Do I really need bear spray in Yellowstone?

Yellowstone Hiker Found Dead, Grizzly Bear Suspected

Unless if you want to get eaten, the answer is yes! Realistically, the odds are in your favor. That being said, Yellowstone is a WILD place- and anything can, and does happen.

Please rent, rather than buy and throw out. You cannot fly with them in checked baggage or carry-on, they are incredibly difficult to recycle, and they are awful to have in our landfills.

If renting bear spray is financially prohibitive for you ($25/ can per week), let us know and we will find a solution for you to have bear spray while you are in Yellowstone. Your safety, and the bear’s safety, is of primary importance.

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