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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2018, 04:53:30 PM »
To put this whole thing in perspective, I have very little doubt they you are in more danger walking down the street in most any large city, than you are walking down a trail in bear country.

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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2018, 05:09:15 PM »
Right on Joel. Like I always said, driving a car is the most dangerous thing you can do. It is hundreds of times more dangerous than walking in a forest or diving in the ocean.
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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2018, 06:46:41 PM »
Guns would not have helped them, shoot a bear with a handgun and you will just piss the bear off.

    Once again, complete misinformation. Many bears are killed every year by handgun hunters.....I myself killed a black bear with a “handgun”!  It didn’t make the bear mad....it made it dead! Also, provided my family with a lot of meat. Also, several times a year a handgun is used to stop (often killing the bear) a bear attack. About 2 years ago (in Alaska), a fishing guide killed a Brown Bear with a 9 mm handgun...hardly a bear hunting handgun. Again, story is verifiable by Alaskan newspaper articles!
  There is a survey available on the internet, that gives the percent success rate of bear defense with a handgun....also broken down by caliber!
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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2018, 09:06:27 PM »
Many years ago I had a corporate flight where we flew some guys into Canada for some fishing, great trip. Both guides carried 44 mags, even though it was (and of course still is) illegal for them to do so. They felt it was important enough for them to do so they were willing to risk the significant ramifications if they got caught.

One night, in the middle of the night when it was literally, absolutely silent, I heard a twig snap outside the tent, estimating within 10 feet. Never heard another noise, but to this day, perhaps 35 years later, I remember that twig snap.  :o
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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2018, 09:24:58 PM »
My son was stationed in Alaska while in the Air Force.  He luckily got a Brown Bear License.  While he was telling me about the up coming hunt,  I asked if he had gotten a heavy caliber side arm for emergencies. 

He told me that he had gotten a .50 Cal Desert Eagle.  He then told me that it really bothered him, that he had to file the front sight off.

I asked him, why would you have to file the front sight off?

He said.  "That way when the Bear sticks it up his butt, it won't hurt so much." ;D ;D ;D

He did get his Bear.

    Did he take his Brown with a handgun or rifle! Did he get a measurement on the skull? Oh......Congratulations to your son!
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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2018, 09:37:16 PM »
No, he used his rifle...  There were two hunters and they both got their bears.
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Re: Always good to brush up on bear etiquette
« Reply #36 on: July 16, 2018, 11:07:22 PM »
No, he used his rifle...  There were two hunters and they both got their bears.

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