Bear Safety Tips – Bear Spray

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By Becky Lewis When recreating in bear country, your goal should be to avoid bear encounters by being bear aware – hike in groups, make noise, and watch for bear signs. But even when taking precautions, it is still possible to encounter a bear. Carrying bear spray, having it readily accessible, and knowing how to properly […]

Bear Safety Tips – Hiking & Camping

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By Becky Lewis May is “Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship” month so it is the perfect time to remind Island Park residents, visitors, and tourists how to safely recreate in bear habitat. Island Park is home to both black bears and grizzly bears so it is important to understand how to safely recreate in […]

Bear Safety Tips – Food Storage

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Spring is the time when bears emerge from their winter dens and families once again are exploring the parks and forests. May is “Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship” month so it is the perfect time to remind Island Park residents, visitors, and tourists how to safely and responsibly live and recreate in bear habitat.