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    You may feel bad, but I wouldn't count on it to stop a grizzly that's intent on getting you.

    I have a friend who put 6 shots from a .44 mag into a grizzly, and it kept coming at him. It was his hunting partner that finally stopped it with a rifle.

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    I think if the shot placement was correct it would kill a grizzly. I generally don't hunt in grizzly country. I'm more afraid of the wolves and mountain lions where I hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthT View Post
    Hoping the 454 will fill the need ha. Do you think bear spray is better? I know to me a gun would make me feel better.
    Never had to use either, so I couldn't tell you. I felt safer with both!
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    In the areas where I hunt, especially in September (bowhunt) when the Green Leafy stuff is ready to be harvested, I am much more concerned about the two leg animals. By myself, I may or may not carry a pistol but with my daughters, I feel obligated.

    September is a great time to get them out in the woods and at their age it is more about the crows/turkeys/does and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with Dad (4 and 7 years old) then shooting something. I am much more tuned into who is “farming” next to the creek than a bear or cougar. That being said, I really like my 1911 with an extra mag and a couple of snake shot in my pocket.

    Bear Spray must be great, everything I read about it says it works. Man, I would be ashamed though, of being mauled with an aerosol can in my hand! Better a .45 at slide lock, I would think……

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    I hope i dont need either ha. Plan for the best, be prepared for the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I think if the shot placement was correct it would kill a grizzly. I generally don't hunt in grizzly country. I'm more afraid of the wolves and mountain lions where I hunt.
    I didn't know you had wolves in the Bighorn's , yet...? What do you pack Jen besides a bow ? Or do you pack a sidearm ?
    Probably like your first aid kit, nothing

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuntWYODon View Post
    I didn't know you had wolves in the Bighorn's , yet...? What do you pack Jen besides a bow ? Or do you pack a sidearm ?
    Probably like your first aid kit, nothing
    Lol yes there are wolves in the Bighorn's actually. I always carry my .41 in my side arm holster on my pack and then I carry a lot of drinks and food in my pack.. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I carry a .41 mag and I always carry it!! I had to use it last year while elk hunting solo. I got charged by a long horn.... Or this last spring when I went in to get my bear baits out and there was a bear eating at one and he decided to have a stand off with me, it at least makes me feel a little better especially with all our wolves. And one time we had an America's most wanted fugitive in the mountains living as a sheep herder and so you just never know who or what you may run across! I'd rather be prepared. It's worth carrying the little extra weight with to me!
    Dang Jen ! I do appologize ! I didn't read your previous post...Good job. I'm glad you pack a sidearm. And one with some power too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenbickel View Post
    I usually carry a can of bear spray also... I've just had bad experiences with it..and I feel a little more
    bada$$ with my .41!
    You are one bad azz woman no doubt ! I'm surprised you don't carry a S&W 50 cal.

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