I had just about made it all the way across a tough to wade river. Right when I got to the slack water 2 little black bear cubs pop out of the brush onto the shore about 10 feet from me. They saw me and headed right back into the brush. Of course my first thought was "where's Mom?".....
Years ago I had a close encounter with a young brown bear while fishing the Goodnews. i was wading down stream along an island, I reached the end of the island and began walking to the shore to fish upstream on the backside of the island. A bear stood up about 40 feet or so from me. My buddy, who was behind me, told me to slowly back up. I did....
Ard, with all the crowds now in Montana, I am going to try that today on some tourists. Just run into the bottom of a pool someone is fishing and start screaming and yelling crazy stuff and see if they leave!!A very big dark brown boar ran me out by charging into the tail out and then standing up.
The simple go to is a 10mm, .44mag or 454 casull. Depending on what revolver you have, you can prop up a .44mag and get comparable balistics to a 454 casull by using +P+ loads, such as those sold by Buffalo Bore. https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=54I will soon be retiring and will be spending some time out on the river(s) and back country alone.
I am thinking of self protection and am seeking recommendation on a shoulder holster and caliber. 10mm
Thanks in advance.
I mistyped, 454 was exactly what I meant. I use Buffalo Bore's hard cast .44mag +P+ in my Ruger Super Blackhawk in grizzly country. There are of course arguably a few better handgun options over .44mag, but not better enough for me to buy a new one. If I could do things over, I'd have got the Super Blackhawk with a longer barrel for better velocity. Mine is a 4 5/8" barrel. I think I could just as comfortably carry the 7.5" barrel. If somebody was looking to buy a .44mag for carrying while fishing, I'd suggest getting the longest barrel you can most comfortably carry, and don't go with the mindset of shortest barrel available simply due to being perceived as compact.I think you mean 454 Casull .