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Aware of the Bear Presentation

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Have you ever wandered through the peaceful woods and wondered to yourself, "what would I do if I met a bear?" This question has kept many people from enjoying the mountain and wilderness areas.

While bear are elusive creatures, not knowing how to handle a bear encounter has kept many people away from areas that are known for their bear sightings.

After 100 hours of research and discussion with the New Hampshire Division of Fish and Game and Bear Aware of Canada, Jackie Stetser has created the 90 minute multimedia presentation, "Aware of the Bear".

This presentation deals primarily with the Black Bear of the Eastern U.S. Ms. Stetser and her husband John are presenters at the Appalachian Mountain Club's Highland Center in Bretton Woods, NH.
Photos by Bear
Tom Sears Photography.
For more information about presentations, please contact me at

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SPARKLE1908 12/29/2012 6:01PM


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KATI5668 12/29/2012 1:46PM

    Super ..thanks for sharing...great !!

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LYNNWILK2 12/29/2012 1:28PM

    great blog on awareness of surrounding habitats we could be invading upon when hiking or walking. The images are beautiful, but I would definitely want to be aware of the bear...

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HOUNDLOVER1 12/29/2012 12:05PM

    Great blog and great pics. We live in an area of the country, Pacific Northwest, where the primary danger are Grizzlies, Moose and Cougars. Black bears are only considered dangerous when they are surprised while they have cubs. Most people are pretty knowledgeable about keeping their foods locked away from bears when camping.

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JUSTDOINGIT101 12/29/2012 12:04PM

    Very wise of you, and caring and loving to the bears . Here in Colorado we have many of them, and where I live -- close to a wilderness -- they have access to my forested back yard and eat the fruit off the many appricot, apple, chokecherry and oaks-with-acorn trees, and I've taken many a picture from inside my cabin watching them. They are beautiful creatures for sure and for certain.

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YOYONOMORE1 12/29/2012 9:32AM

    What a nice blog and great pictures. It's nice you want to inform people so they can go out and enjoy nature and know what to do if they did encounter a bear. Have a beautiful day.


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1CRAZYDOG 12/29/2012 9:04AM

    How wonderful! Bear are such beautiful, proud animals. My son has seen polar bears up in his neck of the woods in Fairbanks, AK (now I can't remember if it was in Fairbanks itself or when they were on maneuvers outside of Fairbanks.)

HUGS and wishing you and your family a beautiful New Year filled with blessings and abundance.

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BAKER1009 12/29/2012 9:02AM

    Very cool!

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PYNETREE 12/29/2012 8:16AM

    Very early one morning, up at camp, a PA Black Bear walked thru our camp site..leaned into the side of the he was testing it..then walked around the area, gave me a long look..and walked off into the brush. Scared me! I had the camera in my pocket..never gave a thought to a I ended up with one of it's back, as it casually strolled out of our campsite.

Thanks for sharing link and pictures.

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JSTETSER 12/29/2012 8:13AM

    I hope to give more presentations this summer. John and I are willing to travel to give them

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GAMMY98 12/29/2012 8:03AM

    This is a very nice blog. when I am walking through the woods I always look for a bear to get a picture. I actually had a black bear walk right onto my campsite a few years ago and I was so excited I forgot to pick up the camera and get a picture. I just knew I needed to stay calm. It was very funny he was as shock to see me as I was him. emoticon

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DOVESEYES 12/29/2012 7:09AM

    How beautiful they are good for you making it to aid people.

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