How Bear Protection Gear Works


Lots More Information

Related HowStuffWorks Articles

Sources

  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game. "The essentials for traveling in bear country." Division of Wildlife Conservation. Web. 9 Dec 2009. http://www.wc.adfg.state.ak.us/index.cfm?adfg=bears.bearfax
  • Gunther, Kerry et al. "Grizzly bear-human conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, 1992-2000." Ursus 15.1 (2004): 10-22. Web. 7 Dec 2009.http://www.bearbiology.com/fileadmin/tpl/Downloads/URSUS/Vol_15_1/Gunther_Haroldson_15_1_.pdf
  • Herrero, Stephen. Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. 2002. Print.
  • Jope, Katherine, and Bo Shelby. "Hiker behavior and the outcome of interactions with grizzly bears." Leisure Sciences 6.3 (1984): 257-70. Web. 8 Dec 2009. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content=a913128883&db=all
  • Lynch, Peter. "Project Grizzly" (1996) starring Troy Hurtubise.
  • Manning, Elizabeth. "Are bear bells worth a jingle?" Alaska.com (2009). Web. 09 Dec 2009. http://www.alaska.com/bears/story/1944.html
  • National Park Service. "Bears and food storage while backpacking." Yosemite National Park. Web. 16 Dec 2009. http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bearcanisters.htm
  • National Park Service. "Bear management." Nature and Science. Web. 8 Dec 2009. http://www.nps.gov/archive/seki/snrm/wildlife/food_storage.htm
  • National Park Service. "Electric fences in bear country." Web. 8 Dec 2009. http://www.nps.gov/kefj/parkmgmt/upload/Electric%20Fences%20in%20Bear%20Country%20s.pdf
  • National Park Service. "Firearms for personal protection." Alaska Public Lands Information Centers. Web. 15 Dec 2009. http://www.nps.gov/aplic/firearms.pdf
  • Rogers, Lynn. "Reactions of free-ranging black bears to capsaicin spray repellent." Wildlife Society Bulletin 12.1 (1984): 59-61. Web. 9 Dec 2009.http://www.jstor.org/pss/3781506
  • Self Defense Products. "Pepper spray." Web. 10 Dec 2009.http://www.selfdefenseproducts.com/Pepper-Spray-p-1-c-249.html
  • Sierra Interagency Black Bear Group. "Clever tricks black bears will perform to get your food." Food storage. http://www.sierrawildbear.gov/foodstorage/index.htm
  • Smith, Tom, and Stephen Herrero. "A century of bear-human conflict in Alaska: analyses and implications." Brown and black bear projects. 31 May 2007. Alaska Science Center - Biological Science Office, Web. 10 Dec 2009. http://www.absc.usgs.gov/research/brownbears/attacks/bear-human_conflicts.htm
  • Smith, Tom, Stephen Herrero, Terry Debruyn, and James Wilder. "Efficacy of bear deterrent spray in Alaska." Journal of Wildlife Management 72.3 (2008): 640-45. Web. 9 Dec 2009.http://www.polarbearsinternational.org/rsrc/scientists/bear_spray.pdf
  • Spencer, Rocky, Richard Beausoleil, and Donald Martorello. "How agencies respond to human-black bear conflicts: a survey of." Ursus 18.2 (2007): 217-29. Web. 6 Dec 2009. http://www.bearbiology.com/fileadmin/tpl/Downloads/URSUS/Vol_18/Ursus_18_2_Spencer_et_al.pdf
  • UDAP. "Bear spray specifications." Pepper Power Bear Spray. 23 Nov 1999. Web. 8 Dec 2009. http://www.udap.com/Bearspecifications.htm
  • Windell, Keith. "Bear-resistant containers for rafters." USDA Forest Service. Aug 2006. Web. 8 Dec 2009. http://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm06232307/index.htm>
  • Woodford, Riley. "Shocking bears: electric fences for bear country campers." Alaska Fish and WildlifeNews. Alaska Division of Fish and Game. Web. 2 Dec 2009. http://www.wildlifenews.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=wildlife_news.view_article&articles_id=174

More to Explore