THE BEAR ENCOUNTER SURVIVAL COURSE
The course material in this training program is based on the Instructor's 40 years of direct experience with bears and 20 years of research into bear attacks and human/bear conflict. This experience and research culminated in the publication of three books that contain the largest data-base of bear attacks and bear encounters, and provides a clear description of the genetic basis for bear aggressive behaviours. Between the 1980s and 1990s the number of bear attacks more than doubled in British Columbia and there have been many recent attacks in areas of North America where they rarely happened before. This is not a bear aware course; it is a human survival course.
Disclaimer: It is impossible to create an absolute set of rules for people who might encounter a dangerous wild animal. The principles presented here are intended as guidelines and there is no guarantee that this material will save you from injury or death caused by a dangerous wild animal.
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SECTION 1 Introduction
SECTION 2 The History and Behaviour of Bears
SECTION 3 Bear Avoidance
SECTION 4 Defence Strategies
SECTION 5 Pepper Spray Defence
SECTION 6 Firearms Defence
SECTION 7 Dogs and Bears
SECTION 8 Cougar Attacks
SECTION 9 Final Guidelines
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Grizzly Bears and Reality
Debunking Environmental Mythology
Sample quote from this paper:
"Even though it's important for communities to reduce unnatural attractants for bears, it's an absolute fallacy that we can live side by side with bears if people just do all the right things. Humans co-evolved with wolves and cougars as competitive predators. But we co-evolved with bears as adversaries—adversaries that both have high levels of aggression for defending offspring, food, and personal space.
Unlike true predators, bears require food items that include many types of human foods. It's rare to have a cougar or a wolf forage in a garbage can, but common for bears. As bears lose their fear of people, their behaviour is such that they will continue to expand and explore new areas of potential in their constant food search and with aggression, if necessary.
Humans are predatory omnivores, and bears are omnivoristic predators. We arrived at our similar evolutionary status from opposite directions. And unfortunately, our survival requirements overlap too much for us to get along well. Bear populations must be held in check by hunting and control-action kills."