Any of you ever encounter a bear innawoods? How did you handle it?
>>46039249Thank you for your input
No gonna lie op, skunks are a whole lot more interesting than bears. Bears won't see you most of the time but skunks always seem to sniff you out. Probably just me. Skunks are pretty cool though.
>>46039284Got any cool skunk facts?
>>46039240Yeah>hunting for durr with brothers and dad inna central PA>posted on a fallen tree with my back to the root clump>suddenly bear>say "hello bear" >bear turns 360 degrees and bolts out of there. Black bears are harmless unless they're with cub. You're more likely to get bored by a buck during rut.
>>46039345Gored not bored.
>>46039304Yeah a bit actually.Skunks have very shit eyesight so they rely on their nose mostly. They wont spray unless absolutely necessary and even then they need time to "recharge" their asshole after spraying. They stomp with their front claws kinda as a warning first and flash their asshole a few times.They're actually kinda playful though. They're related to otters and ferrets.Overall skunks are cool. 9/10 Musteloid.
>>46039345I know that. It's the grizzlies I'm worried about.>be me, 14>in Boy Scouts on outing>walking along trail>round corner>black bear rounds corner at the same time>I jump>the bear jumps>bear takes off running>freaked out, haul ass back to camp>tell scoutmaster, he laughs
>>46039353>stomp their claws and flash their asshole a few timeshuh, kind like my neighborhood crackhead.Cool skunk facts though, anon. Thanks
>See Black bear>Black bear sees me>Black bear nopes the fuck outEvery time
Lived & Worked in the wilderenss all my life. Have encountered a few bears. Mostly they just wanna be left alone and go their way less you seem a threat. Never had one that made me feel like it would attack. Seemed mostly they follow live & let live.Big fear, generally is if cubs are around, mom is to & she ain't guna like anything near her brats.
Y isn't this thread in /out/?
>>46039499cuz I was gonna ask what caliber will stop a charging bear but forgot to add it
>>46039499Isn't /out/ full of decked out in REI city hikers?
>>46039509mostly /out/ists who are too afraid of skinwalkers/rapists/the boogeyman to go innawoods solo.
>>46039508For a charging bear I would want a 12 ga 000 buck 3" mag or 12 ga with slugs. But thats just me talking about my life, but really why is the bear charging you. It might be trying to scare you off from its cubs....Bear spray, use bear spray if you can
Ive seen a couple brown bears in california when rafting. Even a mother with cubs. They dont do anything. As long as you keep your distance they want nothing to do with you.
>>46039508somebody will post the caliber success chart, I don't have it saved.Don't remember if it was broken down by species or not, but the tl;dr was anything better than .380 was pretty much equal in outcome
>>46039240I did, one. He was out in the woods with his boyfriend for a hike. Nice people, they thought my AK looked cool, which is high praise from a homosexual.
>>46039690You saw brown black bears in CA. Theres no brown bears in Cali
>>46039345180 degrees, mutt education Anon. Turning 360 means ending up with the same orientation towards you.
>>46039820imagine being a e*ro tourist post your gun lisence retard
I've only come across black bears, and they always skidaddle as soon as they are meThis guy made me nervous though
>>46039240I live off grid in the woods, see bears all the time.Last encounter was a couple days ago I was going to feed the chickens and right on the other side of the bush a bear growled at me pretty loudly.I didn't have any protection, so I just casually ignored it.Like pitbulls, if you react scared and run in a playful/scared way, you can be charged or attacked.Best thing to do is not get closer, not show your back, dont cry like a faggot, and casually create a larger gap between you and the bear.
>>46039864>are mesee me, rather
>>46039853>doesn't know what 360 degrees are>calls others retardsLike clockwork
>>46039441>be me, 3>rubbing face on trees>round corner>human rounds corner at same time>i jump>human jumps>human takes off running>freaked out, haul ass back to cave>tell other bears, they laugh
Ive seen my share or black bears in northern Ontario. Generally they are 300 pound racoons, who run when you scream at them. I had an encounter in the woods once, don't remember how close I was, pretty close though. I looked at him, he looked back at me. A few seconds later he lumbered off back into the woods to do whatever bears do. That was an interesting day.
>>46039894>>46039820This is to be bait
>>46039820>>46039894I swear Y*ros are giving leafs for their money in regards to terrible posts.
