Pepper Spray Attracts Grizzlies
The following is a recent question asked of the Wyoming Game and Fish.

Question: "I fish and camp in areas frequented by grizzlies. Can I count on bear spray to deter bears?"

Pepper spray, which is sometimes referred to as bear spray, has a good track record of repelling bear attacks. Most bear experts think that your chances of avoiding injury are better with pepper spray than with a gun. It is recommended you get EPA-approved, larger canisters —10 ounces or more — which can be carried in a readily accessible holster.

Keep in mind the spray is to be used in event of an attack only. It is not to be used like insect repellant or to spray around a campsite to repel bears. There have been accounts of bears drawn to areas, after the fact, where pepper spray has been used.

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