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Recent Bear Attack Leads to More People Buying Items to Defend Themselves

Recent Bear Attack Leads to More People Buying Items to Defend Themselves



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Marc Giauque, KSL NewsradioAt Kirkham's Outdoor Products, they've sold a fair number of pepper spray canisters lately. Sales Manager Andy Church says, "It says it's small concentration, but it's actually pretty powerful stuff."

Until recently, he's sold them to people going into grizzly country, maybe a few going into the Uintas. He says, "Now, people are coming in, over just the last couple of days, to buy it more for the Wasatch, which not many people carried it in the Wasatch."

Church says, in his opinion, the spray might work better than a gun. He says the pepper spray canister sprays in a area. He doubts people going to the Wasatch Mountains would ever need it, but he adds it never hurts to have it.

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