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Note to self: Carry .375 H&H when MTBing

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by Tennessee Slim, Sep 6, 2004.

  1. Tennessee Slim

    Tennessee Slim Señor Member CLM

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    Cyclist Attacked by Grizzly Bear in Wyo.

    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- A mountain biker on Togwotee Pass fought off a grizzly bear that repeatedly charged him until a companion drove the animal off with pepper spray. Kirk Speckhals escaped his encounter without a scratch; he had only four dirt marks from the bear's claws on his forearm, a punctured bicycle tire and a bent rim.

    He said he hopes others learn from the mistakes he made during his ride around Pinnacle Buttes - including not making enough noise to warn bears, not riding together and not carrying pepper spray.

    Full story here.

    This reminds me of the joke,
    Q) How do you protect yourself when hiking in grizzly country?
    A) Wear a cow bell and carry pepper spray.

    Q) How do you know when you're in grizzly country?
    A) The bear scat smells of peppers and has cow bells in it. ;i
     
  2. vafish

    vafish

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    Sounds like the pepper spray worked just fine.
     

  3. Dogbite

    Dogbite DNT TREAD ON ME

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    I grew up in Alaska,and i can tell you one thing--sometimes bear spray works,and sometimes the people get killed or badly wounded trying to use it.I would never trust my life to spray.
     
  4. TriMode

    TriMode Cranky Member

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    I want to see a bear tazer.;P
    I know some tree huggers, we could staple some bacon to their butts, and make them walk through Alaska with nothin' but a granola bar and a bear tazer.;N
     
  5. lomfs24

    lomfs24

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    I have heard this joke before. But every time I hear it, it makes me smile quietly and chuckle to myself.