Is bear spray dangerous?

Bear spray won’t permanently harm bears, people or other animals when used according to directions. Don’t play around with bear spray; bear spray travels at more than 70 mph and at very close [...]

Is bear spray just for grizzly bears?

No. Bear spray is equally effective at deterring black bears. Bear spray affects the mucous membranes and may also successfully deter aggressive domestic dogs and other mammals, including moose, [...]

Where do I buy bear spray?

Bear spray is widely available from mass market retailers, outdoor and sporting goods stores, and is often found in many other outlets in grizzly country. You may find a greater variety of brands [...]

How do I know it is genuine bear spray?

Canisters labeled pepper spray or personal defense spray may not have the correct concentration of ingredients that makes bear spray so effective. Instead, look for canisters marked “Bear Spray” [...]

What is bear spray?

Bear spray is a powerful aerosol made from extremely hot capsaicin and capsaicin derivatives (the same compound that makes hot peppers “hot”) specifically concentrated and formulated [...]