Bear Safety

Photo of Black BearThe Shoshone National Forest is home to both grizzy and black bears. Please educate yourself about bears and what precautions are necessary when recreating in bear country.

Properly Storing Attractants in Bear Country offers guidance for safe camping and hiking in the front country and the back country.

Methods to Hang Food is an illustrated document that describes how to keep attractants away from bears.

Shoshone National Forest Special Order for food storage

A Special Order that requires all food and other attractants to be stored unavailable to bears on the Shoshone and the Bridger-Teton National Forests is currently in effect. All food and attractants, pop, beer, canned goods, toothpaste, lip balm, game meat, garbage, dog food, livestock feed, etc. need to be suspended at least 10 feet high and 4 feet from a post or tree or stored inside a vehicle, bear-resistant container, or hard-sided trailer. Please contact the nearest ranger district office for more information. View the Special Order (16-001).

Links to other sources of information about bears





https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shoshone/learning/safety-ethics/?cid=STELPRDB5357442