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Old 02-07-2017, 04:09 PM
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they would OBVIOUSLY have to design it specifically for big animals,i was thinking of a walking stick with 2 6" barbed spears that are built into the end,when you shove it to the bear the spears come out and pierce the animal,thus shocking it
That stick would be awesome. You could bite down on it to handle the pain of being stomped/ eaten. There are a few Edsel designers who would likely be excited to work on the prototype.
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:52 AM
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I live in north western Alberta (Canada) near the foothills of the rocky mountains and I used to work a lot in the woods when I was in Forestry. I personally will not go very far into grizzly territory without a 44 magnum or 308.
A grizzly will straight up kill you if it wants to. They are basically unstoppable when they are defending their food or cubs.
Your taser idea would be a decent idea for a cougar, wolf or maybe a black bear (although you can scare them away with load noises if they're not defending food/cubs)
If a grizzly does decide to attack you, not much short of killing it will stop it from ending your life.
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:33 PM
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If a grizzly does decide to attack you, not much short of killing it will stop it from ending your life.
The taser idea reminded me of this old joke:
The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter.
They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge.
Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat.
Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:47 AM
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You only get one shot with a taser.

And the difficulty level of that shot increases exponentially when your drawers are plum full of poo.
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Old 02-17-2017, 02:27 PM
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I personally will nominate the person who tries this for a Darwin Award! It would have to be a finalist. This is up there with the guy feeding alligators marshmallows he was holding in his teeth...
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Old 02-17-2017, 03:35 PM
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The taser idea reminded me of this old joke:
The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter.
They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge.
Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away.
It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat.
Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.
Many years ago my wife and I did a hike into a remote lake to fish for grayling in Glacier. Yep, bear bells were required. I have always thought it it be much better to put the bells on the bears - I would definitely stay far away.
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Old 02-17-2017, 07:18 PM
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When I'm in Alaska it's either a 45/70 lever or 12 ga with slug-buckshot-slug-buckshot-slug
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Old 02-19-2017, 05:53 PM
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What about a mini air horn? My wife has used it to make dogs almost turn them inside out while biking.
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Old 02-23-2017, 05:46 PM
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I have taken a voluntary exposure to our tasers we carry at work. I will say, they are very effective. Tasers work on NMI, Neuromuscular incapacitation. If both barbs penetrate and have a good spread across a main muscle group(your back for example) the person or animal will get good NMI. I was shot in the back. When you take an exposure they have two people standing beside you to control your decent to the ground. When you get hit and receive NMI you basically lock up and can't do anything. I locked up and lifted both people off the ground and fell flat on my face.

They work well on dogs(you can youtube it). The fur on a bear would probably be too thick for the small barbs. I think it could be possible to design barbs specifically for bears but I think a large caliber handgun or rifle would be more effective. After my 5 second ride was over I absolutely could have gotten up with no issue and resumed to fight(if that's what I wanted to do). If a wire broke, you would be screwed. So to answer the question if it would be possible to use one on a bear the answer would be yes if designed for one but there are better options available.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:22 PM
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I have taken a voluntary exposure to our tasers we carry at work... I was shot in the back. .
Out of curiosity, why do you think they do taser certification in the back? I would think, given your comment about being used in your work, they would typically be deployed on a subject facing you, not with their back to you.
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