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It should work fairly well. So will Wasp and Hornet killer, made to use at long range, no permite required to carry.
I'd use the bear spray over the pepper spray, and the pepper spray over the wasp and hornet killer.
I wouldn't trust the wasp and hornet killer to be that effective. However, I am not personally willing
to do the research on the effect of wasp and hornet killer on the eyes.
Same stuff but costs 6 times as much for 3 X as much.
Here's why I don't carry bear spray....
"Life is hard. It's even harder if you're stupid". - John Wayne
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I was hiking in Yellowstone last year - my nephew and I were just completing a long loop that dumps out by a popular waterfalls. We ran into this group of folks walking in from the parking lot LADEN down with pepper spray and bear bells and of course plastic water bottles. I mean its likes 300 yards to the falls. So I told them the "How do you tell the difference between a good bear and a bad bear?" joke - and cowardly darted away snickering. I carry the only bear deterrent I need.
That stuff is expensive! I would spray someone in the face with wasp spray if its the only thing I had.
One of our neighbors had a transient working for him that went kinda nuts and tried to hit him with a hammer - he sprayed him in the eyes with carb cleaner cause it was nearby and that worked too!
Just plain bug repellant in the eyes will deter most folks. Bears actually like the smell of bear spray and will roll in it on the ground, if you spray a place on the ground. When I was guiding, it was almost as good as bait.
Bears are interesting, never had an encounter with a griz, think I'd be real concerned if I did. Black or browns are fun to watch.
Couple years back we were floating the wild and scenic permit section of the Rogue river. Every camp we made we had a bear wandering in. Got so bad we put the fresh caught salmon in the ice chest in one of the rafts and anchored that raft out in the river.
I didn't see it, or even hear it, but during the night a dam bear swam out to the boat and ripped the ice chest to spreads, eating the salmon. Surprisingly there was no damage to the raft. 18 foot AIRE cat boat with wooden rowing platforms.
After that incident we didn't see another bear the rest of the trip. In chatting with other folks floating and fishing, they had seen zero bear their entire trip. Yes I'm a poo poo magnet.
Dirk, It could have been the same bear, the whole trip. Once it got your fish, it was happy. lol.
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