Dr. Tom Smith is a professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he studies human-wildlife conflicts, particularly involving all three species of North American bears and mountain sheep. He also worked with the United States government in southwestern Alaska where he served from 1992-2006 as a research biologist for the National Park Service and USGS.Topics Richard and Dr. Smith discuss:• Precautions before entering bear country.• Bear Spray versus a gun• Grizzlies and brown bears• Black bears• Polar bears• A fed bear is a dead bear• How to avoid a bear attack• What to do if you're being mauled• Why you should never take a dog into bear country• Timothy Treadwell and Alaska• The importance of a peaceful coexistence with bearsAnd much more.*****This episode is brought to you by Kase Filters. I travel the world with my camera, and I can use any photography filters I like, and I've tried all of them, but in recent years I've landed on Kase Filters.Kase filters are made with premium materials, HD optical glass, shockproof, with zero color cast, round and square filter designs, magnetic systems, filter holders, adapters, step-up rings, and everything I need so I never miss a moment.And now, my listeners can get 10% off the Kase Filters Amazon page when they visit.beyondthelens.fm/kase and use coupon code BERNABE10Kase Filters, Capture with Confidence.
56. Dr. Tom Smith: How Not To Get Mauled By a Bear, Defensive Strategies, Safety, and Peaceful Coexistence