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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.
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Tom Sears Photography.
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  • SPARKLE1908
    1397 days ago
  • KATI5668
    Super ..thanks for sharing...great !!
    1398 days ago
    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...
    1398 days ago
    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.
    1398 days ago
    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.
    1398 days ago
    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.

    1398 days ago
    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.
    1398 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    Very cool!
    1398 days ago
    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.
    1398 days ago
    I hope to give more presentations this summer. John and I are willing to travel to give them
    1398 days ago
  • GAMMY98
    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
    1398 days ago
    How beautiful they are good for you making it to aid people.
    1398 days ago
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