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Watch an expert demonstrate how to use bear spray

  • Author: Scott Jensen
  • Updated: July 8, 2016
  • Published June 14, 2016

As part of the International Conference on Bear Research and Management being held in Anchorage this week, National Outdoor Leadership School Curriculum Manager John Gookin is holding public demonstrations through Wednesday on the Park Strip, at Ninth Avenue and G Street, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Monday's learning opportunity was about safety when a bear approaches. In this video, there are a few nuggets of information that might help if you find yourself staring down a grizzly on an Alaskan hiking trail.