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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2017, 09:22:22 PM »
I've been thinking about carrying bear spray but I don't think it works on wolves and I have no idea about cats  :dunno:

Just today:
I was sitting on a knob doing a few cow calls in a cut the elk like to go up.  Deep dark cedar on the north side, big open feeding area on the south side, a transition area.  No elk, so I decided to bust down through the cut and check out another flat down below.  When I got about half way through the thick stuff (you know the type, can't wear your hat, gotta hold the bow behind you and plow through) I had a cougar hiss me.  It was about 10-15 feet away, quite loud and it wasn't a deer.  It didn't bust out either, just stayed there as I busted past, or I didn't hear it sneak out.  I was so bagged out and tired I didn't give a crap, out came the G20 and I didn't even pause    crash crash crash  It was so thick I think the cat woulda got hung up trying to get at me  :chuckle:

didn't see it following me when I got out in the open  :dunno:  meh - decided it didn't want none.

I KNOW the G20 will work on everything, charging grizz, wolves, cats, humans and whatever else wants some.  I'm no pistol rookie either.
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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2017, 09:41:18 PM »
There was a video posted on here of a guy that was either hiking or riding a bike and I think saw the cat cross the road infront of him or something. He had his can out and as he went past the cat came out to grab him from the ditch and he fogged it with bear spary and it put the brakes on the attack. He had it all on a gopro or something.

With wolves there is probably always going to be more then one and if the pack moves in and decides you are going down. Fogging one wont put a stop to the others. I am sure gun fire would be best in that situation.
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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2017, 01:46:15 PM »
Bear spray is 8x hotter than CS or Mace.  It'll work on anything with legs. 

I had a couple once tell me to make sure and put plenty of it on.   They it was like Deet... :yike:

Why not carry both?

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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2017, 02:40:48 PM »
Yeah, I'd carry both in grizz country. 

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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2017, 02:43:25 PM »
Belts and suspenders  :tup:
As long as we have the habitat, we can argue forever about who gets to kill what and when.  No habitat = no game.

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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2017, 07:45:53 PM »
Lived for years in Alaska too.   I vote lead!   I always pack a pistol because of it.

If the rifle or muzzle blast doesn't do it,   I plan to offer my left forearm, up under the Bears chin with the pistol and unload!    Don't forget to save the last one for you just in case!   
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Re: Bear Spray vs Pistol while hunting in GRIZ country.....
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2017, 08:46:54 PM »
To me "bear spray" on the A- B-C (and sometimes Y) islands in SE AK means 5 rounds of 00 buck.

So, both.
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