ID Your Bear
Do you know whether to run, play dead, or “get big” when you see a grizzly bear? Turns out that it doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to tell a grizzly apart from a black bear…
How you respond to an aggressive bear depends almost entirely on the species of bear you’re dealing with.
Anytime you’re hunting, hiking, or camping in an unfamiliar area, it’s important that you learn what type of bears you might cross paths with. This will help you know how best to avoid a potentially deadly confrontation.
The video below gives some good guidelines for dealing with brown bears (AKA grizzlies) and black bears, which are extremely common in N. America.