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Don’t lose sleep over bear attacks — but maybe worry about bees and dogs

NORTH CASCADES PARK BACKPACKING – NEAR CHELAN – 080113
(photo used by permission of Steve Ringman)
A black bear that was hanging around our campsite, Fireweed, our first campsite from the Rainy Pass trailhead.

The Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife’s record of bear encounters lists 14 cases in which a person was injured and one death. Nationally, hornets, wasps and bees were responsible for 28% of animal-caused deaths, and dogs about 14%.

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A dandy sockeye caught in Baker Lake.

Baker Lake Sockeye Derby is July 29-31

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