In this video, I’ll share some general principles about how to manage wildlife encounters, plus some perspectives based on my own encounters with wild animals in the backcountry.
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I include an overview of some guiding principles that you can use to help manage wildlife encounters, including avoidance, disengagement, and de-escalation. There is an infinite number of animals you can encounter in the wild, and I specifically discuss the following:
- Grizzly & black bears
- Moose, elk and deer
- Mountain Lion
- Bighorn Sheep
- Cattle & sheep
- Wild horses
Some other principles discussed include:
- Surprise vs. defensive vs. predatory encounters
- Distancing recommendations