Originally Posted By: Bingley
Originally Posted By: chaosmagnet
Lots of good stuff in this article.

A few thoughts:
[*]If you plan to carry a firearm, get training first

Does anyone offer bear defense training? What if you encountered a tactical bear?

Learn to Return's Wildlife Awareness & Defense course

"This 1-day program is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their wildlife awareness, deterrent, and defensive skills. We cover specific threats and common deterrent techniques and equipment. The afternoon is spent at the local range detailing weapon safety and coaching students on improving their shooting comfort and proficiency."

(posting this as someone that has unintentionally done a bunch of stupid stuff in the past and will again...)