HELENA – When it comes to deploying bear spray, it’s a simple process. Point and shoot.
But nothing is simple if you find yourself eye to eye with an angry grizzly, and that’s where FWP employees like Bill Cook come in. As a bear awareness instructor for Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, he knows what to do if you bump into a bruin, and being prepared starts before you hit the trail.
“The most important thing about using bear spray is to have it where you can actually get to it right away,” said Cook. “All too often, we see people carrying bear spray on their backpacks. That’s awkward in a surprise, frightening situation. You want to make sure you have it where you can get to it quickly. Probably on your hip or your chest.”
Read the rest of the story here. By: Andrew Curtis KPAX News