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Old 09-03-2013, 08:17 PM   #11
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Haha. We have the same saying around here for some situations: "Shoot, Shovel and Shut-Up."
Also good for underwear disposal after a bear SURPRISE visit.


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Old 09-04-2013, 01:05 AM   #12
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One day when I was about 12 and was starting to do some hunting on my own, my daddy told me what to do if I was ever chased by a bear and had no weapon.

"Throw fresh shyte in his face", he told me. "That is guaranteed to stop a bear attack. Don't worry about where you'll get it", he added. "Just reach around. It'll be there."

I don't often go into the bush without being armed, not if I can help it. I'm not saying Dad's idea wouldn't work; I'm just saying I like the idea of getting a bear off it's feet asap if it means me harm.



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What part of Alaska? Coastal South Southeast? Or interior?

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The old timers only carried a h&r .22lr pistol when they worked in pairs near the best pan spots ...they reasoned that# 1 you only had to out run your buddy with the hole in his foot #2 ....the sound wouldn't alert others of your secret pan workin's.

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I live up here in Alaska and a .44 Magnum for protection is at the very minimum. Most of my friends when they go fishing, Hiking, Camping, and even Bike Riding carry either a 12 Gauge, 454, 460, or the .500. There was a guy up here recently that carried his AK when he was out hiking and ended up killing a charging bear after 13 shots later. I don't remember how many hit the bear but I guess having some protection is better than nothing. Of course someone roaming around the hills with an AK or an AR is kind of weird!

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I live up here in Alaska and a .44 Magnum for protection is at the very minimum. Most of my friends when they go fishing, Hiking, Camping, and even Bike Riding carry either a 12 Gauge, 454, 460, or the .500. There was a guy up here recently that carried his AK when he was out hiking and ended up killing a charging bear after 13 shots later. I don't remember how many hit the bear but I guess having some protection is better than nothing. Of course someone roaming around the hills with an AK or an AR is kind of weird!
Charging Moose are more common than charging bears up here.
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Charging Moose are more common than charging bears up here.
Grizzlies put the crap up my neck, tho, not a moose.

I did have a big bull moose last year who was determined to tune me in one evening up in the mountains. It was getting dark fast and he just wouldn't accept that my voice and even my flashlight were not "moosy". Kept coming with that stiff-legged strut and waggin his head. He got pretty close....I darn near shot the silly beggar before he got wind of another animal (moose?) that came into the same lick and he went grunting off to the side back into the blackness. "Whew", I said. One day we'll have to swap camp stories...
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Yea baby id take this for my alaskan gun 50 caliber pistol the 500 s&w

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I'd much prefer a slug gun or a .375, but I would also carry my FA 83 in .500 Wyoming Express,, far better than a .44 mag, in my opinion. A heavy rifle is the way to go for me, but if out fishing, a handgun in a shoulder holster is a lot better than a rifle sitting on the sandbar,, take both if you can. My friends from Alaska mostly carry .338's and .375 rifles. More than enough for the game they normally hunt, moose and caribou, but they carry heavier rifles for one reason, if they run into a griz that wants to be cantankerous.

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Do you have a picture of that canon's holster? Might as well take a scout rifle with you. Looks just as big. JK


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