posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 01:48 PM
reply to post by lakewoodrealtor
A real life bear story (I was carrying):
Last week I was fishing in the Alaska wild in bear country. No one else around. I was fishing in one of those hot once a year salmon holes. What I
didn't realize was that I was fishing right where a brown bear like to fish. I was taking his spot.
I had strapped on my 357 mag for the first time in a couple of years, don't know why, just did.
I looked down stream 20 feet and saw a small brown bear coming my way and acting aggressive. I no sooner had the thought to watch out for momma bear
when she charged out of the woods, made a loud woof and stopped. I drew the 357 and was about to snap off a few rounds when she disappeared.
In retrospect having a gun was good, having it right handy was good, I just think a bigger caliber would have been nice as that bear was large and it
was coming on fast. Since then I have done some target practice to see if I could hit anything and guess what, at first I was missing a lot.
Occasional practice is also a good thing!
I have fished Alaska 35 years now and have seen bears many times while fishing. This is the first time I was charged by a bear. I have rarely carried
a weapon and I own maybe 50 or so of all calibers.
BTW, I had a friend who was killed by a brownie. Not much left of him after.