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Friday, August 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Free bear spray training offered

Chuck Bartlebaugh of the Be Bear Aware Campaign uses mounted bear props to demonstrate the use of bear spray and the 30-foot range. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
Chuck Bartlebaugh of the Be Bear Aware Campaign uses mounted bear props to demonstrate the use of bear spray and the 30-foot range. (Rich Landers / The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

The Washington Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers is hosting a free bear spray training course on Aug. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

BHA members (current and new) get a free can of bear spray while supplies last. The training will be held at Big Barn Brewing Co. & Bodacious Berries Fruits and Brews at 16004 N Applewood Lane, Mead.

BHA Chapter leader and Kalispel Tribal biologist Bart George will present on bear identification, biology and share tips for hunters. Mike Jensen of Pend Oreille County Search and Rescue will follow with a talk about bear spray safety and first aid.

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