>>46039240>be naplesfag>leaving for work>fucking fat albert is going at the garbage can again>fat albert is an obese black bear >garbage can is now in middle of drive way>get out of tactical chevy sonic>tell fat fuck to move>doesn't>ready 10mm everyday>nudge the fat piece of shit with my foot>annoyed grunt>he fucks off another day
>>46039240Imagine leaving your house and going innawoods in the first place.
See black bears on the regular. You see them, they see you, then everyone just goes about their business. They will either meander away or ignore you. Never encountered brown bears
>>46039240A couple weeks ago a woman from my town was mauled by a bear not far from my neighborhood. Apparently she was watching a comet and the bear walked into arms reach of her. Of course she tried to run.Anyway, carry a gun preferably a .45 or 10mm with some buffalo bore hardcasts. Make yourself big, loud, and don't run. IF the bear gets close, unload on its face.
>>46039912Anon is right about black bears being giant raccoons. Nothing to worry about. They run away.
>>46039810Thats bogus. The grizzly range is the entire west and when they declared them "extinct" was the peak of redwood timbering when the whole area was clearcut. Theres plenty of youtube videos of brown bears around Tahoe which is where I saw them wayyyyy too big to be black bears. The mother bear I saw was easily 7-8 feet tall.
>>46040038She shouldn't of run like a retard. Prey runs. You are never out running a bear or any other wild animal. I live In a bear heavy area. I see them all the time. You just make some noise, tell them to get the fuck out of here and they run away.One summer there was a particularly aggressive black bear around who bluff charged me. Fuck that nigger bear. I didn't run. Just stood there like you are supposed to. The bear fucked off. As soon as hunting season started, that fucker was gone.
>>46040003lay the foundation pupper
>>46039240in the woods or on my frt porch?
>>46039820You have to go back
>>46040003if i have to shoot a big fucking bear at my house, how do i get rid of an 800 pound body?
>>46039240When i see them theyre usually already moving away. My buddy one time hit one in his lifted tacoma going about 60. Bear was crossing the highway in a storm. Truck was very fucked up. Alignment was shit. It was a super nice truck for a highschooler and he cried about it.
>>46040101You probably cant outrun a turtle but I might be able to.
Yes, at a national park near the Blue Ridge Parkway. I told him I would knock him out like Fedor Emilianenko and he ran away back into the woods.
>>46039240Yes. Woke up at like 4 in the morning while camping and a black bear was sniffing my tent. Black bears are pussies and will run until they can't run anymore, so I jumped up and started yelling. The lil nigga bear bolted.
>>46039284They are cute
>>46039240My uncle held a camcorder in one hand and threw rocks at it with the other. I wish I was making this shit up...
>>46039240I was in Yosemite once and a blackbear was rummaging through my pack so I shoved it over with my foot and it ran away.
>>46039240I occasionally see black bears. Closest was at about 20 yards. They always head for the hills. But since we also have mountain lions here in the Ozarks I always go with at least a sidearm with me if not a rifle or shotgun.
>>46039240Threw him some sweet teryaki beef jerky which he started sniffing, eating, waved at him and walked away. Its bears, not the fucking xenomorph who leaves not alternatves but exterminating i
>>46040101>you are never out running a bear or any other wild animal.False, humans are some of the best evolved endurance runners on the planet.
>>46043045>feeding bears Chines tourist tier behavior anon
>>46043068real chinese would eat the bear
i like these threads cause i think bears are neat and i like reading the stories of people encountering bears and the bears just noping away rather than getting needlessly blasted
I ran into a bear once. I tried shooting it with my .44 mag ruger alaskan, but got unlucky and hit the skull. It bounced off and hit me in the shoulder. I only managed to get one more shot as the bear charged me at light speed and suddenly appeared behind me. Needless to say I missed. The bear removed both my legs and then ran away when it heard the bells of the forest rangers in the distance. When those rangers saw I had tried to defeat a bear with a gun they couldn't stop laughing.
>>46043045>Threw him some sweet teryaki beef jerkyNot a good idea. You don't want bears associating people with food. How do you not know this?
>>46043099>I ran into a bear once. I tried shooting it with my .44 mag ruger alaskan, but got unlucky and hit the skull. It bounced off and hit me in the shoulder. I only managed to get one more shot as the bear charged me at light speed and suddenly appeared behind me. Needless to say I missed. The bear removed both my legs and then ran away when it heard the bells of the forest rangers in the distance. When those rangers saw I had tried to defeat a bear with a gun they couldn't stop laughing.Idiot.
