- Sep 22, 2008
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- The 7th Dimension
More like 9 feet tall, easily. I'm also in CT, and these bears are literally overrunning the state. I remember being a kid in NY and the last thing anybody would ever think about would be a bear while out hiking. Today, you wonder what's around every turn. These things are everywhere. And they are losing their dread of humans. That's because when humans find them playing and cavorting in their yards, they pull out the cell phone and start taking videos. They don't realize the effect this is having in terms of bear-human interactions.Good luck against a grizzly or black bear. Those 600 LBS bears are 6 ft tall and can run like 45 miles per hour. What is the range of pepper spray, 15 ft? Bears run and lunge, yea, you may get it, but you will get mauled by their large paws and fangs. It's quite the experience seeing a bear charge you. You cannot stare them down either; like a wild cat. When I am on trails, I always carry my side arm and an extra clip. Though, I may now buy a .357 or .45 mini just in case. My 9mm is a great gun, but if you are in the NY or CT country trails and a bear attacks, unless you fire in to the head, you're f ucked. Your body will naturally freeze in fear. Bear attack is scarier than being on tour. On tour, at least you have backup. With bears, nope.
Pepper spray results.
The final report from Wyoming Game and Fish is out. Does it show that bear spray was successful as a defense against bears, or a failure?www.ammoland.com