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Old 06-22-2013, 04:05 PM   #1
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So we have been having several sighting all around us lately and i have a question for ya. I walk my dog every day in pretty dense woods, ya have any tips if i was to run up on one? My dog is pretty aggressive and would def try to get to it i am afraid, but i dont wanna stop my walking?



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All the bears I've seen in western nc just run away whenever you get close. I was squirrel hunting one time with my dad and his cousin and we stumbled upon 3 black bear cubs under a fallen tree, luckily momma must not have been nearby. I've also had a bear jump out of a tree and run away when I was about to shoot a squirrel. Sadly you can only carry a 22 pistol here when it's not big game season so that's kind of out of the question if you're in a national forest.



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Orangello is running them out of Mississippi.

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All the bears I've seen in western nc just run away whenever you get close. I was squirrel hunting one time with my dad and his cousin and we stumbled upon 3 black bear cubs under a fallen tree, luckily momma must not have been nearby. I've also had a bear jump out of a tree and run away when I was about to shoot a squirrel. Sadly you can only carry a 22 pistol here when it's not big game season so that's kind of out of the question if you're in a national forest.
I will be in our woods in the country. I carry my 380 with me but that would just piss em off , I can carry our 1911 if i have to. Thinking about getting some bear spray i have read good things about it. I am sure you are right and they will just run away. Hardest thing will be trying to keep my pitt from going nuts!
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So we have been having several sighting all around us lately and i have a question for ya. I walk my dog every day in pretty dense woods, ya have any tips if i was to run up on one? My dog is pretty aggressive and would def try to get to it i am afraid, but i dont wanna stop my walking?
Black bears are generally non-aggressive by nature (unless you get between a mom and cub) and turn tail and run. I think you (IMO) are becoming overly concerned for naught. And by the way, I've been shooting over 55 years and STILL review the law and situations concerning CCW. I still don't "know it all" and I'm sure you would not say you do either. Review anyway.
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Black bears are generally non-aggressive by nature (unless you get between a mom and cub) and turn tail and run. I think you (IMO) are becoming overly concerned for naught. And by the way, I've been shooting over 55 years and STILL review the law and situations concerning CCW. I still don't "know it all" and I'm sure you would not say you do either. Review anyway.
U gonna tell me that in every thread i write?? If i say ok thanks will that do it?
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Black Bear are actually more oddly, indiscriminantly, aggressive than Brown.



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