Still, when hunting season falls in bear territory, you can make some efforts to avoid an unpleasant bear encounter. Don’t move with stealth until you’re actually in your proposed hunting area, and when possible, hunt with a buddy or bring a group of friends along. In two of the Montana attacks, hunters acted as a team to survive the attacks. There’s safety in numbers, and a group naturally makes more noise (even when trying to move quietly). A group also produces more scent, which may signal to the bear that it’s time to move out before he or she ever sees or hears your group.