8.1 Oz. Counter Assault Bear Deterrent


A nearly 30-year veteran with the National Park Service (NPS), and recipient of the Yount Ranger of the Year Award in 2008 Gary retired in 2013 after serving as the District Ranger in Glacier National Park for 23 years.

Gary comments on the effectiveness of Counter Assault Bear Spray and importance of spray time.

Bushwacker, Backpack, and Supply Inc., dba Counter Assault was established in 1986 in Missoula, MT and is presently located in Kalispell, MT.

Counter Assault Bear Deterrent pepper spray was developed, in conjunction with the University Montana, as a means to protect people from bears in a non-lethal manner. In the early 1980s, Dr. Charles Jonkel and Carrie Hunt of the University of Montana Border Grizzly Project generated the scientific data that proved Counter Assault’s proprietary formula and delivery system successfully deterred bears from aggressive encounters in a non-lethal manner.


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