Bear spray, also called pepper spray or capsicum deterrent, is on the rise as an effective tool to minimize injury due to bear-human conflict.
In recent studies done in the wilds of alaska, the effectiveness of bear spray in repelling a bear attack showed that in all reported cases bear pepper spray proved to be nearly 100 percent effective.
When faced with a charging bear, spray your bear spray in a wide sweeping motion to create a cloud barrier between you and the charging animal. While avoidance is the most effective way to deal with a bear encounter, it is proven time and again that bear pepper spray saves lives.
The Bow Valley WildSmart Community program is a proactive conservation strategy that encourages efforts by communities to reduce negative human-wildlife interactions.
Their web site is loaded with information for the resident’s as well as those who want to come to the Bow Valley to play. Here you can find: Weekly Bear activity: Weekly Wildlife Activity: Bear Spray Training: Bear Safety: A Wildlife Workshop Series series with such persons as Dr Stephen Herrero:
LEARN the WildSmart Basics and visit their web site – Bow Valley WildSmart
Bears are naturally deterred when faced with the orange cloud caused when you discharge a can in front of a charging bear. The spray contains an invincible ultra hot 20% pepper mixture (which is the highest concentration) of any bear spray currently available today. It penetrates the mucus membranes of the animals eyes causing it to turn and retreat quickly.