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The Commission Community Challenge Grant program is a new grant opportunity developed by the Idaho Fish and Game Commission. This exciting new grant program provides competitive funding for officially recognized non-profit organizations to implement projects that are broadly supported by the local sportsman community and enhance fish and wildlife habitat, populations, or associated recreational opportunities.

As part of this new grant program, the IDFG recently awarded grant funding to the Western Bear Foundation. The WBF is a non-profit that operates in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming and is dedicated to the protection & development of bears, bear habitat, and bear hunting in the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. The WBF will use the grant funding to purchase cans of bear spray that will be given to recreationists who present a current, valid Idaho hunting and/or fishing license.

A “Bear Spray Can Giveaway” event will be held August 3, at the Teton Basin Ranger District at 495 S. Main St., in Driggs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In order to get your free can of bear spray, you must present a current Idaho hunting or fishing license and show a photo ID. There is limit of one can of bear spray per person; maximum of two cans per family. You must be 16 or older to receive can of bear spray.