|Black Bear Tracks|
It's March and, while taking a solitary walk through the woods last weekend, it occurred to me that the black bears will be coming out of hibernation and it's time for a refresher on how to react to a confrontation with a bear. Click here and here for some excellent advice on this subject. I've come across several sources that suggest making direct eye contact with the bear. Further research reveals this to be poor advice. There's a difference between keeping an eye on the bear as you back off and staring him down (not wise!).