Just a black bear. Scared him off by talking in a normal tone. >hey you fuck what the hell do you think you're doing He darted some 30yds away and hid behind a tree watching me. Poor bastards are afraid of their own shadows it's a wonder they've made it this far.
>>46043123>Poor bastards are afraid of their own shadows it's a wonder they've made it this far.Um, thats why they've survived this far, the alternative is getting shot. You are not smart, the bear sort of is.
>>46043092I keep bear spray just because shooting a bear in self defense TM has a ton of legal bullshit you need to go through to prove use of force was necessary. I have seen hundreds of bears and have had to use spray on a few of them. Only bear that got the bullet was this young bear that was obviously starving that tried to make a meal out of my buddy. Spray didnt deter it so it got 16 round of 9mm.
>>46043236fuck around and find out
>>46043057>enduranceHe was obviously referring to panic-mode sprinting, not jogging the Boston Marathon.
>>46043467Endurance vs sprinting has been a predator prey games since the dinosaurs
>>46039240>Be me camping with frens>'Boom Boom Crash'>"Finally! Wait, I'm in a tent.">Hear buddy yelling and running across the site toward his rv>Wtf is going on>"Get back here you fuck!" -buddy>*Poke head out*>See glorious flabs jiggle into the woods, boltgun in his hand.>*Walk lazily after them with carry gun*>Catch up a few minutes later.>"Wtf was that?">"(Heavy breathing) Yogi took my bag,(breath) shit cost like (big breath)$300">Idiot left donuts in his rv and went for a night piss. >I go back to sleep, he stomps around the rest of the night looking for Smokey. >We still visit the spot from time to time, he always stomps around new areas with his rifle "looking for fresher firewood">They took his dough and he goes full Paul Kersey
>>46043655What a terrible incomprehensible green text. Try again
One of my dad's fudd buddies got changed by a bear while hunting elk back in the 90s. 3 rounds of .300win may and a trip to the ranger station and he had a bear skin on his wall.
Bears aren't real, anon.
>>46040003Lay the foundation pupper
>>46043505And that will somehow allow you to not get caught by something that can hit 25-30 mph?
>>46039240Yeah. I died.
Literally ran into black bears several times while running trails out in the woods. First time I saw one it was>huh, that’s a big black dog out in the middle of the woods by itself>nope, not a dog>it’s a bearThe we both scamper off our superstar ways. Only thing that’s sketchy is I’ve twice had cubs run across the trail about 50m ahead of me while coming back in on a long run. The second time with momma bear in tow. She was gave me a good hard look before fucking off. Don’t carry a gun cause running.
>>46039240Yeah I came across a black bear. It wasn't very big. Ended up pulling my revolver out and shooting it once into the dirt. The bear just noped the fuck out and left.Black bears you stand your ground and act big and scary, they're pussies unless it's a mama and her cubsBrowns/Grizzlys - Back away slowly, don't look em in the eyes. If they attack use bear spray, I'd only shoot if you know you can kill it, otherwise if the spray don't work or the gun doesn't, you're kinda fucked. Just try to seem like you're not a threat and they should leave you alone.Polar bears you're fucked if they know you're there. You can try to remove a piece of clothing whilst running (if you're running you're extra fucked), heard they often will check out whatever you dropped, but you're kinda fucked unless you got a high powered gun and can dispatch them before they get you. Always remember to bring a machine gun of sorts I guess.
>>46039240was the bear hydrated?
>>46040003when in rome
>>46044368>Polar bears you're fucked if they know you're there. You can try to remove a piece of clothing whilst running (if you're running you're extra fucked), heard they often will check out whatever you dropped, but you're kinda fucked unless you got a high powered gun and can dispatch them before they get you. Always remember to bring a machine gun of sorts I guess.Bring a greenland dog. They love playing with polar bears. The bears might not reciprocate, but greenland dogs aren't exactly known for giving a fuck about such trifles.
>>46043505>>46043057First, no. FIT humans who run regularly are among the best endurance runners on the planet. Most people can't jog a mile without stopping, and if they can, need 12+ minutes to do it. Second, that shit is completely irrelevant unless you have a lot of open space. Prey animals don't run flat out to escape predators, they move at a fast speed while conserving energy, and continually turn/change direction as the predator is about to overtake them, then accelerate rapidly. This exhausts the attacker. If they just try to sprint away they'll tire out and be vulnerable. If a person tries to just run down a path, they'll get run down and die. Very few animals will fail to catch you moving in a straight line. Third, Black bears move at 25-30mph. Most people are lucky to clear 7mph over anything longer than a few hundred yards. Athletes average 15mph in sprints. Top runners can hit 25mph or so, with the best, ever, doing 28. You're not outrunning a bear unless that bear is genuinely retarded.
