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    Using a .22 for Protection Against Bears

    Saw this on the Interwebs, and figured I'd share it. Never figured a .22 would be much good against a grizzly, but I can see that I was wrong...

    I used a .22 short for bear protection. My friend and I were hiking in the woods and a grizzly momma came at us. So I pulled out my Beretta .22 short semi-automatic, shot my companion in the kneecap, then walked away at a brisk pace to safety!
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    boo.

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    Oldy but a goodie. Its also why I only go hiking with people slower than me

    A friend of my folks had a hunting camp up in the Yukon and had some good grizzly stories. The bears were really making a come back when they were doing this so were pretty thick in the area. The couple I sort of remember are:

    Everyone (including their two pre-teen kids) carried a short barreled 12 gauge everywhere. This meant that if you wanted to go to the outhouse (indoor plumbing pfaaah) you picked up the gun and carried it with you when you went to poo.

    They were making a round with some hunters once (the hunting line was basically a "circle" as I understand it) and when they got back the top of horse trailer had been pealed back like a tin can. Going back along the trail all of the cabins (made from not unsubstantial logs) had been ripped open from the corners and basically pealed back. Tracking it back they never did find the bear but it looked like he had been about 2 days behind them and was on a real tear about things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Mulder View Post
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    I hear if you have a .357 and you encounter a grizzly, you can empty the clip at him, and escape while he's rolling on the ground laughing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Simmons View Post
    During thunder storms always golf with someone taller than you who uses steel shafted clubs!
    Or just hold a #1 iron over your head. Not even God can hit a #1 iron.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Or just hold a #1 iron over your head. Not even God can hit a #1 iron.

    Ain't that the truth
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    Well shooting your friend in the kneecap might work for you thin guys but I fear that a fat guy such as myself might be more appealing as a meal....
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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