Warning: Sad story follows.
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=1363845An 11 yr old boy was dragged from his family's tent and killed by a black bear. At about 11:00 last night, he was with his mother, stepfather and 6-year-old brother in a cabin tent that has multiple rooms. The bear clawed through the tent and dragged the boy out in his sleeping bag. 2 hours later, the boy's body was found about 300 yards from the tent.
The Forest Service recommends anything but a gun.