While hunting for deer opening day of 2015 my father and I had the “opportunity” to meet a grizzly up close and personal. We both had our Counter Assault Bear Spray and our rifles but we didn’t have to use either. Fortunately we were making enough noise that he knew we were there long before […]
In 2014, Gary joined Counter Assault as Product Ambassador and Bear Education Specialist. Although he does conduct bear spray training for organizations and agencies, his focus is on bear education and avoidance to enable outdoor enthusiast to recreate safely and confidently in bear country. A nearly 30-year veteran with the National Park Service (NPS), and […]
Background: Fly rod in hand, John Vanden Bos was 45 minutes into a hike with his wife Lisa October 22, 2016 descending toward the Lamar River, Wyoming in steep, thick terrain when the brown blur came at him. It was a grizzly bear, unable to hear his approach, in the water munching on the remains of […]
Dear Counter Assault, I have a fun story to tell you about how tough your Bear Keg is. We own a brand new Toyota Prius and was driving on the freeway yesterday. There was a truck in from front of us and unfortunately a box fell out of the truck and struck our car. The […]
After 2 gruelling hikes on Thursday and Friday, Julie and I decided to do something a little more mellow on Saturday. She has never seen Violet Springs or Sulphur Mountain, so we headed towards Hayden Valley early Saturday a.m. The day was sunny and warm when we hit the Valley. I stopped at the turnout […]
Hi, I am writing to you to report that last week my friend and I were charged by a grizzly and her large cub, while hiking in the Lee Metcalfe Wilderness on our way to Hilgard Basin. I used my bear spray and it worked, immediately! Our encounter with the bear, was a spectacular example […]
“Although the best defense against a charging bison is to avoid situations that can agitate an animal to charge, Counter Assault proved an effective defense against charging bison.” – John Harris, Ladder Ranch, Caballo, New Mexico.
“Counter Assault has given us the best results.” – Dr. Charles Jonkel, Director, University of Montana Border Grizzly Project.
“The product is appealing to me because it is lightweight, easy to use, controllable, and most importantly, not lethal to the animal. For these reasons I will continue to have Counter Assault on hand during my excursions into the wilderness areas of North America.” – John Blaser, NY State Guide, Tuckahoe, NY.
“One alternative (to firearms) that’s gaining notoriety is to carry a holster of bear deterrent.The leading brand on the market – Counter Assault.” – Tod Wilkinson – Backpacker Magazine