It is available at the gift shops and most small grocery stores in and around the park.
Thank you very much!!!
They have a 2 for 1 package to save money. That's what we purchased. Didn't use it. Was happy about that and worth the money.
I checked with the PO in Whitefish and you can mail bear spray by ground back home to yourself if you live in the lower 48. Last year there were a couple of months there that the PO wouldn't accept bear spray. You need to let the PO know that it is bear spray.
As for bear bells there is some real question that they sound like little birds and actually attract bears. A couple of years ago GNP even printed on the entry give away pamphlet that bear bells didn't work.
Equally important is to make noise when you go around a blind corner! If you hear day - oh!
Then it's me coming around the mountain.
Also it is worse than useless to pack bear spray in your daypack.
montana slow hiker
How much does it cost?
Bear spray in the Park is about $50...
Are there "rules" for the best way to use bear spray? For example do you wait until the bear is charging, or do you use it if they just get close? Is it likely to make them mad and actually encourage an attack? We've been to Alaska, and hiked there without bear spray. We yelled "Hey Bear" all the time. I don't know what would have happened if we'd actually run into a bear though!!
See nps.gov/Yellowstone/naturescience/bear_spray. I googled using bear spray and this was one of the results in case the link does not work.Edited: 18 July 2013, 15:45