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Overview

Hiking in bear country always carries a risk, but the risk can be made minuscule if hikers follow the advice given in this small, packable book. Extensively reviewed by bear experts, the book provides tips and contains the latest information on the intriguing science of bear-human interactions, including the uses and benefits of pepper spray.

This guide contains advice on:
*Hiking and camping safely in bear country
*How to handle a close encounter with a bear
*Food storage methods that help keep campsites bear free
*Special precautions for hunters, anglers, mountain bikers, trail runners, and outfitters
*Specific regulations in national parks

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762731084
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Series: Kestrel Series
  • Edition description: Third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Schneider was with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks before founding Falcon Publishing. He lives in Helena, Montana and has hiked and camped in bear country for more than 40 years.

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Table of Contents

Preface: Two Sides to Every Story v
Acknowledgments viii
1 Bear Sense 1
2 Bear Mythology: Have You Heard This One? 10
3 Hiking in Bear Country 15
4 Camping in Bear Country 26
5 For Your Protection 45
6 Special Regulations in National Parks 50
7 Special Precautions for Women 55
8 Special Precautions for Hunters, Anglers, and Outfitters 57
9 Special Precautions for Mountain Bikers 61
10 Special Precautions for Photographers 63
11 Close Encounters 65
12 Living or Vacationing in Bear Country 75
Afterword: The Parks Are Not Enough 80
Appendix 83
About the Author 88
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