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    Grizzly Bear attack near Grand Tetons

    If you haven't seen it, a hunting guide from Jackson, WY was killed by a Grizzly on Friday near the Grand Tetons. He and his client had shot an elk the evening before, and went back for it the next day. While working on it, the bears attacked, switching between the two at one time. They had a pistol, but couldn't get a shot off for some reason. The guide was found Sat, dead.

    Now I'm going to WY in 1 week, to visit my daughter on a field assignment. We're going to camp in the back country, in (guess where) the Grand Tetons. Can't carry a gun on the plane, I'll be travelling light with just carry on. She has bear spray. All I have that might work is a .44 New Service anyway, for small arms.

    https://buckrail.com/two-elk-hunters...still-missing/

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    I would buy a Glock 10mm for the trip. 13 +1 rounds. You can go through TSA and check it in.

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    The thing is the guy that survived had a gun and ran away. The guide did not have a gun and got mauled. Both bears will killed Sunday morning
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    I saw that pretty bad-- thought about what I would take traveling up there in bar country as well.

    I have a 41 mag but its a 4 inch, may not cut the mustard due to the short tube. 12 gauge would be good I think.

    https://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/20...k-10mm-pistol/

    Here a story about another bear attack down in New Mexico and a Glock 10 mm. The man who was attacked had the wrong ammo in the Glock and thought twice it seems, before pulling the trigger. He did good and got out alive- not sure what I would have done.
    Last edited by Ugly; 09-17-2018 at 01:40 PM.
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    Wow, the guy with the gun ran away. Holy shit. Anyways, if you won’t carry it in a checked bag, you can overnight to yourself in care of your daughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azshot View Post
    If you haven't seen it, a hunting guide from Jackson, WY was killed by a Grizzly on Friday near the Grand Tetons. He and his client had shot an elk the evening before, and went back for it the next day. While working on it, the bears attacked, switching between the two at one time. They had a pistol, but couldn't get a shot off for some reason. The guide was found Sat, dead.

    Now I'm going to WY in 1 week, to visit my daughter on a field assignment. We're going to camp in the back country, in (guess where) the Grand Tetons. Can't carry a gun on the plane, I'll be travelling light with just carry on. She has bear spray. All I have that might work is a .44 New Service anyway, for small arms.

    https://buckrail.com/two-elk-hunters...still-missing/
    My son worked for the Park Service in Grand Teton as a botanist for 4 years, often in the back country. All he was allowed to carry was bear spray.

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    Leaving any carcass overnight in bear country was likely a mistake...

    Remember, the further North you go, the more likely you are to run into something that'll eat your horse.

    An old observation:

    The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter.

    They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking.

    The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them.

    This might cause a bear to charge.

    Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered.

    Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear's sensitive nose and it will run away.

    It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area.

    People should be able to recognize the difference between Black bear and grizzly bear scat.

    Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur.

    Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.
    Last edited by dogface6; 09-17-2018 at 09:15 PM.

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    I used to do an annual deer/elk hunt in the Scapegoat Wilderness out of Lincoln, MT. When I didn't have my rifle (Browning in .300 Winchester Magnum), I always carried the S&W shown below for protection. I don't know if it would have stopped a Grizzly, but six 240 grain JSPs would at least slow him or her down. I also knew to give them a wide berth.

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    I watched a documentary once on what's the best thig to carry for defense of bear attacks. To sum up the guy said the most effective thing that people should carry is bear spray and they showed how far it sprays bla la bla. BUT......at the very end of the show the reporter asked him what HE personally carries in the woods. What do you think he said??? Yeah you were right, he keeps it in a holster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 73shovel View Post
    My son worked for the Park Service in Grand Teton as a botanist for 4 years, often in the back country. All he was allowed to carry was bear spray.
    That is nuts.
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