If you spend a significant amount of time in the backcountry, chances are good you either carry or have considered carrying a sidearm for defense. Taser has developed a "less lethal" solution to carrying a sidearm, that fires electrically charged probes rather than bullets. According to Taser  the gun is specifically designed to incapacitate wildlife, presumably moose, bears, and any other threatening wildlife.
The Wildlife TASER electronic control device is a revolutionary new multi-shot ECD that can engage multiple targets, and deliver a calibrated Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) pulse from up to 35 feet away. The Range Adjusted Dual Laser System increases effectiveness, while providing a more humane means of animal control for wildlife.