Man... that is some scary crap. I black bear hunt and am saving for a griz. hunt in BC or Alaskan brown bear hunt in AK. It is funny that with the best guns in the world you still have to wonder who the true hunter is. We do it enjoyment, the bears do it for survival.
That is some kinda crazy story! I guess it goes to show you that when it is not your time, you aren't leaving! It also shows that no matter the weaponry, the man or circumstances, we are in their home, and when we do that, we take the risk of becoming dinner...I cannot imagine the horror of that, being mauled by a large Brownie. THank GOd he had the presesnce of mind to respond as he did!!
Either empty the Glock or leave it home. Heavy hard cast bullets usually 44 Mag or better please.
Even the people who grew up out there in the bush make mistakes. Glad he's alive after getting mauled. Very heroic sounding article. Can't say that I'm sold on that is just how it happened exactly as it happened, but then, we won't ever know. Wish the writer had put down just the facts and not made it so glamourous. But then, that isn't "great outdoors writing".
Let me start off by saying that I am a scaredy cat.
For someone that spent 3 years in 82nd Airborne jumping out of all manner of military aircraft, my friends find this ludicrous - but... it is what it is!
Climbing stand? Yep, still scared - put me up 15' and that is about it.
Ladder stands? I am better in these - but still cautious.
Chain on stands? Used to love them, now they terrify me.
I was once ridiculed for putting chain on stands waaaay too high - some of my friends...