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Re: [at-l] Pepper spray
- Subject: Re: [at-l] Pepper spray
- From: WHHAWKINS@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 23:35:09 EDT
A Snarl Over Bear Repellent Leaves Consumers Confused. The Washington Post,
April 12, 1999, pA9.
An elk hunter was charged by a grizzly bear in Wyoming's Bridger-Teton
National Forest. The hunter discharged a can of bear spray, but the bear kept
Another hunter shot the bear as it was mauling his friend. A closer look at
the label on the can of spray revealed that it was a product intended to stop
human beings and not a 400-pound bear.
The Environmental Protection Agency is trying to clear up the confusion by
requiring all manufacturers to register their products for the first time.
Thus far the EPA has certified four sprays and is in the process of
developing its enforcement plans. But consumers need to be aware that
many unregistered products are still on store shelves.
This link has a list of EPA has certified bear sprays.
gion 8 Press Release - EPA orders halt to s...</A>
In a message dated 09/13/2000 10:51:46 PM EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< I just bought a small cannister of pepper spray (10 % pepper). Would
this be effective to use on black bears, or would it just make them
mad? As I read the label, I wondered if this is just for self-defense
against humans. The other Blister Sister has been hiking alone in
N.C., close to north Georgia where some trails have been closed due to
bear encounters. When she said she had seen bear scat, I suggested she
get some pepper spray, but she said the local outfitter didn't carry
it. Which is why I stopped on my way home from work, in Cheyenne, WY,
to get some to send to N.C. Should I bother? Any advice? Thanks.
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