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Tue., Sept. 25, 2012, 1:29 p.m.

Bears Hanging Out Near Hayden Lake

A black bear sow and her cub have been frequenting the English Point recreation trail near Hayden Lake, Forest Services officials say. No reports of aggressive behavior from the bears have been received at the Panhandle National Forests headquarters in Coeur d'Alene, “but it remains important for the public to exercise caution and give the bears plenty of space to ensure future bear encounters are uneventful,” said Jason Kirchner, forest public affairs officer. “Bear sightings are not unusual but due to the unpredictable nature of bears the public needs to understand that some caution should be taken whenever they are in bear country,” said Coeur d’Alene River District Ranger Chad Hudson/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors blog. More here.

Question: Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear sow and cubs in the wild?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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