start carrying some bear spray!
Maybe on a bluff? Don't work on for-real's charges. Spray won't stop a momma-bear intent on gettin' some. Bullets do-..... sometimes.
I suggest practice with a non-jacketed bronze or HC WC.
I've carried spray in places that won't allow sidearms. Was better off with a Buck knife and a spear. Some newbs even sprayed it on their clothes as a 'repellent'. We jokingly refered to that as 'salsa'. I won't even go into bear country anymore if I can't pack my Alaskan. Seen what 'they' can do.
Some more advice- never remove your gunbelt, for any reason. The second your FA is out of reach is usually when the fur hit's the fan.