This editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Our bears are busy fattening up for the winter, which isn’t too far away. Humans need to be careful about inadvertently helping them pack on the calories by leaving garbage, dog food or other edibles out where bears can find it.
But that’s only one part of the rule book for living with grizzlies and black bears. The other part is about knowing how to behave in the presence of a bear.