I will start this thread off with a couple of examples, but feel free to add your own ideas of what is fact or fiction regarding black bears.
Is human scent a deterrent or an attractant? Safe camping articles view human excrement as an attractant. Hunting articles generally favor concealing the human scent.
Black Bears try to avoid human contact? In relation to spot and stalk deer hunting is a bear more likely to flee like a deer, take cover, if it spots you in the woods stalking or is it more likely to see what you are? As soon as a coyote sees you move it is gone faster than you can blink. Does a bear vacate as fast? A deer will typically run 300-400 yards away before resuming normal browsing activity. How far will a bear attempt to plod out of range?
I know that a bear has a large home area, but does it continually move from area to area or does it follow the food and stay in a given area until that food source is gone? Grazer or browser?
Appreciate any opinions you may have.