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Fang

Discouraging Bears

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Fang

Hi Guys,

I plan to hike mostly in north Georgia where black bears are not unheard of.  I know you can use bear spray but I'm wondering about using pepper gel instead.  This way I could use it for both 2 and 4 legged predators (bears, cats, wild dogs, etc.).

Ideas?  Would pepper gel work or would it just piss the bear off?

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PaulGS

I imagine it would work but your aim would need to be good as it doesn't disperse into a wide cloud like bear spray.

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alcap

Is there a reason you can't use bear spray on two legged predators?  

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jay

I am in agreement with alcap; I would simply use the big canister of bear spray for anything smaller that it might be necessary for.  I saw a video a few years back where a jogger used bear spray on a mountain lion and it worked perfectly.  I wouldn't think that anything else would have a higher resistance to it.

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