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Use caution when hunting in grizzly bear country


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department urges hunters and other backcountry users to be cautious when recreating in bear country, and to carry and know how to use bear spray.

“As bears become more active and hunters begin to pursue game in the field, we want our recreationists to be ‘bear aware’,” said Dusty Lasseter, Bear Wise community coordinator for Game and Fish.

“As hunters, we do exactly the opposite of what we would have most recreationists do to avoid bear encounters,” Lasseter said. “Hunters typically move quietly, camouflage their bodies, mask their human scent, are ac...

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