The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #3821144
Posted By: Rapparee
17-Nov-16 - 09:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
I agree with gnu. I like the woods, the streams, the freedom from man-made noise (including, sometimes, music). I do take comfort from a .45 or .357 or 12 gauge with me, because we have both black bears and grizzlies, not to mention cougar even though I just mentioned them. None of those comforts would stop an annoyed bear or cougar (except maybe the 12) but I hope the noise of a shot into the ground would chase them off. Those critters usually won't bother you, though. Now, a pissed-off moose or a frightened skunk....

This past July a law-enforcement Ranger up in Glacier NP was attacked and chomped by a grizzly. Reconstruction of the event showed a very high probability that the Ranger was riding a mountain bike and slammed into the bear. That is not a recommended procedure.