In the Alaskan tourist shops they sell these signs...
Wear a 'bear bell' so the bear can hear you approach.
Watch for bear sign.
Black bear poop has berry seeds, feathers, and rodent hair in it.
Grizzly bear poop has 'bear bells' in it.
I am not afraid of black bear, within reason,
and actually ate a fish dinner below one in a tree watching us eat.
(have a pic, can't find it)
And took a nap on a 100' wide x half-mile long peninsulla in the QC bush, with one close by.
(woman I am still married to didn't get any sleep at the time)Can
find that pic, just before my nap, with a severely smashed toe and pain makes me sleep easier, FYI.
I got a hair cut since then, also FYI.