In the mountains of Montana, a golf course had bears in the surrounding forest. Because the bears would often wander out on the course, the department of Fish and Wildlife was invited to speak to the members. During this meeting the game warden gave the following advice:

1. Wear noise producing devices such as little bells on your clothing to alert bears to your presence. They should not be startled.

2. Carry a can of pepper spray in case of an encounter with a bear.

3. Watch for signs of bear activity.

4. Golfers should learn to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear droppings on the golf course. Black bear droppings are small and contain berries and possibly squirrel fur. Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper spray.

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