Ben used to be an archery target behind a home in Colorado. I say "used to" in past tense because Ben the bear archery target was completely taken apart by a real bear as a security camera video shows.
It's vital to do everything you can to stay at least 100 yards away from larger and more dangerous wildlife in Yellowstone. But, what do you do when you have a surprise up-close encounter? A veteran hiker in Yellowstone just had this happen and made lifesaving decisions that all of us can learn from.