As with any wild game it is always best to be bear smart. At The Lodge at Panther River we have set out guidelines to keep our camp clean and free of bears. Some of these guidelines include, no garbage, food, or bacon grease is to be burnt in the fire pits, please do not leave food, garbage, or pet food out at night, no food coolers or garbage left in tents, do not cook in our outfitters tents. For more information of being bear smart please visit