Fact Sheet 2009-3018
A bear spray safety program for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) was officially initiated by the Firearms Safety Committee to address accident prevention and to promote personnel training in bear spray and its transportation, storage, and use for defense against wild animals. Bear spray is recognized as an effective tool that can prevent injury in a wild animal attack when used as part of a system including firearms, or used alone for those who choose not to carry a firearm.
First posted April 22, 2009
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Blome, C.D., and Kuzniar, R.L., 2009, Bear spray safety program: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2009–3018, 2 p.