Every once in awhile black bears are found near campgrounds in the Bighorn National Forest.
"The bears are always a possibility in the Bighorns," said D'Ona Pierce, the Sibley Lake Campground hostess.
"There's not a whole lot of them, but they do seem to have a really good nose for food. They're kind of going down to lower elevations in search for food," said Warren Mischke, a public information specialist for Wyoming Game and Fish.
If you are out in the woods camping or hunting, the smart thing to do is take proper precautions, like bringing bear spray and cleaning up your campsite.
"The spray itself gets into the bear's eyes. It has trouble breathing and so it burns so bad that they will hopefully leave you alone at that time. Bears are getting ready to hibernate so they're looking for an easy food source. One of the easy food sources of course would be things that are left at a campsite," said Mischke.
"Just keep everything that they might get into and want to eat put away," said Pierce.
Pierce already has her camper out near Sibley Lake and she hopes the many incoming hunters take the same precautions she does because the campground will get crowded.
"Once rifle season opens, it's going to fill up," said Pierce.
Mischke says that hunters have the right to protect themselves and can shoot a bear if it is attacking them.