Hit A Deer!

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  1. Don Alaska

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    This guy was in the yard last year. Wife was tending flowers and I was in the greenhouse several hundred yards away. She heard a noise, turned around and thise guy was about 20 feet away. She ran for the house and called me. I had the dog with me and I told her where the firecrackers were, as I knew she would never shoot it. The firecrackers got it moving and she took this shot as it was heading into the woods.

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    Do you have brown bear in your region?
     
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    In Sandpoint, Idaho, the town where I grew up at, the moose have started coming right into town. They lounge around in people’s yards, eat the trees and flowers, and pretty much go wherever they want.
    My friend (who still lives there) said that because of the wolves being allowed back into idaho, they are killing off the wildlife like deer, elk, and even moose because they can hunt in packs.
    She said it is not unusual to see coyotes or wolves attacking some poor creature just outside of town, and going into town is where the moose feel safest.

     
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    They are here, but not common. I "met" one out in the woods moose hunting. We were calling moose, and Mr. Brownie thought we were a moose. He charged me until he realized I wasn't a moose, and he veered way into the woods and swamp. I had a .338 in my hand at the time along with a brown bear tag so I wasn't intimidated,
     
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    I've wondered how brown & black bear can co-exist, given that one is so aggressive and the other seems to be pretty non-confrontational. I'm glad you were armed at the time. We don't need any more Timothy Treadwell stories.

    As an aside, I came across this article that details 93 instances of handguns being used to halt/thwart black bear attacks (there were 3 failures.) The author's criteria are:

    They are short stories, make for interesting skim-reading, and certainly dispel the "you'll only make it angry" myth. That's not to say I would intentionally go bear hunting with my .38
     
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    I don't want to turn this into a "bear" thread, but if you have a mind to do so, Alaska Bear Tales is worth reading.
     
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