this should help answer your questionsmoonchicken said:Wow, mama bear came out of nowhere. If it was me in that boat, I would have probably ended up as bear food, or at least in need of new underwear.
So what do people do here in GA when they go to places that are under WMA jurisdiction and cannot carry a gun? Will the pepper spray work in your favor or in the bear's favor?
In your favor, the pepper spray would make the bear stop the charge and turn away. In the bear's favor, the pepper spray would serve as seasoning for his lunch. :?
I don't know much about bears either, but what are the differences between black and brown bears? Is one more aggressive than the other? Which kind of bears are you more likely to encounter around these parts?
You mean the .500? While I can't be certain, there was a recent story of two retired Navy physicians attacked by a bear after they shot it on their property, then stalked it to finish it off. The husband saved the wife's life quite literally. Apparently the wife was ambushed while at point, and when the husband began shooting, the head of the wife was in the boar's mouth.Thorsen said:I'm glad he managed to scare off the bear instead of having to kill it seeing as how she had dependent cubs. But would that caliber handgun have really have stopped the bear if she wasn't scared away? I've never shot anything that big, so I am really curious. Anyone know for sure?
:?: Maybe he had the snub nose model. I have a .460 with an 8" barrel and it is very controllable. I've shot both the .460 and .500 one handed before and didn't severe my thumb.moga said:Not missing a beat, her husband shot five rounds into the bear with a .460 Magnum, killing the bear before it could kill his wife. The handgun had so much power, upon the recoil, he suffered a severe thumb injury, almost severing it.