>>46044269>Don’t carry a gun cause running.Don't be retarded, wear a camelback and put it in there if you can't figure out a .380 in the waistband or some other option. You're vulnerable as fuck on a run, especially on the return leg.
>>46044368SMLE seems to work fine for natives
>>46043362Around bears always be prepared
>>46039240Anyone remember that anon that ran outside in his underwear and broke a chair over a black bear's head because it was eating his fruit?
>>46039284>>46039353There used to be a skunk that lived near my house and on three separate occasions, I accidentally walked within 10 feet of him while hunting at night. Always scared the shit out of me but I never got sprayed.
>>46039869Is it really off the grid if you have wifi
>>46039284I went to a college that had a major skunk population. Seemed like every time you walked around a corner at night you’d bump into one. Luckily they were very used to humans, plus they’re usually very careful about choosing when to spray, so it was never an issue.
>>46039240Yeah, but I was doing my 5 mile/day power walk (was fat once). Bear warning signs out, but fuck it. Sure enough, little black bear minding it's business at the midpoint of my walk. Ignored it, it ignored me, and we got on with our day.
>>46039240Yeah I had a bear run after me when I was 14 years old, it ran after me for ten yards, but I was fast enough to close the door of the cabin on his nose, grabbed my father's sporterised Lee-Enfield slightly opened the door and shot it at almost point blank. Ten years later there's still a faint blood stain on that porch.
>How did you handle it?I got out my phone and filmed it like a man.
>>46043655>”wait, I’m in a tent”What?
>>46045209How do you know it was the same skunk all three times?
>>46045308I might add that I kept the skull as a memento
>be me>innawoods (of course)>walking along, its summer so I'm going for a light day pack w/shorts, T-shirt, backpack, carry gun>Glock 20 I'm open carrying cuz BLM land fuck it>walked for an hour from my car>know theres a river ahead, want to refill my water and test my filtration system>round the bend and see a fucking bear in the river>just sits there half in the water>figure, fuck it, doesnt look upset>walk over to the river about 25 feet up, keeping my mind on the big iron on my hip>bend over and start filling my water, keep watch out of the corner of my eye>the bear is fucking big, like 6'4 if standing, looks like it had huge ass muscles barely covered by some extra weight for hibernation or something idfk>decide to see how timid the bear is, hears they scare easier than you think>take off my shirt and pack>if it charges I'll try and raise the shirt over my head and look bigger than I am>take off my shoes and socks>fold everything up on the riverbend>put the glock under the socks>ease into the water real slow>the fucking bear is practically eye fucking me>I know that thing could eat me if it wanted too>"hey, you're pretty cute" the bear says>long story shirt let him use my mouth like a fleshlight>cums in my throat >A brown bear head the commotion and ripped my head off because I left my glock upstream like an idiotAnyways, I really dont think you need 10mm like everyone says. I'm like 85% sure you would do fine with ball or +p 9mm, if a bear charges at you it's going head first, and you just need to put a round into its skull to drop it.
>>46045382How did you dispose of the body but manage to keep its skull? Also, why didn’t you turn it into a rug or something?
>>46040093I truely hope you saw a grizzly. I dont think so however. Size alone isnt enough. Look for head shape, body shape. Weve got black bears in MN that go 650lbs +. Big bastards.
>>46045470>why didn’t you turn it into a rug or something? If I remember correctly, we kept the whole skin with the head, but we already have two bear fur rugs back home (including a polar bear one, having some connection with inuits has its perks). Also because it was summer when that happened, the skin was ridden with fly. So it was not worth the hastle and the investment to try to hire a taxidermist to naturalize it.>How did you dispose of the body?We ate most of it.>How did I manage to keep its skull?I burried the head in dirt for a year to remove the flesh, then cleaned it and doused it in bleach to restore the color.
>>46044186If you're far enough away and keep moving away it isn't going to maintain that 25-30 mph for long enough to get you.
>>46043505Yeah but you have it backwards genius.Endurance is useless for the prey if it can't outpace a predator's sprint.Endurance is only effectively used by predators; to continue pursuit until prey is exhausted.
>>46039240Yes, numerous times. All my encounters have consisted of trying to shoot them, but having them flee before i could get the camera fixed on the subject.>>46039284Skunks are more interesting, even shared my sleeping bag with one once.>>46039542True fact.
