I am having a record year for bear encounters and was wondering how many bear encounters people have this year so far?
I have seen 6 and 2 cubs so far. 2 while hunting earlier in the spring, one with 2 cubs. Last weekend me and some friends went fishing up Slough Creek in YNP which is bear infested. We saw 2 which we thought were griz. One on the way in and one on the way out. Both with in about 80 yds. This past weekend, Sat (Jul 25) I was walking back into the Yellowstone area South of Tower Falls with my head down watching the trail. I saw a movement to my left, and looked up to see about a 200 lb blackie galloping past me about 20 yds away. Yesterday (the day after) I was back up in Slough Creek and saw a bear on the way out at the same spot as the previous week. It looked like the same bear. It finally moved off the trail and as I passed at about 60 yds I could see it didn't have a hump or dish shaped face but pefect blonde griz hair color. So I think it was probably a black.
Who else has had bear encounters? How many and what were they like?