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Living with wildlife
Visit the WILDSMART Website to learn about how to reduce negative human - wildlife interactions.
When orienteering in bear country, the best strategy to avoid an encounter with a bear is to make a great deal of noise (talk loudly, sing!), stay in a group (eg. when training) and be alert for signs of bear activity (look for scat). In the rare case of an aggressive confrontation, bear spray is your best defense. Please see the link below:
HOW TO USE A BEAR SPRAY-broshure
Carry bear spray and know how to use it!
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