Reminder: Bears Can Climb (hang food bags high)!

It’s crazy how far a bear will go to get a snack in this video. With spring in the air and bears emerging hungry from their dens, now is a great time to remember that black bears are really good climbers!

This video from last year shows the lengths a black bear will go to grab a snack. This guy’s rope-scaling abilities are really impressive, so keep it in mind the next time you hang your bear pack. —Sean McCoy


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Managing Editor Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in Denver, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.