The terror of being attacked by a bear is a nightmare for many outdoors people, and a lot of time is spent worrying and planning for it. We’ll put wildlife hazards in context. What should you know to be safe, how can you improve your chances, and why aren’t you thinking about all the other things that could get you, and that are a lot more common. Join host Charles Wohlforth and guests to discuss bears, moose and other backcountry hazards.
Video footage of a bear charge in Jasper National Park has racked up more than a half a million views on YouTube. Has this ever been you? Our experts have a couple pieces of useful advice to ensure safety in the backcountry.
HOST: Charles Wohlforth
- Paul Twardock, APU Outdoor Program
- Jessy Coltrane, Alaska Department of Fish and Game
- Dan Bigley, author, Beyond the Bear
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BROADCAST: Thursday, May 1, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AKDT
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