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Old 02-15-2014, 05:16 PM   #29
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My wife is a long time retired marine biologist and one of her government sponsored studies many years ago was to study fish ladder effectiviness and other salmon spawning factors. Well where you see salmon running you will see a lot of bears. Suffice to say she is more bear savvy than most because it was a work place related safety hazard when out in the wild collecting data as she did. Sometimes she was camping on location for several days and often bears came into camp. She was never alone and there was always someone with a high powered rifle ready and on one occasion they had to put an aggressive bear down. Don't think for a minute that bears are not dangerous killers. Yes, some (perhaps most) may be aloof but there are some that stalk and kill people and you cannot tell which one will attact for a variety of reasons.

Of course the best plan is avoidance and prevention but be prepared for an attack is all I can say and bear spray is one thing we will never be without when walking in bear country. EVERY person who walks around in bear country should have bear spray immediatly available and be trained how to use it. By immediate I do not mean tucked away in a backpack. You must be able to deploy it in seconds.
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Yep! You can tell if it is a brown bear, or a black bear by the poop. Black bears have bells in their poop.

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We spend time each summer in Mt. This last July on way into camp had a young male cross in front of truck. He was a good 350lbs. Luckily he was about 5miles from camp.

We were tenting it at that time. We carry Bear Spray, also have a .40 cal pistol. Before we head out this year I will purchase a .44mag Winchester. We are down by the rivers
during the day so wouldn't hear a bear coming. Our Chi's will hopefully warn us.

Two summers ago had a friends dad get attacked. He was in the Bob Marshall and as he unzipped his tent a 500lb male charged he was able to kill it with his pistol but it did land on him and he got injured some.

They are just very unpredictable.
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When you go hiking or canoeing in the woods do you carry bear spray?
Don't have to - I smell enough like a bear as it is .....
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Don't have to - I smell enough like a bear as it is .....
Not good for you then, bears attack bears LOL
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Now, where is that SPRAY?
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Now, where is that SPRAY?
Why spray him now? He's busy with that Salmon. Maybe you should carry around a big bucket of fish.
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If you depend on a handgun to stop a grizzly, you better be Very good with weapon or bear will use it for tooth pick when he has finished you !
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Holly mackerel, I thought having a bear walk 10 feet in front of the Jeep was scary. I watched that with no sound, but would characterize that as some 'tense moments'. Wow!
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Just read in the newspaper this morning, that they have done a study on the effects of bear pepper spray and a high powered horn and which was the most effective on bears. It turns out that the air horn is much more effective, and the good thing is, you can carry one into Canada without a problem.
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People call those BELLS "Bear Bells".

Bears call them "DINNER BELLS"

There was a little ole lady who wanted something for self protection. The salesman gave her a quick pitch on pepper spray for self defense. And he concluded his sales pitch with this thought. If she was never attacked, she could always use the pepper spray on herself and have a real good cry.

Save a buck, just purchase PEPPER SPRAY, it is the same thing. In Canada they don't allow weapons like Pepper Spray for self defense. But, sporting good stores sell Bear Spray for 2 or 3 times the price. Safe travels... ed
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