FROM : The Department of Fish and Game
Department of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters, and fishermen to take extra precautions and keep alert of bears while in the field.
We advise that outdoorsmen 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 poop and grizzly bear poop:
Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries, acorns and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray.