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 […]
*Note: This article originally appeared in the September-October 2012 issue of Bugle, the bimonthly magazine of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and is reprinted here courtesy of Christine Paige and RMEF. by Christine Paige Want to live through a bear attack? Add a chemical weapon to your arsenal. On one of the last days of […]
Learn how to stay safe in bear country from myth-busting biologist Tom Smith. by Ted Alvarez In 21 years of studying human/bear encounters, Tom Smith estimates he’s seen hundreds of bruins of each species in the field. The former National Park Service research biologist in Alaska and current associate professor at Brigham Young University has […]
What you can do to increase your chances of surviving an encounter with the dangerous animal. Good Morning America has types and tricks for surviving and avoiding a brutal bear attack.