Aug 10 2012
Yesterday, a couple of articles cropped up about teaching bears to avoid humans and their dwellings. The first reports on the Montana-based Wind River Bear Institute and their Karelian bear dog program. The other discusses a training program in a rural district of the Florida panhandle, an area with a substantial black bear population. Two very different areas with similar bear problems.
Here are the links . . .
Aspiring filmmakers turn lenses on Karelian bear dogs for awareness — from the Missoulian
Bear hazing (Or how to chase a bear away and not get hurt) — from The Star, Port St. Joe, Florida