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Bear spray – carry it, know how to use it


Last updated 9/24/2020 at 9:59am

By Fish, Wildlife and Parks

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee recommends the use of bear spray and urges hunters to learn other bear-aware safety measures.

Hunters in bear country need to:

• stay alert and look for bear sign

• carry bear spray and know how to use it,

• hunt with a partner, leave detailed plans with someone and check-in periodically,

• pay attention to fresh bear sign. Look for bear tracks, scat, and concentrations of natural foods,

• use caution when hunting areas that have evidence of bear activity or areas with scavenging birds such as magpies, raven...

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