>>46043123When I was 17 a bear wandered through my camp. I was really annoyed with events that were going on in my life at the time so I stood up and >How bout you get THE FUCK out of here you stupid piece of shitBear left
>>46043362>nice place, nigga
>>46039240>black bearYelled at it, it ran off. They are rarely agressive towards people, but it can happen and you should still have a gun of whatever caliber you deem necessary if it comes down to it. For me, that starts at .40 S&W/.357 sig, but you could argue that you ought to have at least a 10mm. Any thing much bigger is overkill imo.>brownNever had it personally happen but they generally aren't aggressive either, unless you startle them. I talked to a Canadian hunting guide who had encountered a few and he said that he just tries to make his presence known (generally by calmly speaking at a reasonable level) and has his rifle close by in case it charges. At the time we talked, he said he had encountered at least half a dozen and hadn't had to shoot one yet.Moral of the story: Most animals, unless you startle them, back them into a corner, or get between them and their young, don't really want anything to do with you and will leave given the opportunity. However, they can still fuck the hell out of you and you should carry a big enough gun to shoot them if you can.In my mind hot 10mm heavy bullet hardcasts are just about as good as you can get. A glock 20 is a great balance between being able to reliably get adequate penetration on pretty much any land animal outside of Africa and capacity/recoil/weight. Plus you should have a WML if you are staying overnight, bears exist in the dark, too.
>>46047190>At the time we talked, he said he had encountered at least half a dozenWas he a flatlander Albertan?I don't even spend that much time in the bush anymore and still encounter more than that.
>>46039576I'm personally in the 10 mememeter camp, but you do you. A 12 gauge with slugs will absolutely fuck up anything, but they are too big and heavy for me to carry in a readily accessible manor while doing stuff innawoods.Also, actually take the time to read the instructions for your bear spray. Its not like pepper spray where you shoot it into the eyes, you draw a line between you and the bear on the ground with it.
>>46047230Maybe it was per season or something, its been a while and was a one-off conversation.
>>46045764I didnt just see one I saw a couple dozen over that summer. Black and brown bears. They are everywhere in that town. One even broke through my aunts glass door to get to the pantry.
>>46039240I yelled cheeky breeki iv damke and held my ak over my head like a tuskan raiderthe bear ran away like a little faggot
i met a bear oncedidn't end well
>>46039240I said hello bear and it grunted and we looked at each other and it walked off and I said goodbye bear and it looked over its shoulder and grunted.
i've encountered black bears 3 times, first time i just slowly walked sideways and the bear continued on the trail. Didn't even seem to notice me. 2nd time the fucker was pawing at the cooler we strung up and yelling was all it took. 3rd time was the same bear, but it wasn't running with the yelling so me and a buddy took some logs and banged them together and that did the trick.
>>46043362>honey I'm home
>>46039240Is there any greater show of manliness than raping a predator like a bear? Total conquering of nature.
Yes. The SAS survival guide tells you that when they charge you stand ground. Lofty Wiseman saved my life.A shark coming at you is far more terrifying DESU.
>>46039240>be cascade mountains fag>see black bear innawoods while fishing a small mountain lake>black bear see me>It shits and then bolts at full speedBlack bears are basically giant, retarded racoons.
>>46040003Lay the foundation pupper!
>>46043099You have to be joking. Post stumps if not
>>46039820This is painful to read.>>>/how.new.ru/
>>46043080Just the gallbladder.
Had a visit the other day at my unoccupied property where I have some fertilizer stored. Didn't see her, but judging by poop she's a big girl.
>>46053687 She did a number on my shed door. Snacked on some fish meal. When I visit that property, I'm now armed and bring my 3 wolves with.
>>46039240I have black bears around me. They're pretty skittish unless it's a mother with her cubs. I once got a little nervous when I was hunting durr with a muzzleloader and a 600lb. bear was behind me about 30yds away on it's hind legs sniffing at me. I was on ground level in a chair and had beef jerky in the seat. I got up and found a nearby pile of sand to crawl on top of and kept the gun ready but the bear eventually fucked off.
>>46049964Id say a lion would be the manliest animal to fuck. Or a gorilla
>>46039794You should've shot them, they can become really dangerous to families when they stop being afraid of people and break into houses at night.
>>46042890field dress, rent/borrow a pickup and an engine hoist
>>46043362>this isn't my house
>>46042890Eat bear, gain its power.
