We get black bears coming into town all the time too. I am not a fan of guns, but if I had to go up to mile 26 I would be taking a gun, not to shoot a bear, but to shoot up in the air to scare them. Even when I take Mindy for a walk in the park across from us I'm always cautious of bears.
If there aren't much berries in the bush at this time and there probably isn't as it is still very early in the season and a lack of rain, bears will be around looking for food.
The volunteers are opening cans of dog food and the smell is what is getting the dogs to come out of the bush. If a bear is in the area they would be coming out of the bush too to investigate and I know I wouldn't want to meet a black bear face to face!
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