If you encounter a bear in Haliburton County the MNRF has released several tips of what you should do.

If the bear is not paying attention to you slowly and quietly back away while watching the bear to make sure it’s not following you.

The ministry says to never approach a wild bear.

If the bear obviously knows you are there, raise your arms to let it know you’re a human and make yourself look as big as possible.

Generally, the nosier a bear is the less dangerous it will be.

The MNRF also say if a bear huffs, pops its jaw or stomps its paws on the ground it wants you to back away and give it space.

(Written by: Rocco Frangione)