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Old 05-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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Ive heard bear spray is more effective then anything for stoping a chargeing bear
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Old 05-16-2013, 07:29 PM
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based on personal experience I would say a firearm works better
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:13 PM
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Bring a friend who you can outrun and you're all set.
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:45 PM
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thats the best way
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:32 PM
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Problem with bear spray is if it comes back at you, you've just made his lunch cajon
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The bear needs to be about 12 - 15' away for spray to be effective, to close for me if its charging (bluff or not)
I've had bears spooked by others and ran straight for me (not knowing I was there), stand tall raise your arms (make yourself big), dont run, dont make eye contact. Other than that I wouldn't worry about bears

I'd be more concerned about cougars
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:37 AM
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LOL Cajan lunch.. hell, knowing me I wouldnt be surprised if i sprayed it in my own face not his!
And Im very much scared of cougars, I hate knowing I dont stand much chance if one of them stalk me
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:47 AM
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Bear spray does not actually offend the bear, the sound however does scare them. I don't think it's worth the risk of getting contaminated. Ve been sprayed before and it's no fun.

Bells or other noise maker is the way to go.for me I just talk to myself when in bear country.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:49 AM
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I grew up with bears in the yard and never had an issue - bang pots and pans and they go running LOL. They hate noise and they usually don't want to be close to you. I carry bear spray as an extra precaution if I come accross one very close but have never used it. I come accross bear just keep distance and wait for them to move on. Usally they are hiding and waiting for you to move on .
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