>>46044269>The second time with momma bear in tow. She was gave me a good hard look before fucking off. Don’t carry a gun cause running.>not running with your gun on youare youa fucking retard? You should get used to running with your gun on you, especially if you live in an area where you could get mauled by black bears, or black panthers.
>>4604726710mm is a meme round but a good bullet, it's basically as powerful or a little more than most 357 magnum rounds. Might be better to get something closer to a deagle chambered in magnum for more ammo, but you won't have nearly as much capacity.
>>46053712you should refit your property to bear bear proof anon
>>46054088>hunting with a muzzleloaderwhy
>>46055746>whyI guess you don't know that in many states there's a separate deer season for muzzle loaders? It gives you another chance at a deer plus its fun and interesting.
>>46055849Don't they let you carry a revolver or a handgun just in case? I know there's something similar for bow hunters, but if they get jumped by a bear they're allowed to unload if needed.
>>46039240Yes, black bears spook pretty easy. Rear up, get big, make a lot of noise, scare it off. Carry a gun in case it decides to make a stand.
>>46039240yes, I just distracted him with a riddle, for he was a bear of very little brain
Pretty good id say
>>46056389I still can't believe this guy lived
>>46057847Wilford Brimley died a few days ago.
>>46039240>be me innawoods>building a pretty kickass cairn in this clearing, want to get a sweet picture for /out/>pretty absorbed in being one with nature>catch a bit of movement out of the corner of my eye>it a bear, and it's watching me>to be fair, I did have my shirt off>no matter, get back to work>5 minutes later the bear comes out from the trees, and slowly approaches>I hear not to run , and to stare the aniaml directly in the eyes to assert dominance>It seems to be working, when I notice she has a glimmer in her eye>i get a halfie>I nod to her, and she turns, looks over her shoulder as if to say "come hither">i follow her as she strides back into the tree line>we walk for about a 1/4 mile, and then I see she has brought me back to her cave>I hesitate, but she has me fired up, so I follow her into the cave>She turns to face me, and the tension is unbearable (no pun intended)>we rush into each others arms, and kiss like our mouths were on fire, and our lust was the water what with to extinguish the flames>I bed her, and we lay together for what seems like hours>eventually i have to leave, so we exchange numbers and promise to keep in touch>i didn't see her for the next several months, so i went back to her cave>movers were there, she was nowhere to be found>i asked one of the movers where she was, and he said that she had been in a car accident a couple of months ago, and died. >it turns out she was pregnant>with my childFIN
>>46055951>Don't they let you carry a revolver or a handgun just in case? I know there's something similar for bow hunters, but if they get jumped by a bear they're allowed to unload if needed.Here's something retarded and often ignored about Missouri hunting laws: While archery hunting you're not supposed to carry a sidearm. Why no conservation officer has been able to explain to me. So I, like many other archery hunters just deep conceal while bow hunting. Its a stupid regulation that needs to go away, especially since he have mountain lions in southern Missouri.
>>46039240yeah, bear saw me and ran away, he seemed ok
>>46058150If you're so into beastiality just go fuck a nigger.
>>46058286Would rather fuck a horse than a nigger
>>46058295>Would rather fuck a horse than a niggerOkay then.
>>46039920sorta like yours?
>>46058286I'm not man, that bear was the sexiest animal I ever seen though..
>>46058256>you can't carry a gun while hunting in dangerous woodswhat in the fuck, man fuck that I agree with you guys that's insane
>>46058338>what in the fuck, man fuck that I agree with you guys that's insaneIts really stupid. I've walked back to my truck before and there were conservation officers in the parking lot. I chatted with them before leaving they've never asked if I had a sidearm but then it was concealed for that very reason. Its not seemingly enforced much but you might have a problem if open carrying like you normally would in the woods.
>>46039240Actually did this past Saturday, bit of a heart-thumper>hiking an overgrow trail in South Central Alaska>meaning to do a night or two on a gravel beach about 11 miles up the trail, packed for such>trail is very overgrown from the 2nd mile in, can't actually see my feet alot of the time>no machete, so im just pushing through making decent time>about mile 5 here a rustling>thats not me>look to my right, see the back end of fucking brown bear>4 feet away>hand goes to pistol, feet get to stepping>move far faster than anyone in that brush with a pack should>thats enough camping for now>on my way back through the brush, start noticing things like half eaten berries and spots on the brush that looked like something bigger than me pushed through and across the actual trail>realize im a fucking idiot for not noticing beforeSeriously folks, pay some fucking attention to your surroundings out there, I got way luckier than I should have, it could have gone so much worse
>>46058324>I'm not man, that bear was the sexiest animal I ever seen though..You do realize bears smell pretty bad, right?
