I am from New Brunswick, Canada. The original poster is talking about Florida. New Brunswick has about 10% as many bears as BC with about 10% the land area. In short, we have just as many bears here, but their behavior is apparently much different. I would suggest that the many reasons for this need to be studied, and not ignored. I don't think that fellows book should be applied all across North America. It does sound like a good read, but he is not the only person to have studied bears in North America.
I do think you are being overly argumentative. It's a big country.
Things are very different here. New Brunswick is not British Columbia.
We tend to be more conservative here, and not in a neo-con way. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />
The original post concerns Florida.
So why go off on Gary Shelton and Bear Spray and British Columbia?
Here is a critique of some of Shelton's writing...http://home.ca.inter.net/~greenweb/Bear_Attacks.html