oldfatbald

Truth is, cattle imported from foreign countries invaded grizzly country. So the only sensible things to do are relocate of kill the cattle. Not only would this save grizzlies and benefit other wildlife, it would save taxpayers money.



One, a study on the Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in Alaska showed that 3 of 9 people who sprayed charging grizzlies were injured. The injury rate would have been higher but the study did not include data on incidents when people who carried bear spray did not have time to use it. Two,…

The harm is that requiring hunters to carry bear spray does not address the problem: too many hunters have been mauled or killed after being charged by a grizzly surprised at close range. The solution is to give hunters advice on how to use their rifle quickly and effectively. Should a hunte…

The petition requiring hunters in grizzly country to carry bear spray claims, "Hunters in the field can take a proven, non-lethal precaution that drastically reduces the risk of injury or death during a grizzly bear encounter: having bear spray readily available and knowing how to deplo…

The claims these environmental groups make about bear spray vs bullets are indefensible. Efficacy of Firearms for Bear Deterrence in Alaska and Efficacy of Bear Deterrent Spray in Alaska were 2 halves of a straw man argument designed to prove bear spray was more effective than a gun. The bea…

When a hunter carrying a rifle has a classic surprise encounter with a grizzly at close range, bear spray is not an alternative to his rifle. The only way to provide for hunter safety is to teach hunters how to use their rifle quickly and effectively. Bear spray has “minimal usefulness in t…

Bear spray has "minimal usefulness in trail encounters with bears at close range due to the difficultly of effective use." Report to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee regarding Recommended Actions to Reduce Grizzly/Hunter Conflicts. Hunter/Grizzly Bear Interactions Task Force,…

Excellent article. Wyoming Game & Fish and the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee should inform hunters that when field dressing game in grizzly country, they need to have a handgun or bear spray in a holster on their body. As the article shows, a handgun on the ground is not going to pr…

oldfatbald commented on LETTER: Bear comment disturbing

There's only one study that makes an apples to apples comparison of bear spray and firearms when each tool is used in the exact in exact same circumstances, and and firearms win, hands down. (Does Aversive Conditioning Reduce Human-Black Bear Conflict? Rachel Mazur, Journal of Wildlife Manag…

Funny how a bear spray success makes the news, but when a hunter kills a grizzly in self-defense, Wyoming Game & Fish says nothing, and the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team buries it by listing it as an incident "under investigation."