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A 30% heat failure rate in pepper spray products was reported by the University of Utah in its Quantitative Analysis of Capsaicinoids in Fresh Peppers, Oleoresin Capsicum and Pepper Spray Products, owing to  the industry’s “few, if any, analytical measures to determine the concentration of active ingredients in the product and to ensure consistent chemical composition.” 100% dependability when it comes to maximum heat is extremely important, particularly when it comes to bear spray - which is approximately 40% stronger than human defence pepper spray and approximately 84% stronger than dog deterrent pepper spray.  The producers of Frontiersman and SABRE...

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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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Large grizzly bear follows hikers down trail in Banff National Park COLETTE DERWORIZ, CALGARY HERALDMore from Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald Published on: July 5, 2016 | Last Updated: July 6, 2016 8:56 AM MDT Bourgeau Lake from the trail to Harvey Pass in Banff National Park in July 2013. COLETTE DERWORIZ SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT A warning is in place on Bourgeau Lake Trail in Banff National Park after a large grizzly bear followed two hikers down the trail — even as they added other hikers. On Sunday afternoon, two people ran into the bear at Harvey Pass while they were hiking. “They surprised the bear,” said Bill...

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Wildlife managers warn of off-leash behaviour Dog owners are being warned to keep dogs on leash at all times in a bid to protect treasured wildlife. It’s required by law for dogs to be on leash in national and provincial parks, but officials with both Parks Canada and Alberta Parks and Environment say it’s an ongoing battle to try to get compliance on the issue. They say dogs can pose a threat to wildlife like bears and wolves, especially younger animals, and an encounter with wildlife can prove dangerous, potentially deadly, to dogs and their owners as well. “At this...

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Wolves in Banff prompt concern after getting close to people in popular areas COLETTE DERWORIZ, CALGARY HERALDMore from Colette Derworiz, Calgary Herald Published on: April 4, 2016 | Last Updated: April 5, 2016 12:36 PM MDT A wolf pack around the Banff townsite last summer. AMAR ATHWAL / CALGARY HERALD ARCHIVES SHAREADJUSTCOMMENTPRINT A well-known pack of wolves in Banff National Park was spotted by hikers on Tunnel Mountain, followed a person walking a dog along the Bow River and loped alongside a cyclist on the Bow Valley Parkway. The incidents, which have occurred in the past few weeks, have prompted a warning from wildlife officials. “There...

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