In light of the rising frequency of human/grizzly bear conflicts, the Montana Dept of Fish and Game is advising hikers, hunters and fishermen to take precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field.
They advised that outdoorsmen should wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting them. They also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.
It is also a good idea to watch out for fresh signs of bear activity. Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between Black bear and Grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are smaller and contain lots of berry seed and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear droppings have little bells in them and smell like pepper.....
Need I say more. I hope you don't need to hunt down your Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner this week. Sometimes this holiday gets overlooked by the Chrstmas shopping pressures already bombarding us. Don't let it happen to you. Make sure you take some time to reflect on all the blessings God has provided for you this year. Use this weekend to enjoy and love your family and friends. Don't take ANYTHING for granted in your life. Be appreciative and thankful every day and you won't believe how it can adjust your attitude about life.
Happy Thanksgiving and God bless from Terry and Dan.