Bear spray: It takes practice!

Bear spray: It takes practice!

We all know to carry bear spray when out recreating in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, right? But have you ever had the chance to practice with it? Chances are most of us have never practiced: unholstering, flicking off the safety, and actually discharging a can of bear spray. If you ever do need to spray an aggressive bear, wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what to do and how this stuff works?

GYC, partners count carcasses to help wildlife

GYC, partners count carcasses to help wildlife

It was a brisk spring morning, and we’d gathered to walk Wyoming’s Highway 89/191 south of Jackson to survey how many deer had been hit by cars and killed during this last hard winter. Counting dead deer along the road isn’t for everyone, but it's a critical step towards our goal: Building underpasses so that wildlife can safely cross this busy highway.