Due to the frequency of human/bear encounters, the B.C. Fish and Wildlife Branch is advising hikers, hunters, fishermen and any persons who use the out of doors in a recreational or work related function to take extra precautions whilst out in the field.
We advise the outdoorsmen to wear little noisy bells on their clothing so as to give advance warning to any bears that might be close by, so you don't take them by surprise.
We also advise anyone using the out of doors to carry "pepper spray" with them in case of an encounter with a bear. Outdoorsmen should also be on the watch for fresh bear activity and be able to tell the difference between black bear droppings and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain lots of berries and squirrell fur. Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in and smell like pepper.