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Giving honey to a bear?

No, not a good idea at all. The bear is now used to people and food together and will seek people. This will not end well for the bear and may very not end well for the next people it encounters. &...
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Giving honey to a bear?

When the bear is actually dangerous is when it is angry or frightened, and if it is angry or frightened it won't care about your silly jar of honey. Dare I say you're thinking too much like a city ...
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Do black, brown/grizzly or polar bears ever prey on humans?

TLDR: While rare, it definitely happens. In fact the majority of people killed by black bears in North America were killed by aggressive bears not by say surprised bears or mothers defending their ...
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Giving honey to a bear?

There are some other good posts, but one thing I haven't seen brought up is that bears are thought to have the best sense of smell in the animal kingdom, possibly 7 times as good as a blood hound, ...
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

This is only a partial answer, and I don't feel comfortable citing the following source without permission. I e-mailed a highly condensed version of my question to a reputable guiding company ...
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

There are a number of circumstances where bear spray is at a disadvantage to firearms including environmental factors like wind, rain and cold temperatures. Know the product! Winds, rain, snow, ...
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How high need a concrete wall to be so bears can't climb it

The bear pit in Bern, Switzerland (Pinterest photo below) contains European brown bears and has concrete or smooth stone walls. Measuring the photo, the wall is about two times the height of the woman....
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Under what conditions can a guide be highly confident of protecting clients against brown bears without using firearms?

They might be confident to carry bear spray because it is the better and safer option than carrying a gun. This was discussed a bunch of times on TGO already, one example of it can be found in this ...
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