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NFC: DP Collecting in Bear Country

In light of the rising frequency of Human/Grizzly 
bear conflicts, the Montana Department of Fish and 
Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to 
take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while 
in the field.  We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy 
littlebells on their clothing so as not to startle 
bears that aren't expecting them.  We also advise 
outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case 
of an encounter with a grizzly bear.

It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs 
of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the 
difference between Black bear and Grizzly bear dung. 
Black bear dung is smaller and contains lots of berries 
and squirrel fur.  Grizzly bear dung has little bells 
in it and smells like pepper...