Unfortunately people are more active after each release, and more so within the Subreddit. Another large factor is about 50% of Wayward players are Japanese, and 25% are Russian. I simplified that ratio a bit, but, a lot of Wayward players are non-english speakers.
The bears will eventually get tired and leave you alone for good, as long as they are out of screen. That might be a little hard in your situation though. I would suggest lots of rocks and projectiles and hurt them at a distance if you can’t take them on melee.