How to Prevent Grizzly Bear Attacks When Hiking In or Near Idaho – News Radio 1310 KLIX

During the summer, many like to take trips out into the wilderness and hike and explore. Hiking is one of the most enjoyable and natural feelings in the world. It puts you in touch with nature, and you often can see places that many may never get a chance to see. Getting away from the city, the business of work, technology, and being in touch with all that nature has to offer can be what many need to let stress out and get away. When out hiking this summer, be cautious, because sometimes unwanted occurrences can occur and your fun relaxing hike, suddenly can turn into a scary and life-threatening moment.

Grizzly Bear Attacks Man East of Idaho

Credit: Anna Tremewan on Unsplash

Credit: Anna Tremewan on Unsplash

Last week a man was hiking alone in the Wyoming mountains when he came across a grizzly bear. Before he could reach and spray his bear spray, the bear had attacked. The man was flown to a hospital in Billings, Montana, where he is being treated for his injuries. Grizzly bear attacks are not common, but they do happen, especially in this part of the country. There has been no update on the man since the attack, and Fish and Game have called the attack a surprise interaction. When hiking, if you come across a bear there are a few things to know.

What to Do If You See a Bear

Grizzly Bear Portrait

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While grizzly bear attacks are not common, it is always best to be prepared and know what to do if you ever come across one. The worst thing you can do is to run. The bear will likely view you as prey or a threat and a chase will likely follow. While running seems like an instinct, another instinct to avoid is to try and climb a tree. In theory, climbing a tree gives you protection and gets you off the ground, but bears can climb and the tree will trap you more than protect you. The best thing you can do, which is easy to say behind a computer, is …….


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