NK - Bear Alert

Langston, David R david.langston at wilcom.com
Tue Oct 3 19:08:30 PDT 2000

Just in case anyone is going eventing to the northwest.

> Bear Alert
> The Colorado State Department of Fish and Wildlife is advising hikers,
> hunters, fishermen, and golfers to take extra precautions and be on the
> alert for bears while in the Dillon, Breckenridge, and Keystone area.
> They advise people to wear noise-producing devices such as little bells
> on their clothing to alert but not startle the bears unexpectedly.
> They also advise you to carry pepper spray in case of an encounter with
> a bear.  It is also a good idea to watch for fresh signs of bear
> activity.
> People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear
> and grizzly bear droppings:
>         Black bear droppings are smaller and contain berries and possibly
> squirrel fur.
>         Grizzly bear droppings have bells in them and smell like pepper
> spray. 

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