Bear Aware FAQs

Bear Spray Rental FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Yellowstone Grand Teton National Park Jackson Hole

Should Everyone in Our Group Carry one? Short answer: YES! Our recommendation is the same as the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) as well as Park Rangers in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and many others: Every adult should carry bear spray while in bear habitat! Whether you’re walking 1/10th of a mile to […]

Bear Aware Locations

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We’re excited to officially announce our two new locations, Teton Village and Bozeman, Montana! We wanted to give you all the pertinent info for our Bear Aware network locations in the region so your trip planning is that much easier! Below you’ll find info for each of our pickup locations as well as the list […]

Cool Hikes

Cool hikes in grand tetons and yellowstone

The crew over here at Bear Aware are excited for cool hikes in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks when they open! We’re equally excited for our two new locations in Bozeman and Teton Village to open as well!  We wanted to highlight at least one cool point of interest close to each of our […]

Summer Is Getting Closer!

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Are you excited to explore around Yellowstone and the Tetons?! I know I am! Bear Aware is here to sprinkle some magic on your wilderness escapades! And we’ve got some exciting news to share! Bear-y Good News, ya might say: We’ve expanded our pawprint into Bozeman, MT and Teton Village, WY! That’s right!! You asked, […]

Black Bears vs. Grizzly Bears – What’s the difference?

This time of year, the greater Yellowstone ecosystem is one of the best places in the world to view bears in their natural habitat. But it can be difficult to determine what kind of bear you’re looking at! Black bears and grizzly bears are both species of bears found in Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and other […]

History of Bear Feeding in Yellowstone National Park

The history of bear feeding in Yellowstone National Park dates back to the early days of the park. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, visitors to the park would often feed bears in order to attract them for viewing and photography. In the 1920s, the National Park Service began actively encouraging bear feeding as […]

Do You Carry Bear Spray While Traveling In Grizzly Country?

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If you’ve spent any time in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, you know it’s a good idea to carry bear spray. But, because it’s not allowed on planes, many visitors find themselves with a dilemma: spend $50 on a can just to discard it during the airport’s security check, or hike without — a dangerous gamble. […]