I read a post tonight about bear attacks out west and I got to wondering... what do you folks do out west when you are hunting deer, elk, etc... about fending off bears that might attack?
Do you carry a sidearm?
Rely on your rifle?
Use bear repellent?
In the article I read, the guy was in danger of being charged with killing the bear and he really was frightened for being charged as a criminal - when he contended - and later proved, the beast charged him.
I want to go out west in 2012 but those darn bears are worrying me!