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While extreamly rare, would pepper spray ward off a black bear attack. I've read a black bear means business when he charges.

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  • While extreamly rare, would pepper spray ward off a black bear attack. I've read a black bear means business when he charges.

    While extreamly rare, would pepper spray ward off a black bear attack. I've read a black bear means business when he charges. No bluff charge.

  • #2
    It works(sometimes) on grizzlys. Had a budd that was a bear guide in Alaska, that told me the best thing to stop a bear in it's tracks is a 12ga. slug.
    Sorry I could'nt help more.

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    • #3
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg9Inrp0wio
      there is a video of a black bear bluff charge.
      I was chased by mother black bear once. Its a long storie she only chased me about 150 yards down hill I had no gun. I agree with Big O If your in bear country dont leave home without it & im not talking about pepper spray safty first!!!!! Of course if thats all you got its better then nothing thats for sure.

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      • #4
        if it will stop the larger more aggressive grizzly it will stop a black bear. black bears do bluff charge, i was charged 2 years ago grouse hunting by myself on an old logging road. i had rounded a 90 degree bend when a small black bear(150-175 lbs)walked onto the road let out a deep WHOOOF and charged within 15 yards of me, stopped, turned and ran back into the heavier brush at the road side. my hunt ended early that day....

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        • #5
          I've been bluff charged, while backpacking I cam around a corner and inadvertanatly got between a Sow and her Cub(who went up the tree next to me.) All I had was my leatherman, so if it wasn't a bluff I didn't stand a chance. It's a little unnerving but my understanding from the bear hunters I hunt with and from experience they will most often bluff.

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          • #6
            Yes, most of the time it is extremely effective against black bears and grizzilys alike. Most often though when a black bear or any bear for that matter charges it is usually a bluff. Worst case senerio if it dosen't work shoot it!

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            • #7
              Pepper spray works on black bears make sure you have a spray that shoots a good distance at least 20 feet and hit the bear in the eyes. If you need to use it in order to discourage a bear in camp move your camp after use. The smell of pepper spray actually attracts food seeking bears.
              Black bears are usually intimidated by an aggressive approach I have chased many out of camp by yelling and / or banging pots. Concentrate your efforts on a clean camp with food hung in a proper “bear bag’. That will eliminate most close bear encounters.

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              • #8
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                • #9
                  If it works on griz, should work on blacks

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