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Study finds black bears are not establishing themselves in southern Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Maybe you remember the news reports: “Michigan black bears are moving south.” A spate of sightings just a few years ago confirmed that bears were showing up in unusual locales, such as Flint, Battle Creek, St. Charles … Continue reading

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Bear feeding problems on Grand Island National Recreation Area force temporary camping closure

By Howard Meyerson One mark of a savvy back country camper is how they come prepared for bear country. For instance, do they take precaution and keep food or snacks out of tents, or come equipped with throw-lines to hang … Continue reading

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Backcountry: Bear Spray

Last year was a bad year in terms of human/bear interactions at national parks. There are some who are suggesting that changes in climate may be contributing to the increase in attacks, having impacted the availability of natural foods. Whether … Continue reading

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Lookin for a few good bears: Study tracks travel in southern Michigan

By Howard Meyerson Dwayne Etter is looking for a few good bears – denned bears, that is. Now that it is winter he hopes to collar some. Black bears are moving into southern Michigan and Etter is tracking their whereabouts. … Continue reading

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Findings: Menstruating Women Do Not Attract Bear Attacks

The question of the ages? Probably – especially if you are a woman. The story today in Mother Jones today  states that it is a myth, but wait, hold on. You should read further. The MJ story is interesting. It touches … Continue reading

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Bear precautions taken in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rangers at Great Smoky Mountains National Park have closed two backcountry campsites due to overly familiar black bear. Park officials say no one has been hurt. The closures are simply a precaution, a story in the Asheville Citizen-Times reports. Bears … Continue reading

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Who said bears were lazy?

This one is demonstrating remarkable determination and agility. Proof you need to tie your food bag out from a tree when traveling through the bush. Great post by Fortune Bay Expedition Team on Facebook.

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Your Safety in Bear Country: A Yellowstone primer

Last year was a bad year for grizzly attacks in the U.S.  Much has been written about the tragic incidents that took the lives of four men: two in Yellowstone National Park and two others in the Gallatin National Forest … Continue reading

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Hybrid bears offer glimpse of warmer Arctic’s future

Shifting climate patterns seem to be having an impact on bears, polar bears and grizzly bears in particular, the Edmonton Journal reports today in a story about hybrid bears being discovered in the Arctic. A University of Alberta researcher recently … Continue reading

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Do bears scratch their butts…um, backs?

If you’ve ever wondered what bears do when you aren’t looking, check this out. It’s a pretty funny clip and a good counterpoint to the tragic end of the “falling bear” in the previous post.

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