Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

BYU study: Guns don't give people advantage during a bear encounter
Deseret News ^ | March 8, 2012

Posted on 03/08/2012 10:58:38 PM PST by Zakeet

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-169 last
To: fortheDeclaration
I thought it was a spray, and that was the point that he was making that one need not have a gun to stop a bear.

The caption:

Tom S. Smith, associate professor in the plant and wildlife sciences department at BYU, holds up a temporarily knocked-out family of polar bears. A study he co-authored shows that a small can of bear spray can stop a charging animal.
While the spray is mentioned in regard to his study, I don't read it that he knocked out the bears with it. As far as I can tell, bear spray is just industrial-strength pepper spray. The spray will (hopefully) drive them away, but it wouldn't be able to knock them out.
151 posted on 03/09/2012 7:52:00 PM PST by Bob
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 150 | View Replies]

To: Bob
The spray will (hopefully) drive them away, but it wouldn't be able to knock them out.

If I can get Grampa's farts packed into a spray can....

152 posted on 03/09/2012 8:18:51 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 151 | View Replies]

To: scott7278

yeah, I’ve seen that one. It’s freaking awesome but pricey. I was hoping a more affordable one would come along.


153 posted on 03/09/2012 8:44:15 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 144 | View Replies]

To: zeestephen

Gee, it’s almost as they were “WILD” animals.


154 posted on 03/09/2012 8:51:35 PM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Bob

Thanks!


155 posted on 03/09/2012 9:44:05 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. Burke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 151 | View Replies]

To: zeestephen
When it got to that size it turned surly and violent.

Must have had gonads!

156 posted on 03/10/2012 1:36:19 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: DrGunsforHands; All

A world record grizzly bear was shot and killed by Bella Twin in 1953 in British Columbia, with a .22 single shot rifle.

http://www.angelfire.com/on2/LandOwner/misc/Grizley1.html


157 posted on 03/10/2012 6:46:02 AM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: marktwain
Bella Twin with her rifle and world record grizzly.
158 posted on 03/10/2012 6:55:15 AM PST by marktwain
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 157 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet
"Yet guns, for most people, are not their best option. You don't even need a gun if you behave appropriately."

I hope that no one is foolish enough to believe that. Indeed, Dr. Smith should be condemned in the strongest terms for such a blatant and callous lie. If some nitwit lefty actually follows that advice and dies, then Dr. Smith must share some blame.

Astonishingly, Dr. Stephen Herrero is listed as a co-author on this study. Dr. Herrero is the author of Bear Attacks: Their Causes and Avoidance. Dr. Herrero certainly knows that particular advice is a dangerous lie, and should condemn it in the strongest terms.

159 posted on 03/10/2012 8:51:57 AM PST by snowsislander (Gingrich 2012.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RC one
Apparently you and Karamojo Bell do not share the same philosophy. He shot hundreds of elephants with his trusty Mannlicher 6.5X54. Brain shots.

I personally do not recommend large caliber hunting weapons as they tend to tire my gun bearer. Also, the recoil often causes me to splash whisky all over my shirt.

160 posted on 03/10/2012 11:25:44 AM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 143 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet
Perhaps the movie Aliens said it best.
161 posted on 03/10/2012 11:30:46 AM PST by Lazamataz (I'm a slut.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Kenny Bunk
Apparently you and Karamojo Bell do not share the same philosophy

That's true. I would never kill an elephant for its ivory let alone thousands of them. happy hunting partner.

162 posted on 03/10/2012 4:58:52 PM PST by RC one (the majority of republicans agree, anyone but Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 160 | View Replies]

To: RC one
(i>never kill an elephant for its ivory

Good heavens man! Where are cue balls and piano keys going to come from? Not to mention the rampant unemployment amongst native gun bearers your policy could cause.

163 posted on 03/10/2012 7:22:06 PM PST by Kenny Bunk ((So, you're telling me Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out this eligibility stuff?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 162 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet

This idiot needs to present his theory to Cynthia Dusel-Bacon.

http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.huntshoot.com/forums/f5/mauling-cynthia-dusel-bacon-4728/&sa=U&ei=3PdcT53kNuiQiALF9tT6CQ&ved=0CBgQFjAC&usg=AFQjCNGXS_S4uBQ1MFuY9cDVmqcl5v-ffQ


164 posted on 03/11/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ctdonath2
Pepper spray = condiment<\i>

An old time Alaskan friend of mine who happens to be over 70 and is taking me out bear hunting this year told me the problem with bear spray is after a time or two they learn to like it. They will actually come up to you and give you threat displays to get you to spray them.

All I know is that I sprayed a small nosy black bear this year and it took off like a scalded dog, and was back within 20 minutes rooting around behind the camp kitchen again. Kinda suspect double ought buck might have a more lasting effect.

165 posted on 03/11/2012 2:37:27 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 75 | View Replies]

To: Zakeet
BYU study: Guns don't give people advantage during a bear encounter

I guess according to them, the only deterrent to a bear is wearing magic underwear.

166 posted on 03/11/2012 2:40:06 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: American in Israel

That...is awesome.


167 posted on 03/11/2012 3:14:38 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 165 | View Replies]

To: American in Israel

That...is awesome.


168 posted on 03/11/2012 3:18:45 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 165 | View Replies]

To: American in Israel
One of my old supervisors used to take these hunting trips to Alaska. On this one trip all he had was a .22 rifle when a bear chased him up a tree.

The bear started climbing after him and he shot it numerous time in the head. He said all the rounds bounced off and just pissed off the bear.

It finally gave up and climbed down but he was treed for two days with the bear prowling around roaring the whole time.

After that he took his .44 mag with him on his trips.

169 posted on 03/12/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT by USAF80
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 165 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-100101-150151-169 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson