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#5725235 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: toad]
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Loc: Montana, Lewis and Clark Count...
Thanks for the link. I'll think on it.
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#5725396 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: derby_dude]
RJM Online   content
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Loc: Rochester, N.H. USA
grin...I am currently in Pennsylvania black powder deer hunting with Ken (firearms44) and several others. None of the other guys are carrying handguns....I'm still carrying the 357PD .41 Magnum.

Yesterday one of the guys was hunting about a mile from the cabin and I dropped him off with the agreement to pick him up at 6:50 pm... About 6:40 I get call from him to please come and pick him up about 300 yards west of the pickup area. Seems that at about 5:00 pm a bow hunter crossed the field right in front of him and when he saw my friend came over and apologized for for disturbing his hunt but he was in a stand across the field when he spotted a LARGE black bear that started tearing up a log not far from him... He then hurriedly left the area.

My friend stayed till about 6:15 when he started hearing growling coming closer....he then vacated the area also...and called me when he hit the road....

Funny now everyone one in camp is now planning on carrying from now on....

Bob
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#5725420 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: derby_dude]
byron Offline
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Registered: 01/07/09
Posts: 413
I will say that DR probably is spot on. What constitute's normal bear behavior? As to differing scenarios, kicking through the willow's along the creek, I doubt it's going to make much difference what you're carrying. You will more than likely be hard pressed to deploy whatever you're carrying. Myself, I carry spray backed by a heavy caliber revolver when the range might be close.

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#5725792 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: Raisuli]
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Loc: Boise, Idaho
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RAISULI - "Chupacabras are becoming a problem in the Eastern Sierra, too."


Really? When we lived in Los Angeles (36 years), we owned a vacation cabin up in the Sierra, but on the western slope, Tulare County. The chupacabras had pretty well been wiped out up there by the werewolves. I once talked with a Calif. Game Warden who told me that most of the werewolves were then over on the eastern slope, putting the sneak on all the chupacabras on that side of the Sierra and would soon "extinct 'em." Guess not. wink

L.W.
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#5725815 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: Leanwolf]
bobbyjack Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 476
I'll pass this on to you free of charge(course if you patend it
you might send me some $ back)take the Capsend pepper spray and

put the SKUNK SPRAY smell in it! Even the largest of Brown

or black bears will retreet from brother Skunk!

Bob

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#5726078 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: bobbyjack]
Raisuli Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 3100
Leanwolf,

Yeah, you're right! The werewolves were putting a healthy dent in the chupie population until zombies started biting the 'wolves back. Now we got night of the living chupies up there that're immune from head shots with silver bullets. Even worse, I heard tell a mean, wicked story that Rosie O'Donnell has been looking for property up there. Now that's a scary monster that even Godzilla fears. The Rosie thing's got Dracula more scared than Gilroy garlic, so he listed his castle with Prudential.

God, do I miss the Munsters. Herman sure had it goin' on!

Could it be it's gettin' close to All Hollow's Eve??? But the part about Rosie might be true 'cause the 'yotes ain't howlin' up there: they're cryin"!

Leanwolf, you keep going & I'll keep reading.

Just in case our non-Californian friends aren't aware that Gilbert Gilroy had to commence to garlic farmin' because Dracula was house huntin' up there: http://www.garlicworld.com/


Take Care,

R


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#5728088 - 10/19/11 Re: Bear self defense with a hand gun... [Re: Raisuli]
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Registered: 05/02/03
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Loc: Boise, Idaho
Originally Posted By: Raisuli
Leanwolf,

Leanwolf, you keep going & I'll keep reading.

Just in case our non-Californian friends aren't aware that Gilbert Gilroy had to commence to garlic farmin' because Dracula was house huntin' up there: http://www.garlicworld.com/


Raisuli, I'm afraid you've got me there. I don't think I can top that!

BTW, one of my hunting partners here was born and raised in Gilroy. He said today, he can't eat anything that has garlic in it. grin

L.W.
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