I have been learning a lot about bears:
1. Black bears have pointy ears.
2. Grizzly bears have rounded ears.
3. Polar bears hunt humans.
Given my current location I have I decided that:
1. I'd rather be face to face with a grizzly bear rather than a fugitive and his fiance/cousin.
2. I'd rather be face to face with a fugitive and his fiance/cousin than a polar bear.
And now it's time to get back to life on the ranch/forest/Canadian border.