen to take extra precautions
and keep alert for bears while in
the field. They advise that campers
wear noisy little bells on their
clothing so as not to startle bears
that aren't expecting them. They
also advise campers to carry pepper
spray with them in case of an
encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch out
for fresh signs of bear activity.
Campers should recognize the
difference between black bear and grizzly bear dung.
Black bear dung is smaller and
contains lots of berries and
Grizzly dung is larger and
has little bells in it and smells
like pepper spray.