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Old 01-04-2016   #1
 
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Bear Proof on the Smith starting 2016

For anyone who doesn't already know. Starting this year the Smith is requiring that food be stored in a bear rated cooler / container or have an electric fence around them. It would suck to get there and find out at the launch.

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Link to the new regs: http://stateparks.mt.gov/fwpDoc.html?id=71100

Link to IGBC Bear-resistant certified products: http://www.igbconline.org/images/pdf...ducts_List.pdf
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are no dry boxes considered bear resistant? or do you have to bring a second bear resistant cooler for dry foods too?
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Anyone ever do the "courtesy inspection" for homemade containers?
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are no dry boxes considered bear resistant? or do you have to bring a second bear resistant cooler for dry foods too?
RecreTec aluminum dry boxes are on the IGBC list.
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I think it is only containers that have food in them. Keep in mind that if you don't have 500 quid to lay down on a new cooler or drybox you can use a portable electric fence.

I heard a rumor that there is a board that makes up these new regs and many of the board membes are made up cooler reps. If it isn't a rumor I'm sure it is just a coincidence.
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Well, we did have a juvenile bear in camp when floated the Smith 3 years ago.
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Is there a reason that Engel's 65 quart cooler is rated, but their other sizes are not?
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Not saying it was you, El Flaco, but if people would pick up after themsevles and not leave shit out others wouldn't be penalized. It's BS that people neglect the rules in place and ruin it for everyone else.
We have floated the river every year for the past 7 years, sometimes twice a year, and never had a bear in camp.
Maybe they should monitor the river more, as we have only seen rangers come down once.
Pretty soon regulations will be more stringent.
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That bear smelled Flaco's feet and thought they were a couple of carp carcasses that someone tossed on the bank.
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