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A friend of mine is going elk hunting and was advised to bring a back up weapon for safety from bear and mountain lion. What ha

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  • Clay Cooper
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    Happy Myles, been busy as all get out at work. After 4 years in Alaska (86-90)running the Base Range (largest and busiest in central AK), Director of High Power Competition for Tanana Valley Sportsmen’s Association in Fairbanks and shooting with the Air Force Team, I get to hear some really wild stories and really mess with the minds of Green Horns!!

    id I ever tell'ya about the 2 Fellas going for trophy rams & sighted in at 400 yards. The two rams were down hill at 200ish yards. The rest of the story is obvious including should've sighted in at the gold standard of 200!

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  • jeffo52284
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    the only time I have had any hint of anything after me was when I walked back out of a hunting area and found mountain lion tracks in my tracks. had no idea he was there, I was carrying a side arm but it would not have mattered if it was a 9mm or a 454 that thing could have been on me and I would have been screwed before I ever even had a chance to think about using any firearm

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  • Treestand
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    JHO~~ You just can't beat a 10mm/Glock M30/M20 15+1 when Bow or Gun Hunting for Large or Dangers Game or when you are caught in a Wolf Pack Attack! Be "Prepared" for any thing when in the WILD.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    Of course if you are hunting with your neighbor a .22 is all you need. Just shoot him in the knee cap and while the bear is busy with him walk away briskly. You also get another parking space out of the deal.

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  • Sourdough Dave
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    There is an important difference between stopping and killing. A .357 will kill a bear but not before it kills you. The object is to stop it from killing you. For this purpose I carry a .44 mag.

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  • Ontario Honker Hunter
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    No prairie in the Flathead. You need a lesson in geography, Mr. Wannabee.

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  • Amflyer
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    You know, years ago I remember seeing some guy with his pants pulled up real high walking around out on the prairie trying to shoot blue grouse with a can of bear spray...you don't suppose...?

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  • 007
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    When bowhunting for whitetails (from a treestand), I usually have a Super Blackhawk handy, loaded with Speer 300 gr. soft points. I'm not afraid, but I ain't stupid either, I have no plans to beat a bear or pack of coyotes off my feet with an arrow.

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  • Safado
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    I've never elk hunted but I would carry enough rifle for the game I'm hunting and anything that may be hunting me.

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  • Happy Myles
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    Clay,
    Had a hunch my story would bring out your front sight comment. Where have you been?

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  • Clay Cooper
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    throng? YA' BUDDY!

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  • Clay Cooper
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    Jay, have you ever noticed the wind conditions in bear country? Need to think that one throng! I always wondered where those chili peppers in bear scat cam from?

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  • DEER30
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    thanks yall, great advice on both sides for him and myself. He was the lucky one who could afford the first trip out but I hope to follow asap. I will pass along.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    You mean about the testosterone-laden pachyderm?

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  • Clay Cooper
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    ken.mcloud is still "MIA", I wonder if Happy Myles was right after all!

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