This is a discussion on Headed into "Bear Country". What should I carry with me? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Caertaker This is sound advise. A well placed shot in your companion's leg will give you ample time to get a away. ...
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With correct shot placement I truly believe this would work......
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The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can carry is your BRAIN. You need to study these carefully:
Living with Bears in Colorado*
There are two sections of the above:
- Living/Co-existing with bears, and
- Camping and Hiking in Bear country
The most important matter is to: KEEP your campsite CLEAN and FOOD FREE and SOAP FREE
Try not to surprise a bear (bells, etc.) and if you run into a Sow with Cubs depart post-haste very carefully.
The brochures have all of the necessary info, but the gun and caliber is WAY DOWN the list!
Another important point: The bears feeding cycles are extremely disrupted because of drought and fires therefor BE VERY careful.
Exactly. Be armed but know that common sense will probably make your gun un-necessary with black bear in Colorado.Living with Bears!
The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can carry is your BRAIN.
One should know what bears he may encounter. Black bear scat has seeds grass and maybe some hair in it. Grizzly bear scat has bells in it .
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Carry a small dog you just rescued from the pound. If the bear runs at you throw the dog at it. In a jam kittens will work also.
The most important thing to take is a slower hiking partner.
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“No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter, 1893
Smells like pepper spray too.Grizzly bear scat has bells in it .
honestly id just make sure someone has and always keeps a 12 guage shotgun on them. 1st shot slug. something that big. IF for some reason you are in a situation like that. you dont want to leave anything to CHANCE. make sure what you have will take care of the situation in as FEW shots as possible.
Heck, it ain't the Bears that'll et ya, it's the Lions (Catamounts)......You won't even see or hear them. You'll just feel your neck being broken, or your throat being ripped out. No gun needed.
Here's some more reading.
Actually, you're more likely to need the gun in the cities than in the mountains. No kidding there!
Actually, upon reflection, if you are camping or hiking with children the Cats are a risk - please read the attached carefully. Dogs too.
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