This weekend I was on the FT in Yates Marsh. The area doubles as a cattle ranch.
The herds of cattle did little more than idly watch us and none were close to the trail (except a few that crossed it ahead of us but kept going) so they were a non-issue.
But on the way back, we had a lone bull away from any of the herds that stared down the 4 of us and snorted at us a couple times as we passed by. He was off the trail itself and we gave him an wide berth, but it was an open field with no trees or fences between us and him nor even close enough to detour around.
I've heard cows can generally be persuaded to leave you alone with some waving and shouting. But besides giving them a wide berth, what's the best way to deal with a bull? And how should you react if he starts moving toward you (instead of just giving you the evil eye) or worse charges?