A happy story for bear spray proponents

Elkhunter

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Well I know the pepper spray didn't affect the bear I shot at all. Full can from about 10-15 feet did nothing. Made it hell on me trying to skin it because I could smell it and it kept me coughing the whole time.
 

lilbiggun

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I also shot a small blackie with some spray, it ran about 10 feet, turned and came back. I dont trust the stuff.
 

ELKCHSR

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It is said that one out of twenty bears won't be effected, that is why I still try and carry the trusty pistola with me for back up...
 

Casey Richardson

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It won't stop my 85 lbs German Shepherd, matter of a fact it won't even slow him, so I sure as hell don't trust it for bears. JMHO. In the story told I feel a can of compressed air or a blast of water would have had the same effect on the bear. All these success stories come down to the same fact, the bear was most likely just giving a bluff charge anyway and they get hit with the spray and run off. I will get nailed for this view but it comes after years of working with police dogs and being around alot of bears. Happy hunting, Casey
 

ELKCHSR

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One thing they don't seem to tell every one is that one in twenty bears arn't affected by Pepper Spray....
I don't think I would like to be in that five percentile that find out this is one of those bears...
 
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