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Bear Spray Requirement

Teton County Wyoming is considering requiring those entering the backcountry to carry bear spray. Not a bad idea, but does this count?

7 Responses to “Bear Spray Requirement”

  1. Sebastian says:

    A little heavy for hauling around the back country, I’d say.

  2. When you already have 40-50lbs strapped to your back, adding another few pounds of ineffective bear spray isn’t something I’m interested in doing.

    How do they intend to enforce this rule, I’m wondering.

  3. Rev. Paul says:

    No one with intelligence ventures into bear country here (Alaska) without bear spray AND a handgun. A .44 Mag is considered at the low end of the scale for bear defense, but then we have grizzlies. .454 Casull is common; the spray, when used, is a backup … or the defense of choice among bike-riders on Anchorage city trails. Many of us still carry a pistol, even on a bike.

  4. Weer'd Beard says:

    I’m kinda partial to this one
    http://www.gunblast.com/Ruger-SRHAlaskan454.htm

    That’s what they’re made for! Bear Spray. And they’re proven to work!
    http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/08/31/man-kills-charging-bear-with-454-casull/

  5. Blackwing1 says:

    I’d guess that they just want the grizzly scat to smell nice and peppery.

  6. Ken says:

    I am glad to see this recommendation. I believe this could save quite a few bad encounters.

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