There are five large predators remaining in North America that pose a real threat to outdoor men and women who engaged in hunting, fishing, camping, or just enjoying the great outdoors. These big five predators are – Brown Bears, Black Bears, Mountain Lions, Wolves, and Alligators. There are preventative measures that outdoor enthusiast can employ to minimize a deadly encounter with a large predator. It starts with the knowledge of the risks that can be encountered, and the knowledge of the predator that poses the risk. It is as simple as being prepared and having a plan.