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    I agree, my 500 mag makes me feel better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    no law would keep me from carrying for protection from man or beast.
    I agree, and always feel more safe doing so, especially when I'm deep in the back country by myself. I do like to hunt solo a lot too.
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    Second that "In God We Trust". No matter the state, legal or not, I go in heavy. And I'm not trying to 1-up "Coloradohunter", because this is one of the most terrifying encounters I've every read.

    If you're interested in a read, here's the short story that I've submitted to a few magazines (no takers yet) https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...V0JwcD8lA/edit

    Here are some pics I was able to snap @ 19 yards...unfortunately with a camera phone.

    I am 100% convinced that if I didnt have my pistol, the cat would have charged. Probably saved my life.
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    I archery hunt and spend a lot of scouting time in the mountains without any protection. I guess I'd better rethink my safety and start carrying a handgun or bear spray. fatrascal.

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    I think bear spray would be affective, I think Bugle magazine had an article comparing firearms vs spray and the "experts" say the spray is you best defense against bears. Don't see why it would not be affective on cats too.

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    I was reading an article (can't remember exactly where) about bear spray. The author said wasp spray was very effective too. Temporarily blind whatever it hits....including humans. It is pretty cheap and will spray effectively up to 20'.
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    I was skeptical about bear spray at first, I figured it couldn't be that effective and the only the worse than a bear coming after me was a bear who was pissed off because I sprayed him in the face.

    I've since read up on it and become sufficiently of the combination of it's effectiveness, the advantage of the wide spray pattern and the concept of being able to give the bear a second chance that I got a can.

    That said, I still carry my pistol because I figure if I spray the bear (or lion) and it doesn't stop, I better be able to kill it.

    I was working in the San Francisco Bay Area when they found that mountain lion that had killed one or two joggers and attacked another one. Since then, I've heard about several other incidents with them, so I'm not going to take any chances.
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    This is a bit off topic but IMO if the problem bears that are trapped and relocated would get a good dose of bear spray, that they associated with a human, that they would flee everytime they came in contact with a human.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trkytrack2 View Post
    This is a bit off topic but IMO if the problem bears that are trapped and relocated would get a good dose of bear spray, that they associated with a human, that they would flee everytime they came in contact with a human.
    Calfornia DF&G does something similar, Wild Justice showed them releasing one and they shot it with bean bags (from shot guns) and sent dogs after it.
    Ah, the nostalgic aroma of a yak dung stove brewing up some tea full of herbs best left untranslated.
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