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Old 01-13-2014, 05:03 AM   #41
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My dad used to tell me that fresh shyte was a very good defence against a bear attack. Throw it in the bear's face and he'll depart post haste.

"Don't worry about where you'll find it," he would say. "Reach around. It'll be there."

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.44 magnum?
I would recommend either a .357 or .44 magnum. .44 if

you are strong enough to handle it.
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i would look into a stainless revolver with 2-4 inch barrel in .454 cassul

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Wow 11B30, good luck up in the great white north! Thats an interesting duty station. I would watch every Alaska, Last Frontier show over and over. They seem to have figured out how to live with and eat bears without becoming dinner themselves, its all good!

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I would recommend either a .357 or .44 magnum. .44 if

you are strong enough to handle it.
You might kill the bear with those but you will die first unless you are extremely lucky.
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I've heard of 444 marlin being used in a lever action to take out bears. 44 mag handgun would be a good idea too

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I lived in the Fairbanks/ Moosecreek/ and Rampart area for over 20 years. If you want a handgun the minimum 44mag. A handgun is only as good as you can hit a running bobbing weaving mass of hair teeth and mussel @ 30 miles per hour. All in a matter of a few heart beats. The best weapon is a good 12ga short barreled pump, with slugs and slugs only. Also any long gun you take out into the bush. You want to REMOVE the sling. All they are good for is getting hung up on every limb when it is needed. I have seen first hand how fast a bear mauling can happen. My buddy got hit by a sow with cubs. He lost a large portion of his face and both arms where pretty chewed up all in less then 1 minute.

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Bells tied to your boots/shoes when out in the bush and not bear hunting.
That is how you tell if it Grizz scat or black bear scat. Grizz has little bells in it and smells like pepper spray. Black bears don't.
I was told by an old sourdough that if you are stupid enough to carry a handgun. Remember to file off the sights. That way it won't hurt as much when the bear shoves it up your butt.
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Have you ever seen the movie, "Legends Of The Fall? The very last scene in the movie sums it up.

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Winchester makes a m94 "take down" rifle in 30-30 Winchester and 450 Marlin.

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