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Old June 19th, 2010, 07:45 PM
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I suspect they bring the guns for the noise factor, NoahGrey. Black bears don't always run--they're extremely curious. I've been approached twice now--and I've only ever met two bears on the ground. My high-pitched yelling is not impressive (I think it takes on an almost hysterical tone in those situations ), but an air horn or a pistol makes enough noise to get a bear's attention and send it packing.

Does anyone know how many more dogs might be out there?
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