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Old 02-06-2007
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Just wondering if any of you out there use or know of a agency who uses pepperball guns to break up dog fights,on aggressive dogs, etc. We have had our police sargeants use them with success but don't have an sop on them for animal use.Any help would be appreciated.
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I was trying to get the pepper ball here for some "Bear Control" when yogi gets too close to the panicing locals. just away to get him to go in the opposite direction. for the most part, pepper ball is so new that you'll have review all your fights and bite reports and figure out would it work.
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Where can you purchase pepperball guns?



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http://www.pepperball.com/home_a.asp

Depending on what your local laws are in your area, you might not be permited to get these. check and make sure that this is not considered a firearm.
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Just wondered if anyone has actually used one on a dog or maybe a coyote (kinda what I'm thinking about using one for if it would work)? How'd it work. Pretty effective or not?
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I spent all day yesterday in a conference on Managing Urban Wildlife and one of the panel members suggested using a paint ball gun as a deterent for coyotes. It's kinda loud, stings when it hits and leaves a wet mark that might be percieved as blood. So basically the coyote gets a non-lethal really bad experience and won't come back.

Sounded to me like it should work.
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I was having a problem with coyotes coming in my yard harassing my dogs so I asked my conservation officer what I could do, since I don't have livestock I can't shoot to kill, and the officer said that I could use a paint ball gun to deter them. It's non-lethal, may sting them a bit, and mostly embarrass themselves with the other coyotes for being green (or whatever color you choose)
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Actually, I spent today in a NACA Capiscum (Pepper Spray) class today. Charlie Craig was the instructor and he reccommended it. He said you can buy the Pepper Balls and just to buy a Paint Gun, they fit and shoot nicely. He said a lot of Park Ranger/Wildlife People are using it and they love it. I guess when it hits the target (up to 50 ft away) it bursts open and actual pepper powder explodes. He suggests shooting it on the ground in front of the animal but it should still work if you hit the animal also. We were quite excited to try one. I would love to hear other views!
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I have used peperballs on an aggressive dog in the past. Unfortunately, it did not work. It's the same as Pepper spray but just in a powder form. They don't work on every person or every animal.
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