I just saw that over three-quarters of a million people visited Yellowstone Park last month. That’s a lot of people. This is peak vacation time for both of our national parks.  With all  those people comes increased chances of bear encounters. The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Department has some very good advice to avoid situations like that. Yellowstone is my favorite of the two parks and I’ve visited there often. I’ve spotted grizzlies twice and black bears numerous times. All from a respectful safe distance.