northernbcer, I stand behind my statement that 99.9% of bear-human ancounters end safely. That would still leave one encounter in a thousand that did not end safely. If you have any reliable information that disputes this, I will retract it.

Even if there were a 500% increase in the base number of bear attacks, that increase would barely budge the ratio of safe encounters to attacks.

That much said, I would be happy to read the book. Any bear attack is serious business.