This is just a friendly reminder that this interview with Mr. Bartlebaugh is (c) 2016, James Morrissey and the Nature, Wildlife and Pet Photography Forum. It cannot be used, in whole or in part, without this writer's explicit written permission.

Also, as a cautionary legal reminder as James Morrissey and the NWP Photo Forum does not get sued, please remember that bears are wild animals and must always be approached with extreme caution. The advice that Mr. Bartlebaugh gives must be viewed secondary to any rules that are provided by the specific park/community you are in.

My thanks to my friend, Richard Strange, for sharing his photo of two bears being harassed by some people who were attempting to photograph with their cell phones.

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