Spray Time Matters!

Follow the link below for a discussion on Spray Time To Live or Die in Grizzly Country “Scientists found that bear spray was 92 percent effective in deterring attacks from the three species of North American bears—brown, black and polar— in Alaska between 1985 and 2006; 98 percent of people carrying bear spray who got into close […]

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Bear Safe Food Storage

It is dangerous for bears to become used to human food. Many bears that have become habituated to human food can be traced back to a bear’s first encounter with improperly stored human food, trash, pet food, bird feeders, bar b ques etc… Adhering to guidelines for keeping bears from becoming habituated to human food […]

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Bear Spray on Airplanes

Is Counter Assault permitted on an airplane either in carry on or checked luggage? No, bear deterrent cannot be carried on an airplane or packed in your checked luggage because it is above the maximum size allowed.  FAA regulations do not allow transportation of more than 4 ounces of pepper spray packed in checked luggage. […]

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Learning some interesting facts

As a new member of the Counter Assault team, I have learned some very interesting facts. The first is that the members of the team are very knowledgeable and helpful. I have been lucky to find such a patient group of people. SOME INTERESTING FACTS:

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Spring Hiking in the Park

Glacier National Park offers some beautiful hiking opportunities. Spring has it’s own charm, vibrant colors, glistening snow melting and active wildlife. Although the Going-to-the-Sun road is currently only open to Lake McDonald Lodge, there are still trails that are open, a little snowy, but open.

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Expiration Dates for Bear Spray

Where do I find the expiration date on my bear spray canister? This is a very common question and a very good one. If you turn the canister so you are looking at the back, there is a diagram of proper usage and the expiration date is stamped perpendicular to the diagram. The product should be used […]

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Fisherman and wife halts and sprays griz — and it works.

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 […]

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