>>46058460>Seriously folks, pay some fucking attention to your surroundings out there, I got way luckier than I should have, it could have gone so much worseFuckin yikes.
>>46039284> be me, student, staying at parents for holiday> noodle dog sees something at the screened-in slider> Has a run at the screen door> I jump up, make stairs just in time> fart squirrel fires its ass straight in to the house> hits dog, carpet, leather sofa, tv console> leave three days earlygood times.
>>46058489If you're down wind, you'll smell that swamp ass long before you see it.
>>46053687Are you traveling in India
>>46058580>If you're down wind, you'll smell that swamp ass long before you see it.Its pretty bad, odd musky stench.
>>46039508" ...For a bear cartridge anything equal to or more powerful than a . 41 Magnum or . 44 Magnum will be fine. Oldtime black bear hunters say that any load that throws at least a 200-grain or bigger solid bullet at 1000 fps or more will take any bear in the woods."Was also told a .357 with those solid copper X-point rounds would do a black bear.Anything less than above congrats it's an angry bear.
>>46039240Sort of, not last fall, but the fall before that, me and two of my buddies went on a hunting/camping trip. I was up in a stand, overlooking a clearing and to my 3 o'clock there was a dirt road and ditch of sorts they were in. Anyway armed with a Mauser 98 in hand, and a keltec RFB slung for emergencies I saw a cub approaching their position. It was my first time hunting, so I didn't understand the gravity of the situation, but they knew what was up so we noped out pretty quick. Sorry if my story was boring
>>46039820>implying the bear didn't moonwalk away
>>46039240Yeah Told it to “fuck off.”
If you had to fight a bear with no weapons, and you would respawn if you died, how many tries do you think it would take to kill it?
>>46058460>no machete, so im just pushing through making decent timeMachetes are a meme. People carry them because it's cool to walk around with a medieval sword. Machetes do not make hiking easier or more energy efficient.
>>46059152>Machetes are a meme
>>46039240yeah, the wet slapping sounds kept me away
>>46039820everywhere they go, e*rocucks are ALWAYS the most insufferable bumbling idiots
One time I was hiking with a group ion the AT and we saw a couple striped snakes on the trail, so we walked off to the side kinda spooked to get aroundThe guy in front looked up to find that we were less than 20 yards from 2 black bear cubs in a small tree, staring at us, and a mom about 10 yards behind, also staring at usWe backed away slowly and quietly and it was fine, but man my heart felt like a rock in an oil drum for a minute
>>46044231F in the chat lads
>>46039240 will my 92f compact with 13 rounds a Black bear? What about grizzlies?
Stop*>>46059427Not even hollow points? How dense are their muscles and still keep on going christ fuck bears
>>46059479unironically have heard that hollowpoints are bad for larger animals like bears. You need the extra penetration from something like a +p hardcast round but even standard 124gr ball would be better than something that has a lot of expansion.I'm not a hunter though
>>46045351Technically I don't, but I've never seen any other skunks around here before or after the month or so where I was encountering him, so.
>>46059188Machetes ARE a meme. They just slow you down. Did Indians use machetes? Did Aztecs use machetes? Become one with the jungle and you realise that you can move through the bush faster if you take paths of least resistance. Hacking through the bush like some one man bulldozer is a waste of time and energy.
>>46059795I think there are other reasons why the indians and aztecs didn’t have machetes homie
>>46059795Machetes are fine, do you hack every inch of the way through the woods? No you walk around like a normal person. Do you use them for light weight utility tools in place of an axe? Absolutely.
Gf was on a through-hike and pretty exhausted when she got her tent set up at the camp. Saw a brown bear going through the camp, popped a couple of melatonin to sleep and passed out. So I guess ignoring them is always an option.Pic semi related
>>46059899You can use a knife as an axe that weighs nothing. You just hit it into wood with whatever is lying around.
>>46059993Bears are attracted to foods. As long as she had nothing smelly lying around, she had nothing to fear.
>>46055667Autoloaders in stuff bigger than 10mm tend to be horrifically unreliable and/or negate its benefits by having excessive size, weight, recoil, and a lack of capacity. If Glock 20s are good enough for Norwegians to routinely gun down polar bears with, they are good enough for me.
