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Posted: July 13 2018 at 4:03am | IP Logged Quote M700

This had to be frightening:

Washington state, home to wolves, bears, cougars... Yup, all out there in the same places we enjoy camping and hiking. Be prepared!

Woman rescued from Wolves

Guy

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Posted: July 13 2018 at 8:19am | IP Logged Quote STCM(SW)

Yea, just read about that today.

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Posted: July 14 2018 at 4:22am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

She is darn lucky there was a tree she
could climb. If she had been caught out
in the open, unarmed - well she would end
up a buried unacknowledged case of a wolf
on human fatal attack and consumption
which all the leftist claim don't happen.

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Posted: July 20 2018 at 6:19am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

The odds of being attacked by a wolf are pretty slim, in
22 years in Alaska, I never heard of a wolf attack.

As with all things, I suspect that there is more to the
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Posted: July 25 2018 at 2:56pm | IP Logged Quote getsmart

Wow, I have never heard of anything like that before.
That would change how one views solo hiking/camping without firearms.

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Posted: July 26 2018 at 5:08am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

I was out with my neighbor the federal game agent, he had just investigated and wolf attack on one of the guard dogs used by local sheep herders. The wolves went in for the sheep and killed the guard dog.

Anyone who goes off into the forest, should be armed, lots of stories about folks being attacked, who were out hiking and had nothing to defend them selves.

Some small hand gun is cheap insurance, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
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Posted: July 26 2018 at 5:27am | IP Logged Quote M700

Agree! The firearm is often unlikely to be needed, but if it's needed, the need can be strong.

Going through Canada last year, I was without my usual sidearm. I did have my 30-06 rifle and plenty of 200 gr Nosler Partition handloads. The rifle was near at hand when I was camping.

Will admit though that when I was hiking someplace, I left the rifle in the Jeep and carried just bear spray... Didn't feel all that comfortable with that option when I grizzly showed up a couple of hundred yards away, on an intersecting course with me! That was on the shore of Lake Kluane.



Here at home in Washington, we've got wolves, coyotes, black bears and cougars. It is said that there are a few scattered grizzly in the North Cascades, and perhaps in the Selkirk mountains as well. I wouldn't be surprised.

And here, I can freely carry my handgun while I hike, fish, or mountain bike. So, I do!

Regards, Guy
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Posted: July 26 2018 at 5:34am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Kluane Lake, I have seen more than one grizzly there. Out hiking there early one fall and ran into a bear, no side arm.. I beat a hasty retreat back to my car.

In a lot of instances, having something that will make a loud noise, may make the difference.

One of the Fish and Wildlife officers I worked with emptied an entire can of bear spray on a black bear, and the bear seemed to enjoy it. They eat entire nests of yellow jackets, they seem to have a taste for spicy food.



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Posted: July 26 2018 at 5:48am | IP Logged Quote turbo1889

Reminds me of a joke we often tell
tourists up here:

"This is bear country you should always
hike with bear bells and bear spray.

If you think you need it you should also
consider carrying a gun as well.

We have both black bears and grizzly bears
throughout the whole state.

You will often find bear scat on the
trails, black bear scat is found in small
piles and full of berries, grizzly bear
scat is found in large piles and smells
like pepper and has little bells in it."




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