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Old 10-24-2012, 04:00 AM   #61
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http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/05/grizzly-bear-shot-and-killed-hikers-denali-national-park-and-preserve5943

Try to ignore the animal hugging writer.

Now, while the bear did turn around and made it a hundred yards, please remember that had it been determined in it's attack it could have killed the hikers before it bled out.

The same can be true for any caliber handgun. So like my uncle always said. "Make sure you file off the front sight."

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Bears have been killed with pitchforks and chainsaws. These human interest stories make news because they are rare.
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Which is why I said.

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The same can be true for any caliber handgun. So like my uncle always said. "Make sure you file off the front sight."
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I was amazed by the anti-gun mentality of the über hikers. How do you determine if a bear isu bluffing ? How close does the bear have to be ? How much asset damage before you defend yourself ?

Or are we expected to slug it out w bear - bare handed ? Even w a handgun! which is a defensive weapon, the odds are not in our favor.

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They just take the right to life a bit too far. For many of them the right for a bear to continue it's life naturally supersedes ours.
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Bears have been killed with pitchforks and chainsaws. These human interest stories make news because they are rare.
Exactly. Keep your head out of your a$$ and a bear will never bother you.

You're in a helluva lot more danger from "turkeys" than from bears or other wildlife.

I carry a 9MM on the trail. That will handle 99 percent of the threats I face.
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Exactly. Keep your head out of your a$$ and a bear will never bother you.

You're in a helluva lot more danger from "turkeys" than from bears or other wildlife.

I carry a 9MM on the trail. That will handle 99 percent of the threats I face.
Yep...same with those darn racoons (which are from the bear family)...they are always trying to take my food. Personally I would rather run into 10 grizzlys then one wacky human.....grizzlies are much more predicatable. Like bees....I try to stay out of their way and keep a clean camp and pack. I would rather shoot them with my camera.
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Yep, the penelty for shooting a human is less than for shooting a bear.
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Seriously, if you see a bear like this, you will need something a LOT more impressive than a .44mag



Like maybe an air strike
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