Black bears will run from you, unless they are rabid. A .357 Magnum with 158 grain SP bullets will deal with any errant ones nicely.
Black bears are the chihuahuas of the bear world.
Imported from the future in 1984. Returned to the past in 2007
Dear God, this is one of the dumbest ideas I've ever heard. It's got to rank right up there with CALEA. -Pepper45