>>46039240Yes. We made eye contact, it ran.RinseRepeatRinseRepeatI met a big boar once while I was out durr hunting who decided he'd woof at me instead of run, even followed me for a bit and just stared every time I turned around to yell. I put a soft point in the dirt about 3ft in front of him, haven't seen him since.
>>46060057Norwegians do not "routinely gun down polar bears" with anything. So your point is made up and irrelevant.
>>46039820poor quality bait, truly a shame you got as many replies as you did
>>46060057most polar bear kills with handguns tend to be either 357 or 44 magnum, the 357 deagles aren't that bad size wise from what I saw either. That being said 10mm is fine, I am just not a fan of the majority of models I've seen in them.
>>46059795Yes they did? In fact if they couldn't it was simply because they didn't have metallurgy down at the time, I know aztecs used clubs with obsidian edges, but it wasn't because it was better. It's like asking why Black beard didn't use a Beretta.
>>46060090>>46060136>they don't know about the sirius dog sled patrolslurk more.
>>46039508Anything that's not mouse caliber, and mouse caliber will work but you need several mags. Expect 5 or so shots if you're using sub 10mm.
>>46039576>but really why is the bear charging you. It might be trying to scare you off from its cubs....If a bear is charging you because of her cubs bear spray is not gonna work.
>>46060218>>hurf lurk moreno you retard, I'm talking the majority of recorded polar bear kills with small arms.
>>46043655Based Schizo Poster
>>46039240I head something moving. I looked around and clapped my hands. Bear turned his head at me. We looked at each for a minute and I continued my hike.
>>46039496All true enough, had a few younger grizz behave aggressively though
>>46039508Lot of hikers like .44 if they can find a lighter model. Shotgun will definitely do the trick. Majority of rifle rounds will put one down, but it might get to you before it falls
>>4606180144 is okay but in a lighter model you aren't going to get that many shots off accurately. I'm in the 10mm crowd, because it's definitely powerful enough to go through a bear skull, but also gental enough to mag dump accurately.At the same time, magdumping an autoloader can lead to malfunctions. So I would just get a 357mag revolver. 10mm and 357mag are identical in terms of power, and 6 shots is more than enough to kill a bear.
>>46039894>doesn't lurk enough to know an joke that's been running for more than 7 years>Further incapable of discerning joke via defined and clear cut structureEruocucks need to go and stay go
>>46061997>Eruocucks need to go and stay goYes.
>>46039284They're cute as fuck, despite being able to shart all that stinky crap all over you. Specially baby skunks, when they get annoyed they start throwing the cutest tantrums by stomping their from paws in the ground, it's ridiculously adorable. I wish I worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center to work with them.
>>46039820It's a meme you colossal retard, lurk more and post less until you familiarize yourself with board's culture and habits.
>>46059795>Did Indians use machetes? Did Aztecs use machetes?I genuinely can't tell if this is bait or if you're really just the dumbest motherfucker in this thread.
>>46039240I grew up in the woods near pikes peak. Bears don’t look for trouble anon. The revenant is a meme.
>>46043099>and suddenly appeared behind me.And then the bear whispered "Omae wa mou shindeiru".
>>46045333He's joking about fantasizing about operatin during home defense scenarios.
>>46044269>Don’t carry a gun cause running.That is cute, do you think you can outrun a pissed off momma bear?
>>46050094>SAS survival guide>bears>EnglandAre there a lot of bears in the British Isles?
>>46062517The SAS go outside GB occasionally
>>46039240>Any of you ever encounter a bear innawoods?A few times.>How did you handle it?A loud "FUCK OFF BEAR" has always worked.The 44 mag is for the day it doesn't.
>>46062545Try yelling WANNA FUCK next time and tell us what happens.
>>46062554Been thereDone that
>>46039240>How did you handle it?Steady gaze. Clear voice. Firm handshake. Hasn't failed me yet.
>>46039240>working at a goldmine>in the bosses truck goign up the mountian indawoods>driving along this trail.>see bear up the on on the edge of a 20ft height sheer drop to the left of us.>boss get right mad and starts goign on about somthing yells to stop the truck.>slow down> he hops out grabs a big rock and hurls it at this innocent looking bear.THUD! hits the bear right between the eyes.>bear sits on his hind legs and shakes his head.>we drive on up to the site. >have to listen to the boss talking about teaching the bears not to fuck with us cause he don't want one sneaking up on him when he's taking a piss.
>>46063510your boss is gonna get revenge killed