Bear Spray Required in Some Canadian National Parks

July 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Trail Boss News

Some Canadian National Parks are now requiring hikers to carry bear spray. They’ve also banned cycling and dogs during peak bear activity months. The law falls under their National Park Act, and fines could be as much as $25k for not carrying spray, though it’s hard to imagine them actually charging someone that much for not being properly equipped.

Is bear spray required in any U.S. National Parks? No but it is ok to carry the .44 magnum variety here which is much more effective.  Via Backcountry

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