Heading into grizzly country this summer?  Don't forget your bear spray!  BYU Bear biologist Tom Smith reviewed 71 cases of bear pepper spray use in dangerous encounters, and concluded that bear spray was effective 92 percent of the time. 



We work with hunters, outfitters, land managers,

and hikers to prevent grizzlies from getting unnatural

meals at backcountry camps, and to keep people

safe from dangerous encounters. 


A Bear Pole, keeping attractants out of grizzlies' reach, southwest Montana


If bears don’t come looking for food around camps and developed areas, both people and bears are a lot safer.


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