Stories tagged: bear spray
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho
I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Bear attack avoidance tips offered by biologist
Hikers in the Inland Northwest are in carnivore country and should think ahead to what they would do in a close encounter with a bear, wolf or mountain lion, says …
Sun., July 30, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Outdoors industry supports public lands in Salt Lake rally
Approximately 2,500 people marched in Salt Lake City Thursday to show support for federal public lands in a departing salvo from the Outdoor industry.
Sun., April 9, 2017, 5 a.m.
Out & About: Endangered Selkirk Mountain caribou dwindle to 11
About a dozen animals may be all that remains of the woodland caribou in the endangered Southern Selkirk herd that roams near the U.S.-Canada border, according to the Washington Department …
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations
Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 3:24 p.m.
Bear spray used in weekend assault near Post Falls
Bear spray was used in a assault near Post Falls early Saturday morning that left multiple people lying in the street, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 3:02 p.m.
Yellowstone urges tourists to carry bear spray, just in case
A new Yellowstone National Park campaign urging tourists to carry bear spray features celebrities like Bozeman climber Conrad Anker, whose feats include three Everest ascents.
Thu., March 12, 2015
Stuntman invents backpack to prevent bear maulings
It may sound contradictory, but the people taking the biggest risks are usually the most safety conscious. Take Billy Lucas. For 30 years, the 57-year-old former Marine has been a …
Thu., Sept. 27, 2012
Wolves alter field for hunts
While Idaho sportsmen will be hunting for wolves again this season, hunters in both Idaho and Washington will be hunting with wolves in the area. Either way, wolves have changed …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Police: Bear spray used in robberies
A man wanted in violation of his probation on a manslaughter conviction conducted three separate robberies by either threatening or spraying victims with a can of bear spray as he …
Sun., March 18, 2012, 7:32 a.m.
Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show
Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.