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You are hiking and you see a bear
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4wheelerlady    Posted 08-20-2002 at 14:40:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You are out hiking in the woods and you see a bear what should you do?

Ray    Posted 08-21-2002 at 09:15:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Always take somebody with you that you that you can out run. HA, Ha, Ha........

JoeK    Posted 08-21-2002 at 04:43:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Seriously,if you hike in"bear country",you would be well off to carry capsicum pepper spray,if your state laws allow it.I have experienced it in training environment and had occaision to use it against both humans and animals.It WILL stop a vicious attacking animal without any permanent harm.

Salmoneye    Posted 08-21-2002 at 07:04:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Nothing works if it is in your backpack.
It has to be in your hand at all times...

Salmoneye    Posted 08-21-2002 at 04:13:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Never yet had a black charge...but I do usually have at least a .357 in my hand when in 'bear country'...most times they will stop dead and just watch you...then they just saunter off a ways and wait for you to leave...but then when I am in bear country...I am usually looking for them so they mostly do not get a chance to wander off...

Hc714    Posted 08-20-2002 at 20:49:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Reminds me of the two hikers who saw a bear comming down the mountain towards them. The one hiker snatches off his pack, pulls out his tennis shoes and starts putting them on. His buddy says "What are you doing you can't out run that bear." His buddy says, "Bear heck, all I gotta do is out run you"

Spence    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:58:13       [Reply]  [No Email]
Shoot it, your life is worth more than any odds that it'll attack. The oness is on him to stay away from you, not the other way around. He screwed up, so shoot it and he can thank is other blood thirsty brothers for it.

bob ny    Posted 08-21-2002 at 04:16:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
how many people carry a gun big enough to bring down a three hundred pound bear while hiking in the woods

Spence - 357 otta do it well placed.!    Posted 08-21-2002 at 04:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

Spence - Shoot it, your life is worth more than the odds.    Posted 08-20-2002 at 18:49:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

bob ny    Posted 08-20-2002 at 17:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
just say boo bear usualy when walking in the woods i make as much noise as i can whisteling
or singing(my voice scares even humans ) you willonly hear them going away that way you will
not confront them

F14    Posted 08-20-2002 at 15:14:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
It depends. If it's a Griz or a Kodiak, I don't know, but I suspect kissing your butt goodbye would be a good start.

However, if it's an Eastern brown or black bear, make all the noise you possibly can, flail your arms around and look as big as you can. The bear is just as surprised to see you as you are to see it, and will normally haul tail for distant parts.

Don't bother trying to run, a bear can do 30 MPH in short bursts, and climb any tree you can.

At least, that's what the feller on Discovery (or was it PBS?) said.

I have heard    Posted 08-20-2002 at 16:21:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
that they cannot stand the smell of human feces,so just pelt em with fecal matter.If you need to aquire some at such a confrontation,just reach behind you,it'll be there!

F14...ROFLMAO!    Posted 08-20-2002 at 16:40:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ain't THAT the truth!

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