KATMAI N.P., ALASKA - A fatal bear attack that left two people and two bears dead at Katmai National Park and Preserve.
Timothy Treadwell, 46, and Amie Hugenard, 37, of Malibu, California, died in early October 2003 on a camping and
bear-watching trip at a lake adjacent to Kaflia Bay, on Katmai's outer coast. One or more bears, drawn to the remote
wilderness area because of salmon in the lake, mauled the travelers to death. While investigating the incident, Park Service
staff, in self-defense, shot and killed two charging brown bears.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge - An Anchorage attorney and his retired schoolteacher wife, both cautious veterans of
the Alaska wilderness, were identified Monday as the victims of a rare, unprovoked attack by a predatory grizzly bear in the
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, state and local officials said. Richard and Katherine Huffman were killed over the weekend in
their tent while camping along the Hulahula River near the end of a two-week wilderness float trip by inflatable kayak. Alaska
Department of Fish and Game officials who investigated the scene said the Huffmans appeared to have set up camp
carefully, storing their food in bear-proof containers far from their tent. "All the indications now are it was a predatory attack.
It just hardly ever happens," Fish and Game spokesman Bruce Bartley said. "Even more baffling is that these people had
taken all the precautions." A gun was found in the camp, troopers said It had not been fired.
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If you live or recreate in bear country you are bound to have an encounter with a bear. Why let that
encounter be controlled by the bear?  A nosy bear can cost you a lot. That once in a lift time hunt. Your
expensive gear. Your very expensive bush plane or raft. Not to mention what happened to the two couples in
the above articles from the Anchorage Daily News. If they would have had an electric bear fence around their
camp they would most likely still be alive today.

About 1 out of 10 people in Alaska have an encounter with a bear. It may have only been a brief sighting of a
bear close to your camp and for the rest of the night you are waking up thinking you heard something out
there and by morning your good night sleep wasn't so good. Or maybe you were flown out to a remote
hunting site for a 10 day hunt and on day 3 when you were out hunting. A brownie came visiting your camp,
ripped a hole in your $700 tent, drug all of your gear out ripping cloths sleeping bags and air mats. Just trying
to find that candy bar wrapper you left in your pants pocket from the day before. The bear also found your
food container and devoured it all. Your hunting trip is now over and your survival trip has began, until you
can flag a plane down or your carrier comes to get you seven days later. Even worse you could have been in
the tent when the bear came in.

I hear story's like those mentioned above all the time. I ask the question again a little different. Why not
control the next encounter with a bear?

I've yet to meet a person that didn't worry, or at least harbor some concerns, regarding bears and bear
encounters.  Bears exist in nearly every corner of Alaska and the extremely rare - yet highly publicized - bear
attacks remind us just how wild Alaska can be.  But bears should prevent no one from being out in the
wilderness.  What concerns some most however, is camping.  No one wants to be sound asleep in a tent
when a curious bear pokes around camp.  Nor is there any reason for bears to be able to approach your
camp at night.  Electric fencing, now lighter and more economical than ever, can dissuade curious bears from
approaching your camp, thus allowing you to sleep safely and soundly.  

Sometimes people openly ask "are you that afraid of bears that you need a fence?"  I turn the question
around and ask "are you willing to allow a bear to determine when your trip is over? Because that is precisely
what will happen if you camp in some areas where bear numbers are high."

Bears that destroy camps and equipment aren't being aggressive.  Usually they're just being bears.  They
ask questions with their jaws and claws.

If more bear fences are used, over time this will teach bears to avoid camps and equipment all together. Bear
trainers say that you don’t have to teach bears twice. This is a pro-active stance in preventing camps and
equipment destruction by training bears to avoid them.

A portable electric fence system (bear fence) can protect more than just your camp. How about the bush
plane, power boat, 4 wheeler, rubber raft, trophy game kill site or your meat pole site.

The Electro Bear Guard portable electric bear fence covers an area up to 3000 square
feet (50’ x 60’). Comes in a carry bag and weighs 18 lbs. Click on the Product button
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We have developed an Ultra light weight electric bear fence that weights
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