However, only those bear repellants registered with the DEC qualify as pesticides. Non-registered bear repellants would violate Penal Law 265 and the Department of Health regulations.
Moreover, self defense sprays that are legal under Penal Law 265 and the Department of Health regulations can only be sold by licensed firearms dealers or pharmacists. Bear sprays registered as pesticides can be sold by anyone, including internet sellers.
The DEC has approved several “bear repellents” as pesticides. The complete list of all approved pesticides can be found here.
The four I found searching the document for “bear” are:
COUNTER ASSAULT BEAR DETERRENT
FRONTIERSMAN BEAR ATTACK DETERRENT
GUARD ALASKA BEAR REPELLENT
UDAP PEPPER POWER BEAR DETERRENT