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11-20-2012 11:28 AM
RocketDog Lmao
11-20-2012 11:18 AM
Bear GSD
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Originally Posted by huntergreen View Post
jag you will need to learn how to identify "bear scat".
brown bear scat will often be the color of the local berry plants.

black bear will also have some berry and small animal fur mixed in.

grizzly bear scat will have all of the above along with some clothing, bear bells and will smell like pepper spray. hope this helps.
Hahaha! I had to laugh at this, although it's probably true up in Yellowstone. I know that they have had a few Grizzly Bear attacks on people the last few years.
11-20-2012 11:01 AM
huntergreen
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I think I need to do some research and find out if there are any bears where we're moving. I'm hoping not. Too big of a chicken!
jag you will need to learn how to identify "bear scat".
brown bear scat will often be the color of the local berry plants.

black bear will also have some berry and small animal fur mixed in.

grizzly bear scat will have all of the above along with some clothing, bear bells and will smell like pepper spray. hope this helps.
11-20-2012 10:56 AM
huntergreen
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Originally Posted by RocketDog View Post
I have a Smith & Wesson .45. Will that stop a bear? I doubt it. But it's better than nothing. And yes it's easier to hike with.
only if you get a perfect heart shot. otherwise you will just make them mad.
11-20-2012 10:36 AM
Kyleigh Rocket Dog ... I PMd Frankie about this because I was getting confused (some days, it really doesn't take much!)

He provided me with the clarity that I was so obviously lacking! I'm right in that it is a prohibited weapon against people (d'uh!!! no kidding), BUT I can get it if I am going hiking / camping, and I don't need a permit.

Living in the capital of the country with more laws and by-laws than people, I'm actually impressed that I could purchase it!

Still, I don't need it, last I checked we didn't have too many bears in the city! And if i do see one, there's a nice long list of people that I would just invite over ... making sure the bear sees at least one of them!
11-20-2012 10:25 AM
RocketDog
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Rocket Dog, I just did some research and found this:

Canadian Criminal Law/Weapons - Wikibooks, open books for an open world

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[hide] I emailed my BIL who knows all about this stuff and he said it is illegal, unless I apply for it when I apply for my hunting license! (Which is so not going to happen LOL)

Kyleigh, I would call one of the national parks up there and ask. It just seems so odd to me that they would prohibit bear spray for hikers! Here in Glacier, Yellowstone, Teton NP, or any of them, they not only strongly advise bear spray, they sell it!

Anyhow, my DH and I just sing a few dumb songs every once in a while (think Brady Bunch and Gilligan's Island), and every 4-5 minutes he or I will let out a loud yell, stuff like that. We also talk quite a bit. We actually packed in to a well-populated lake (bear population, I mean) on the opening day of bear season and met several hunters who were there because last year there were 6 black bears there on that weekend, oops! Of course we saw none, but I truly think it's because we try to be loud and make our presence known.
11-19-2012 05:11 PM
1sttimeforgsd
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OMG ... I would have had a heart attack! I'm so lucky that all I've ever run into is deer, porcupines and skunks ... and the odd harmless snake.

All I know about seeing a bear? Make sure you can run faster than the person you're with ... so you would have lost because Bear can outrun you (had he chosen to run too) ... so next time, bring someone you can run faster than!
Well needed chuckle, a little humor does a body good.
11-19-2012 04:35 PM
huntergreen 2 years ago two cubs climbed a tree next our deck while the dogs were out. mama bear then climbed up on the deck. kyraa was the only one that listened to a recall. bear spray saved the day.
11-19-2012 03:07 PM
Bear GSD
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I have a Smith & Wesson .45. Will that stop a bear? I doubt it. But it's better than nothing. And yes it's easier to hike with.
So I guess a 38 wouldn't be much of a deterrent. Bear's been to the firing range with my husband and did pretty well, although it was just him shooting.
How do you go about desensitizing a dog to gunshots? Shotguns are a lot louder that handguns, if he does well with one, would he do well with the other? I was thinking about taking Bear to the place where my DH skeet shoots, we do have a new shotgun that I have not fired yet (I'm kind of chicken to)
We're not hunters so I doesn't really matter all that much, but it would be nice if the dog was fine with the sounds.
11-19-2012 02:56 PM
Jag I think I need to do some research and find out if there are any bears where we're moving. I'm hoping not. Too big of a chicken!
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