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  Very excited for the mental health and further enjoyment of the outdoors opening more parks will bring as Parks Canada continues to open more parks.  If you're wondering what parks are opening in your area, here's the full list of Parks across Canada.    Parks Canada Full List of Parks Reopening including special instructions Hotels in Banff, Alberta What's open in Banff, Alberta Be Outdoors.  Be Prepared.

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For those that are looking to the great outdoors for their mental health, remember to stay prepared while enjoying the outdoors.   What to do if you encounter a bear?   Defensive Encounter May occur when a bear is defending something such as cubs, its food source or if the bear is surprised by your presence.  Do not run Ready your bear spray Try to appear non-threatening, avoiding eye contact Talk in a calm voice Slowly move away without turning your back to the bear Use your bear spray if the bear comes within usable range of your bear spray (typically...

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COVID-19, Kodiak Wildlife, Outdoors -

COVID-19 update - Kodiak Wildlife Products

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Research on the effectiveness of Bear Spray vs. a Firearm in a Bear Encounter A study on the efficacy of bear deterrent spray was conducted in Alaska. 83 cases involving the use of bear spray in Alaska between 1985 and 2006 were analyzed. Results showed that in over 90% of close-range encounters with black and brown bears, spray stopped the bear’s undesirable behavior. Bear Spray Research on Effectiveness of Bear Spray Efficacy of Firearms in a Bear Encounter      

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Bear safety, How to be safe around bears, Wildlife Safety -

Here's a thorough read on how to be Safe Around Bears by Robert Brannon. This guide has everything you need to know about bear safety. Bears are beautiful animals, and it's an exciting experience to see one. But being around a bear can also be dangerous if you don't know what you're doing. When hiking or camping in bear country, there is a number of precautions that you can take to avoid unexpected bear encounters. And to be prepared to act if you find yourself in one. We gathered our information through interviewing wildlife experts, reading bear encounter guides, and...

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