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Old 07-04-2015, 08:24 PM   #1
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Bear rips into sleeping family's tent trailer

http://http://globalnews.ca/news/2085696/bear-rips-into-sleeping-familys-tent-trailer-near-lake-louise/

And there were NO attractants in their trailer.
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Old 07-04-2015, 08:36 PM   #2
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Yikes! Good thinking on the dad's part.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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Glad no one was hurt. Making noise is the correct the game to do.

The article stated at the time there was no attractant. I use to be a hard core backpacker. My rule even today is no food or smellibles in any tent I own. It is a good part of why I do not like cooking in my htt.
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I agree with every thing they did but I would have to think there would be no better noise maker then a firearm when a bear is coming thru the canvas and screens of a trailer. i know its not politically correct and illegal in Canada but when it comes to protecting your family I would rather have a firearm than a stove to bang on
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:47 PM   #5
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I slept the last two nights in a tent with bear spray attached to my hip. Just in case.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:56 PM   #6
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I agree with every thing they did but I would have to think there would be no better noise maker then a firearm when a bear is coming thru the canvas and screens of a trailer. i know its not politically correct and illegal in Canada but when it comes to protecting your family I would rather have a firearm than a stove to bang on
I have been living in Canada (Southern Ontario) for 4 years now...Canadians have plenty of guns, just not handguns. The big difference I have noticed compared to where I grew up (MD) is that they use guns here for hunting and target practice, not for self-defence. I am sure there are plenty of Canadians camping in bear territory (everywhere up here!) with a long gun.
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Old 07-04-2015, 11:39 PM   #7
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The article stated at the time there was no attractant.

No attractant in the trailer, or the empty tent that the bear also went through.

Another camper took a video of the bear going site to site rummaging through the fire pits etc.

Unfortunately this bear has been trained to think of people as an easy food source, most likely from being fed. If the rangers attempts to scare it away from the campground fail, it will be destroyed.
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I agree with every thing they did but I would have to think there would be no better noise maker then a firearm when a bear is coming thru the canvas and screens of a trailer. i know its not politically correct and illegal in Canada but when it comes to protecting your family I would rather have a firearm than a stove to bang on
It is not uncommon or illegal in Canada to use a firearm for wildlife protection. As a legal matter the firearm regulations relax the storage rules for those living and working in remote areas. Handgun usage is still problematic but Yogi is unlikely dissuaded by a Saturday Night Special.
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It is not uncommon or illegal in Canada to use a firearm for wildlife protection. As a legal matter the firearm regulations relax the storage rules for those living and working in remote areas.

Aren't the rules more stringent within the federal parks, which is where this incident occurred?
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No firearms allowed in a Canadian national park. Even the park wardens don't carry them (although they would have access to long guns when needed).
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