Sadly from all my experiences with day hikers and tourists alike nothing will change. People are so stupid the police would find selfies with a grizzly on their cell phone moments before they were mauled to death.
I have a story from Yellowstone I was fifteen at the time laying on a log and taking a break from running around. I didn't realize there were bison near by and a young bison (calf?) came over curious to see what I was. My first thought was to move but when I did the larger bison 20 or so feet away made an aggressive stance so I stayed still sitting on that log. The young bison was very curious as they hung their head in lap and licked across my shirt I thought it was one of those rare and beautiful moments but in hindsight that particular group of bison were most likely hand fed by someone. Once the young bison lost interest and moved away I quickly backed up over the log and headed back. I always take precautions when going out in nature just as many precautions as going out into the city. But ever since that event I've certainly kept a better situational awareness.
It's a shame both the mother and Cubs are to be killed. I read in one story that they gotta kill the Cubs too since they were involved on feeding on human or some nonsense like that. Fear of a bear growing a taste for human I guess?
"Take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field.
We advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on
their clothing so as not to startle the bears that aren't
expecting them. We also advise outdoorsmen to carry
pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a
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 poop. Black bear poop
is smaller and contains a lot of berry seeds and squirrel fur.
Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray."
Edited by C.FiberglassFreedom, 14 August 2015 - 02:36 AM.