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  Male vs Female bear
  Posted by: dsperkins on Jul-15-09 10:08 AM (EST)

If a female doesn't have cubs with it how can you tell if its a female vs a male?

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  male Bear V/S female
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-16-09 1:17 AM (EST)
Except with young bears a male bear usually has a broader head, and wider chest. I lived in Alaska for 10 years, and found that in the bush, bears (black & Brown) were least likely to stand their ground with humans. Around settlements, and rivers that are heavily fished by people they are less fearful of man, and even relate people to food. No food in tent, I usually hung my food in a tree 15 to 20 feet in the air. most of the bears in the bush will run from you even if they are fishing, but not always. had a friend that had a bear take his fish away deep in the bush.
  female bear id
  Posted by: old_user on Jul-18-09 8:09 AM (EST)
You'd only have to worry if the female had a cub. If not, you would react just as if its a male. The cub is usually not too far from the female and she would have obvious teets along the belly (of course, that's not easy to spot). She will definitely be protective right off the bat, however, if her cub is around.



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