Partnership position advances bear education in southwest Montana

by Marina Richie The grizzly rolls toward five people pointing training (inert) bear spray canisters at the bear. They press their triggers down for two full seconds, while onlookers cheer them on. Danielle Oyler is pleased. “Most people follow directions and spray the two seconds and then stop,” she says. “Some do discharge the whole […]

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Use a Refill Device for Practice Bear Spray Canisters

Why Use a Refill Device for Practice Bear Spray Canisters? Practice Makes Perfect! Bear spray can save lives. Practicing with inert bear spray gives people in bear country a safe way to train for a potential charge. The dilemma is the cost of buying multiple cans of inert bear spray (ranging from $15-$25 per can). […]

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Yellowstone National Park wants you to carry bear spray

May 25, 2016 Yellowstone National Park wants to increase the number of people carrying bear spray through a new engaging, celebrity-filled campaign called “A Bear Doesn’t Care.” Whether you are a hiker, backpacker, angler, photographer, wolf watcher or geyser gazer, the campaign encourages you to carry bear spray – no excuses! “A bear doesn’t care […]

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Bear Spray Recycling

Photo courtesy of Yellowstone Park Foundation Innovative program covers Greater Yellowstone area and Glacier National Park What do you do with an expired bear spray? What if you have sprayed part or all of a canister?  Are you about to board an airplane and need to dispose of a can?  Should you throw away a training spray […]

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Information Media

PRINTED MEDIA IGBC Bear Spray Brochure-Print Your Own The IGBC Bear Spray Brochure has been removed for updating and reprinting. Please check back to this website after June 15, 2017. “Staying Safe Around Bears” Coloring & Activity Booklet–Print Your Own In 2015, the IGBC sponsored the development of “Staying Safe Around Bears,” a coloring and […]

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Hunters

Bear Spray Demonstration for Hunters Craig Boddington, hunter journalist, demonstrates how and why hunters should use bear spray while they’re afield in bear country. 1-minute bear spray training video Tips for Elk Hunters in Grizzly Country As a hunter in the fall in grizzly country, you have a higher chance than hikers and other visitors […]

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Bear Spray

Bear Spray is Effective 30-second public service announcement for bear spray by Craig Boddington. If you’d like to broadcast the PSA on television, please contact the IGBC. Bear Spray FAQs For Bear Spray to be Effective, You Must be Prepared BEFORE YOU GO OUTDOORS IN GRIZZLY COUNTRY… Every person in your party should carry his or her […]

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