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Talkeetna – Bear Aware – OPEN

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Learn to Safely Enjoy the Alaskan Wilderness!

Classroom Session – Becoming Bear Aware

An engaging multi-media presentation is brought to you by knowledgeable instructors who have spent a lifetime in the backcountry gaining personal experience from (literally) hundreds of positive AND negative bear encounters. We bring you this class not as a book based curriculum but from experience. We want nothing more than for you to enjoy your next adventure SAFELY, and CONFIDENTLY!

Subjects covered:
– Intro to Alaska’s unique wild aspects – Life and recreation in bear country
– Bear biology – identification, habits, and instinct
– DVD presentation – bear behavior and situational response
– Situational awareness, preemptive planning
– Do’s and Don’t in bear country
– Pepper Spray – answering the question, “is it enough for bear defense”
– Live fire inert pepper spray – a comprehensive hands-on training opportunity
– Brief overview of firearms for bear defense
– Overview of state law and regulations regarding pepper and lead for defense
– Questions and Answers

Take Bear Aware as a standalone course, or combine it with our popular Firearms For Bear Defense course and receive 10% off!

Total Course Length: 4 hours


– Training packet
– Field identification tools
– Inert pepper spray canister for live fire practice
– Certificate of course completion

Course Cost: $95.00


July 13
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Upper Susitna Shooters Association Range
Mile 94 Parks Highway
Talkeetna, AK 99676
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(907) 733-3323
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