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Camping in Bear Country

Camping 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.
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