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Author Topic: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??  (Read 93013 times)

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Offline Five-Oh

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2010, 11:07:34 AM »
Geezus :(

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2010, 11:10:09 AM »
I recall seeing those photos. Hes lucky that its his back and not his stomach. Woudl be all over then for sure.

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2010, 11:33:18 AM »
Here is a link to an earlier discussion about bears. Some good stories.

BEARS & me & prospecting / you ?
What the heck - lets just keep mixin' stuff together till it blows up or smells REALLY bad!

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #23 on: March 23, 2010, 12:12:59 PM »
Thanks everyone for the replys!!!! They sure came quick!! I am looking into buying a gun, I just got my PAL, just for this reason. I think a shotgun is what I will be buying. A guy told me to load the first two shots with bird shot and shoot just in front of the bear to try and scare it off without hurting it much, than if he proceeds to attack the rest of the rounds should be slugs, and aim for the body not the head, as there head is built like a German tank. Another fact I have heard, is not to shoot off a gun as a noise maker, some bears relate this to a fresh kill, and will come to the sound looking for food.

Next I will buy a refillable air horn and pepper spray, all this should keep me feelin safe if I ever did have an acounter. Thanks again for all the info, lots to think about.

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #24 on: March 23, 2010, 12:19:25 PM »
Hey Dwayne, I think I have a a solution involving a "sword" you mentioned. How about a bayonet??? A sword that shoots, doesnt get much better than that!!! Ide probly be the first to have a bayonet yeilding shotgun!! ;D

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2010, 12:21:32 PM »
Oh yeah, and Larry and juu907, Thanks for the pics........really made me feel better!!! <~ShOcK~>

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #26 on: March 23, 2010, 12:27:27 PM »
Forget bird shot..... <-NO_>    load up with a couple of slugs and then 00 buckshot in your shotgun...better safe than sorry   <~ShOcK~>  <-good_>

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #27 on: March 23, 2010, 12:27:51 PM »
one last thing here then i will be quite. something that has worked well for me around camp is to rig up a noise alarm. as simple as mono fish line strung around the camp area rigged up to any thing that will make a racket when the line is engaged that will give you some warning. also a few empty aerosol cans smeared with bacon grease and spread around outside of camp will tend to chase them off when they bite into them and get a nasty taste. anyhow glad you are getting a shotgun. 870 rem. would be a good choice.   jerry

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #28 on: March 23, 2010, 12:31:38 PM »
juu907

Remington 870 is the perfect choice  <-good_> <-yahoo_> {-applause-}
It holds 2 slugs and 3 buckshot and does not jamb in a panic situation...

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Re: Is panning in Grizzly country safe??
« Reply #29 on: March 23, 2010, 12:33:10 PM »
Bacon grease and aerosol...sounds interesting!! I think the bacon grease would kinda lure them into my area first tho. Would be kinda funny to see a grizzly with a flourecent orange smile. lol!!!@*

 


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