Glacier National Park wildlife encounter PSA
Glacier National Park wildlife encounter PSA

The folks from The Locations Unknown Podcast teamed up with a Glacier National Park ranger to deliver some important information about how to safely handle wildlife encounters while hiking through the picturesque confines of the park. While the advice delivered in this video is quite serious, there’s an undertone of humor that will hopefully help imbue some of this points into your subconscious so if you ever cross paths with some of the park’s resident animals (grizzly bears, mountain lions, goats, deer) you will know what to do.


Glacier provides a wonderful opportunity to view animals in their natural setting. Along with this opportunity comes a special obligation for park visitors. With just a little planning and forethought, visitors can help ensure the survival of a threatened or endangered species.

Always enjoy wildlife from the safety of your car or from a safe distance. Do not approach wildlife to take photographs. Every year visitors get too close to wildlife in order to get a picture. Sadly, injuries have occurred as a result. Use a telephoto lens instead. This will not only insure your safety, but the safety of the animal. And never approach a bear or get out of your car to get a picture of a bear.

Feeding, harassing, or molesting wildlife is strictly prohibited and subject to fine. Bears, mountain lions, goats, deer, or any other species of wildlife can present a real and painful threat, especially females with young.

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