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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 02:09 PM Thread Starter
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Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

Looking for Anti Bear spray help.
The full time resident on the property where my Camp is located has had some
" WALK THRU" visits from a large male bruin fairly close to the house, most food sources have been removed IE: Bird feeders, edible garbage etc. They put out food for barn cats in the early eve and in the morning also. Would like to have some suggestions to aviod a confrontation.
Added Info there are 2 seasonal Campgrounds (PRIVATE) on each side of the property and MR Bear may have their dumpsters in mind and house is on the way.
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 02:21 PM
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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

I have one deterent but it's only usuable during Thanksgiving week....
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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

"Bear proof" the dumpsters and alert the campground residents about the problem with available food, trash, etc.

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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

Not to be IGERNANT but I wouldn't care if the bear ATE ALL THE CAMPGROUND FOLKS LOL. Just dont want any thing to happen at near my friends place. To Ron M maybe we can do something in the Fall if we can get several LARGE YOUNG FOLKS TO DRAG HIM OUT!!
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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

.12 gauge rubber pellet rounds work superb! I suggest dead square on the posterior, looking away of course. I know, I know thats not legal, but it works 100% !

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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

Got some good Ideas from the guys on here and others!! Thinking about a quarter stick or a 105 Arty simulator that should get him moving and keep him moving!!
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When you were Sgt/Major in DNG you probably handled a few of those 105's, be no stranger to you..
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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

Cheaper Than Dirt sells animal behavior modification rounds on their website ie, 12 guage beanbag and rubber bullets.
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Re: Bear Pepper Spray Suggestions

DCNR is advising hikers and campers to take extra precautions and keep alert for bears while in the field. They advise that outdoorsmen wear noisy little bells on their clothing so as not to startle bears that aren't expecting them. They also advise outdoorsmen to carry pepper spray with them in case of an encounter with a bear.

Outdoorsmen should recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear poop. Black bear poop is smaller and contains lots of berries and squirrel fur. Grizzly bear poop has little bells in it and smells like pepper.

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