The IGBC website provides a list of approved bear-resistant products that are manufactured commercially. Can products not commercially available (i.e., homemade) also be approved as bear-resistant by the IGBC?

Yes. The IGBC offers courtesy inspections for homemade products made for personal use. This is a visual inspection and is made on a limited and case-by-case basis. Please contact the IGBC ( or the US Forest Service (406-329-3664) for information about courtesy inspections.

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