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Oleg Volk
May 14, 2007, 01:09 PM
http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/20097-2/dogfood4339.jpg

Originally, I planned to use the dogfood/lower on the food chain than deer theme. The current captions try to make the statement more concise. (Caption just edited)

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hankdatank1362
May 14, 2007, 01:24 PM
Good message. Are those human bones?

Oleg Volk
May 14, 2007, 01:29 PM
Deer bones.

SuperNaut
May 14, 2007, 01:33 PM
You may be in love with the bear part but, how about dropping the "bear" completely.

Armed, we are safe from predators.

Unarmed, we are food.

Seems snappier to me.

hankdatank1362
May 14, 2007, 01:36 PM
Ahhh... I should've known that.

230RN
May 14, 2007, 02:24 PM
Then it's true ! Bears do eat the whistle and can of bear spray!

None in the photo, so it must be true!

Great poster, Oleg! (Yes, I realize those are really deer bones.)

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In case you haven't heard that story --the way you know if there's a man-eating bear in the area is to check the bear scat and see if there's a whistle and can of bear spray in it.

Edit to add:

Here's one complete version of the story from

http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/politicalblog/?p=370

Of course, there is also the tongue in cheek story that went the rounds of the internet here locally about the advice being given out by SGF&P who had noticed that there are now bears in the Hills. Two kinds, the common black bear and the grizzly. They advised hikers to wear small silver bells and carry pepper spray. The bells would warn the bears that people were about. They also said that you could tell which bear had been there by its scat. The black bear scat was full of leaves and insects and the grizzly scat was full of silver bells and smelled like pepper spray.

Malone LaVeigh
May 14, 2007, 03:40 PM
If you really think the carry-in-National-Parks issue is something worth worrying about (I personally don't, but whatever floats your boat), you would be a lot more effective talking to people about the risk from other humans, not bears. How many people have been killed by bears in National Parks compared with the number killed by humans?

A little too Steven Colbertish, if you ask me.

Oops. I see you made the edit. I'm on slow dial-up here and shot before being sure of my target.

Oleg Volk
May 14, 2007, 03:42 PM
I'll cover that topic in another graphic.

akodo
May 14, 2007, 03:57 PM
why easy food? why not we're dinner!

geekWithA.45
May 14, 2007, 05:15 PM
The joke I heard in Alaska is that you can always tell it's hiker remains when the bear poop smells like cayenne pepper, and there's bear bells sticking out.

Titan6
May 14, 2007, 05:17 PM
National Parks are famous hangouts for all kinds of rif-raff. It is a shame we can not enjoy the parks as we should.

XD Fan
May 14, 2007, 06:02 PM
I have a cousin that had close encounter with a mama grizzly and her cub (The cub wandered into his camp at night and Mama followed) in Yellowstone.
Thankfully it all turned out alright, but he desparately wished he had had his 12 gauge bear gun that he was able to carry while fishing in Alaska two years before.

bogie
May 14, 2007, 06:06 PM
If you ever do a reshoot, just put a can of bear spray in with the bones.

Top caption:

Seasoning?

Lower:
Legalize Concealed Carry in National Parks!

cheygriz
May 14, 2007, 06:07 PM
Considering that there are perhaps 2 or 3 people per year killed by bears, and 200-300 killed by bees, and 20,000 killed by other people, perhaps we're worrying about the wrong thing??

TallPine
May 14, 2007, 06:36 PM
Considering that there are perhaps 2 or 3 people per year killed by bears, and 200-300 killed by bees, and 20,000 killed by other people, perhaps we're worrying about the wrong thing??

Okay ... what round for bees ???

.22 Hornet, maybe ...? :D

sm
May 14, 2007, 07:19 PM
Oleg,
Very well done.

Remember the Beef Council ad with Sam Elliot doing the voice ?
[Just ask a lady, they will remember :p ]

Beef! Its what for dinner.

So...

Humans! Its What for Dinner.

Legalize self defense in National Parks

rkh
May 14, 2007, 07:45 PM
BEARS: The #1 threat to America

David W. Gay
May 15, 2007, 12:37 AM
I like the general idea, but the top caption sounds awkward to me. Besides, being armed does not necessarily make one safe, only safer.

To simplify the message, and make the image a bit more concise, the captions could be something like:

(Upper) "Unarmed, we're easy food"

(Lower)"Legalize self-defense in National Parks" (same size font as the upper)

Or:

(Upper)"Predators abound."

(Lower, Line 1)"Unarmed, we're easy food."
(Lower, Line 2)"Legalize self-defense in National Parks"
(same size font as the other lines)


Anyway, just food for thought. :)

David W. Gay
May 15, 2007, 01:10 AM
I hope I'm not stepping on toes, but here's "a thousand words" of what I tried to just describe:

bogie
May 15, 2007, 01:16 AM
Guys, think billboard.

Minimal text.

Even less punctuation.

Oleg Volk
May 15, 2007, 01:19 AM
I like your shortest version best.

http://olegvolk.net/gallery/d/20100-2/dogfood4339.jpg

TallPine
May 15, 2007, 11:07 AM
I still really doubt that deer have the fine motor skills necessary to utilize firearms ;)

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