(COLIN HAFFNER/Chewelah Independent)
Here is how you can avoid encounters with bears…
It’s that time of year when the bear population begins preparations for the winter’s hibernation, which means they’ll be looking for opportunities to gorge on high calorie foods in the fall to build up their fat reserves.
That means they’ll be looking for any and all means of accomplishing their goal, and that could put the population at risk if they’re not careful and know how to play it safe, a memo from the WDFW said.
“Do everything you can to avoid an encounter with any bear, which help to keep them, and you, out of harm’s way,” Rich Beausoleil, WDFW statewide bear and cougar specialist, is quoted as saying in the memo. More