Re: Gun's!! Who's got em, who leaves em??
I use to carry for 44 when I fished in Northern MT... Grizz country, now I carry pepper spray. Gun was heavy to pack and wade with... Although I am a pretty good shot, when you have a grizz running you down, I am thinking a cloud of pepper spray will hit the mark better than my shooting ability....
I did have to spray once, not at a grizz directly, but in his direction. I approached a small stream after bush whacking. when I spread the branches to reach the stream.... there he sat. He noticed me but just looked. I tested the spray to see wind direction. All ended well.
This was in the "the Bob", Bob Marshall wilderness in NW MT. Still have vivid memories of that trip.