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How to Survive Wild Animal Attacks

How to Survive Wild Animal Attacks

Outdoor Life survival expert Rich Johnson on how to best avoid becoming lunch.
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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I use a 44 mag with Buffalo Bore ammo this is the bear minimum you should consider with grizz on the list.

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from anders.soren051... wrote 4 years 4 days ago

I am an outdoor photographer. I don't want to carry a rifle, but am thinking about a handgun to protect against, cougars, black bear, grizzly, etc. I have considered The Judge, a .44 mag, .45 Colt, a .454, a .460, an S&W .50 mag. and a .50 Desert Eagle. I want the smallest gun that can take down any of the above animals in one shot at close range (If I am attacked) I was wondering if any of you had any advice?

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from land_cruiser_73 wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

sorry chalet, I should have given the whole story. hard to hit an animal 25yds away. only had a knife and hatchet strapped to my packboard as I was on my way to recover an elk. I don't want to get in a fist fight with a cougar. I now pack a sidearm. Always. I still hope you wouldn't want to hunt with me anyhow.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Here in Alabama we can openly carry a pistol without a permit, we have a open carry law, as long as it is a registered firearm.When in the woods always have something,and usually in the backyard there is a rifle leaned up against a tree.

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from rutjoe wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I live in NJ. We have given our right to carry awayyears ago. At the ballot box. To top that off we had a governor who thought bears are cute.So he canceled the hunt. He doesn't live in a bear area ofcourse. We can use bear spray and prayer. Let this be a lesson to all of you. Know who you are voting for.

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from Hubb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I feel pretty careful with my 30-06 but I would recommend that anyone who wants to be in the deep woods, get a concealed weapons permit and at least carry a handgun.

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I always pack a sidearm when I'm out because you never know.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My personal preference when out in territory which may come under dispute between me and critters is to carry a handgun. I believe the only sensible caliber is one that starts with a 4 and has a case length of at least and inch and a quarter.I suppose a .41 magnum meets that bill, but i like to double up on the numbers so my .44 is what I like. I hope I never have to use it against a bear, but where I hunt, my biggest threat would be a cougar.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My wife of 34 years has quit asking me why i insist on carrying my old yellow handle case knife with me anywhere i go ,Habit wallet, pocketknife,bandana and usually my leatherman unless i'm going to the courthouse.

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from Gavin King wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I have had both wolves and cats stalk me while bow hunting and if they wanted to get me, they would have. But, they would have had one hell of a fight on their hands. You don't have claws and teeth so you got to fight with the tools you have which should always include a side arm and a knife. Also, if you bow hunt you have to be ready to use the arrow like a lance on a charging bear or any other predator. There have been stories of bow hunters defending themselves in such a way. The point is to survive to get them before they get you.

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from Chaletaway wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I think Land Cruiser, should HIT THE DAM ANIMAL. If you try, it is not going to do a bit of good. That sucker can come around back and get a real close look at you. I do not want to go hiking/hunting with you..
My 2 cents.

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from WildBill wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

It is important to go into the Wild as prepared as the wildlife you may encounter. Use the techniques listed to avoid confrontation. If they do not work become more violent than your adversary. I carry a short barreled 12 gage pump. I have never used it, however it is comforting to know it's there.

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from land_cruiser_73 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I tried shouting at a cougar but it didn't go away. Maybe it was the falsetto. finally barked like the doberman after the mailman and it ran off.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Ive had too darn many close calls with moose over the years.

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from ljackso wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I took my grandson hiking in an area that had both black bear and grizzly. Before going I instructed him on some of the safety measures such as making noise as we hiked and also wearing small bells and carrying pepper spray. Along the trail I found some bear scat and I pointed it out to him. "Is it from a grizzly?" he ask. Taking a stick I spread it out showing him the berries and grass and explained it was probably from a black bear. " What does grizzly scat contain?" he asked. "Well it usually contains small bells and smells like pepper spray" was my answer. We moved on cautiously.

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from jrwfishcamp wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

A frined shot a moose in the antler and stunned it long enough to move away from the attack.
Otherwise, don't be prey, carry a gun.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I definitely prefer the firearm method over the primitive spear if I have to put out a confrontation.

