After two fatal grizzly attacks this summer wildlife professionals are urging bear safety and awareness. While knowledge is paramount in preventing an attack, experts also highly recommend bear spray over firearms.
- According to one source, Steve Cain, the Grand Teton's chief biologist, “bear spray is the ‘one device proven most effective for repelling bears.’” It doesn’t stop there: “the Sierra Club and Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks say, ‘Unlike a gun, bear pepper spray does not have to be aimed precisely to stop a charging bear. The bear pepper spray makes a fog in the air, and when the spray hits the bear, it causes irritation in the eyes, nose, mouth, throat and lungs, temporarily disabling the bear. According to experts, there is no better way to stop an attack by an aggressive grizzly.’”Elsewhere the Idaho Fish and Game Department recommends hunters only "use a weapon on bears only if bear spray is unavailable”.
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