Originally Posted by Gonzilla
I had an Army bud who's family has been guiding in Alaska for over 20 yrs - he said they have to take some Bear survival class for state license. Bottom Line - 12 ga. Slugs were recommended for protection. Feta position - hands behind neck n play dead if unarmed.
How do you lie still when an 800 lb animal is using you as a chew toy ?
If you manage that feat, then all you have to endure is being buried alive in a shallow grave. Griz will bury & defend their kills - they Love to eat !
IMHO - I would rather pay the fine or take my chances w a jury.
Grizzlies 'dont' generally eat you unless they are very old and cant get enough food on their own. To them, we all stink of chemicals from our soaps to our food preservatives.
Black bears are the ones that will attack you to eat you.
We have autopsied bears with slugs flattened out that havent gone through their hide into and even into their first layer of muscle. The department issues us Shotguns for legal reasons also. (Over Penetration, and down range accidental hits)
I would much rather use a 45/70 with 405 grains of hard cast large meplate rounds.