Handling Game Meat in Bear Country
When you kill a game animal in bear country, field dress the animal, quarter it if needed, and remove the carcass from the area as soon as possible.
- Separate the entrails “gut pile” from the carcass as soon as they are removed.
- Never leave a carcass or gut pile on or near a trail.
- Hang the carcass out of the reach of a bear (at least 10 feet up) if you must leave it.
- Always leave the carcass where you can see it from a distance and use special care when returning to it.