Alert for prevention of bodily harm by black bears


Beware of summer bears!

In summer, there is less food in the mountains.
 At this time of the year, bears are in the mountains to feed on fruits such as cherries and mulberry, as well as ants and bees, many of which are present at any one time.
 The insects feed on social insects, which are able to eat a variety of insects. Especially in late summer, it is an off-season
 To appear near human settlements and cause damage to crops as food is scarce during the year
 There are

Summer is the mating season for black bears.
 June through August is the mating season for bears. Normally, bears are solitary, but in the o
 The cubs and females spend most of their time together. In addition, cubs of one to two years of age are separated from their mother bears and
 Start living in the city.

In summer, young individuals are active at low elevations near human settlements.
 Some bears (mostly adult males) climb mountains and live at high altitudes to feed on alpine vegetation
 Relatively young individuals, on the other hand, avoid bears that climb mountains and are more likely to be found at lower elevations.
 These bears are also more likely to approach human settlements.

To avoid encountering bears, please take the following precautions
◇ Carry bear repellent bells, radios, whistles, etc.
 Bears have a superior sense of hearing and smell to humans. Bears that sense the presence of humans will avoid them on their own.
 Be sure to sound a bear-evading bell, radio, whistle, or other sound-emitting object while you are in the area.
◇ Avoid morning and evening activities, and have more than one person
 Bears are active in the morning and evening. Avoid entering the mountains during these times. Also 1
 Act with more than one person.
Check your surroundings as you move.
 When traveling along a mountain stream for fishing or camping, the sound of the water keeps bears and people from noticing each other,
 Be aware that you may be approaching an unexpected distance.
Stay away from areas with bears.
 The mountains are a habitat for bears, and they can be anywhere. Finding bear tracks, scat, etc.
 If you see a large number of people, turn around and go back without going any closer.
Leave when you see a cub.
 A mother bear is always near her cubs. Mother bears may attack people to protect their cubs.
 If you see a bear cub, leave it gently. If you see a bear cub, leave it gently.

Measures to keep bears away from villages
 Electric fences around fields and orchards where corn, prunes, peaches, etc. are grown.
 Take measures to keep bears away by installing them or mowing down yabbies in advance.
 Food scraps are also food for bears. Once baited, they become attached to the area, and people
 The possibility of personal injury is increased, for example, by no longer being afraid of being found by the

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Karuizawa Town Hall, Environment Division, Wildlife Control Section: 0267-45-8556
Nagano Prefecture Tourism Department, Mountain Highlands Tourism Division: 026-235-7251
NPO Piccio: 0267-46-3818 or 090-3585-9763

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