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In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the
Alaska Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and
fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert of bears while in
"We advise outdoorsmen to wear noisy little bells 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 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 manure:
Black bear manure is smaller and contains lots of berries
and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear manure has little bells in it and smells like pepper."