Andrew Schreiner, proprietor of Grizzly Outfitters, Big Sky’s outdoor shop, relates how folks will spend a considerable sum on raingear, jackets, packs and other gear for the mountains, but will balk at the $50 price for a can of bear spray, when it’s actually one of the most important pieces of equipment they can have …
Can I buy bear spray in Montana?
Pepper spray is LEGAL to buy, carry, use and ship to Montana. Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
How much should bear spray cost?
If you plan to spend multiple days in bear country, then you can purchase online a canister of bear spray, depending on the make and volume of bear spray deterrent, for somewhere between $30 to $60. It should be noted that the closer you get to the national park the cost of bear spray increases.
Do I need bear spray in Montana?
Do I really need bear spray? Yes. We highly suggest that visitors carry bear spray in the park as Glacier is home to the largest numbers of both grizzly and black bear in the lower 48.
Do you really need bear spray in Yellowstone?
Each and every spring season, bears in Yellowstone emerge from hibernation on a constant search for food. … If you are out hiking, whether it is a tenth of a mile or a backcountry adventure, it is essential to carry bear spray for your safety.
Can bear spray kill a human?
Is bear spray dangerous for humans? Bear spray can also harm humans. The Alaska Department for Fish and Game (ADFG) says bear spray can leave the canister at speeds of over 70 miles per hour and can cause permanent damage to people’s eyes.
Will bear spray stop a grizzly?
Like seatbelts, bear spray saves lives. But just as seatbelts don’t make driving off a bridge safe, bear spray is not a shield against deliberately seeking out or attracting a grizzly bear.
Will bear spray work on Cougars?
Bear spray works equally effectively on mountain lions. PEOPLE HAVE FENDED OFF MOUNTAIN LIONS WITH STICKS, ROCKS, EVEN A PEN.
What to do if you see a bear Montana?
If you see a bear, don’t run. Most of the time, the bear will run away from you. In the unlikely event that it does charge, stand your ground and don’t fire your bear spray until the bear is within 20 feet of you. Spray toward its feet, moving the can back and forth.
Should I hike without bear spray?
Avoid going off-trail in bear habitat. If you do go off-trail, be extra cautious when walking through shrubs and trees along shorelines, carry your bear spray and make lots of noise.