Essentially, they’ve souped up and weatherproofed the law-enforcement version of the electrically powered stun gun.
According to this Arizona Republic article, wildlife officials seem excited to have the device in their arsenal. The animal-rights loonies at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals don’t like it one bit, naturally. They believe problem animals would simply go away “if left alone.”
At a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $1,995, don’t expect to see wildlife Tasers hanging on the hips of too many bear-country hikers or fishermen. My guess is they’ll be used mainly by biologists, park rangers and wildlife law enforcement officers.