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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 4-10 m (13-30 feet) depending on wind & weather Spray using both hands, following manufacturers directions Aim directly in front of the bear’s head and a little downward If the...

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  From WildSmart on the Trail (click here to go to their website) Carry Bear Spray and Know How To Use It When recreating in bear country, your best strategy to avoid an encounter with a bear is to make lots of noise, stay in groupsand be alert for signs of bears in the area. Diggings, scat, visible tracks and overturned logs and rocks, are all early warning signs that bears are around. In most cases, bears will do their best to avoid people. Most encounters happen because bears are surprised by people, or they are defending their cubs or a kill. In...

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One Second Counts Bear Spray Cradle & Mounting System Turning Bear Safety into HABIT  “One Second Counts” Bear Spray Cradle consists of two parts.  The Cradle into which the 225g bear spray can snaps. The  Mount  that attaches to many different locations creating versatility, reliability and comfort with 16 different positions. This hard shell Cradle (holster) has "One Second"  deployment using compression fit technology.  Creating ease of access to your bear spray and  secured in place until the “second” you need it.     <<First Name>>, we are excited to announce that the One Second Counts Bear Spray Cradle is now available...

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View this email in your browser Welcome to One Second Counts.  We are super stoked to be heading into our second year with Chris Birch of Kodiak Wildlife Products. Bringing our Bear Spray Cradle & Mounting Systems to the outdoor enthusiasts.  We had a soft opening last year and listened to the feedback from many of you so we are super excited to announce that the Bear Spray Cradle & Mounting Systems will be coming to you now fully assembled.  Easier for your staff and the client to experience the compression fit technology that keeps your bear spray safely secured...

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The Boss is back.  Click here for this full article by Rocky Mountain Outlook. Bear 122, the dominant male grizzly of the area, was spotted along Bow Valley Parkway near Castle Mountain on Wednesday (March 22) – the first confirmed grizzly bear sighting of the year in Banff National Park. Each spring, he typically first heads to the train tracks in search of grain and animal carcasses. He was reported to look to be in good shape. The first signs of bears out in Kananaskis Country were reported four days earlier, when bear tracks were spotted at the golf course...

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