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from ljackso wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I took my grandson hiking in an area that had both black bear and grizzly. Before going I instructed him on some of the safety measures such as making noise as we hiked and also wearing small bells and carrying pepper spray. Along the trail I found some bear scat and I pointed it out to him. "Is it from a grizzly?" he ask. Taking a stick I spread it out showing him the berries and grass and explained it was probably from a black bear. " What does grizzly scat contain?" he asked. "Well it usually contains small bells and smells like pepper spray" was my answer. We moved on cautiously.

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from The Captain wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I definitely prefer the firearm method over the primitive spear if I have to put out a confrontation.

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from bigjake wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

Ive had too darn many close calls with moose over the years.

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from land_cruiser_73 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I tried shouting at a cougar but it didn't go away. Maybe it was the falsetto. finally barked like the doberman after the mailman and it ran off.

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from WildBill wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

It is important to go into the Wild as prepared as the wildlife you may encounter. Use the techniques listed to avoid confrontation. If they do not work become more violent than your adversary. I carry a short barreled 12 gage pump. I have never used it, however it is comforting to know it's there.

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from Gavin King wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I have had both wolves and cats stalk me while bow hunting and if they wanted to get me, they would have. But, they would have had one hell of a fight on their hands. You don't have claws and teeth so you got to fight with the tools you have which should always include a side arm and a knife. Also, if you bow hunt you have to be ready to use the arrow like a lance on a charging bear or any other predator. There have been stories of bow hunters defending themselves in such a way. The point is to survive to get them before they get you.

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from land_cruiser_73 wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

sorry chalet, I should have given the whole story. hard to hit an animal 25yds away. only had a knife and hatchet strapped to my packboard as I was on my way to recover an elk. I don't want to get in a fist fight with a cougar. I now pack a sidearm. Always. I still hope you wouldn't want to hunt with me anyhow.

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from jrwfishcamp wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

A frined shot a moose in the antler and stunned it long enough to move away from the attack.
Otherwise, don't be prey, carry a gun.

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from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My wife of 34 years has quit asking me why i insist on carrying my old yellow handle case knife with me anywhere i go ,Habit wallet, pocketknife,bandana and usually my leatherman unless i'm going to the courthouse.

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from Bo wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

My personal preference when out in territory which may come under dispute between me and critters is to carry a handgun. I believe the only sensible caliber is one that starts with a 4 and has a case length of at least and inch and a quarter.I suppose a .41 magnum meets that bill, but i like to double up on the numbers so my .44 is what I like. I hope I never have to use it against a bear, but where I hunt, my biggest threat would be a cougar.

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from wv trapper wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I always pack a sidearm when I'm out because you never know.

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from Hubb wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I feel pretty careful with my 30-06 but I would recommend that anyone who wants to be in the deep woods, get a concealed weapons permit and at least carry a handgun.

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from rutjoe wrote 4 years 8 weeks ago

I live in NJ. We have given our right to carry awayyears ago. At the ballot box. To top that off we had a governor who thought bears are cute.So he canceled the hunt. He doesn't live in a bear area ofcourse. We can use bear spray and prayer. Let this be a lesson to all of you. Know who you are voting for.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from jacy1515 wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

Here in Alabama we can openly carry a pistol without a permit, we have a open carry law, as long as it is a registered firearm.When in the woods always have something,and usually in the backyard there is a rifle leaned up against a tree.

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from anders.soren051... wrote 4 years 4 days ago

I am an outdoor photographer. I don't want to carry a rifle, but am thinking about a handgun to protect against, cougars, black bear, grizzly, etc. I have considered The Judge, a .44 mag, .45 Colt, a .454, a .460, an S&W .50 mag. and a .50 Desert Eagle. I want the smallest gun that can take down any of the above animals in one shot at close range (If I am attacked) I was wondering if any of you had any advice?

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from charlie elk wrote 3 years 40 weeks ago

I use a 44 mag with Buffalo Bore ammo this is the bear minimum you should consider with grizz on the list.

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from Chaletaway wrote 4 years 9 weeks ago

I think Land Cruiser, should HIT THE DAM ANIMAL. If you try, it is not going to do a bit of good. That sucker can come around back and get a real close look at you. I do not want to go hiking/hunting with you..
My 2 cents.

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