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Wow! 3 accurate shots at a moving target, what a brave kid!
Brave kid. It should have stated somewhere in the article that this happened in 2017.
If I’m not mistaken, an International Body of Biologists has recently decided that the ‘Horribilis’ part of the Griz’s description is NOT scientific, and therefore should be dropped from the official name. They felt it gave the bear a poor reputation, and was discriminatory. Perhaps they never really met one?!?!?!
Have they considered that the acronym for their organization is I-BOB?
My son’s Mossberg 500 20 gauge is our home defense long gun firearm of choice. The 18″ aftermarket Hastings barrel is short enough for maneuvering, and allows a longer magazine for more ammo and a bright light bracket. We prefer 3 inch Magnums for more shot capacity and the shot size is #3 BB, about 32 to a cartridge. If carried outside 3″ hollow point slugs would be used. Not a lot of recoil, and a sturdy action.
Always be aware of your surroundings. Constantly scan the brush. Grizzly bears and even large creatures like elephants can “disappear” in tall brush. These.”animal rights groups” (cults) try to give the impression that dangerous animals such as grizzly bears, black bears and wolves are either scared of humans or are harmless. They show videos of “staged animals”, where the animals are either tame or drugged, where they pet them and feed them and claim they are “harmless”. Don’t believe them. Grizzlies and lions are at the top of the predator chain- they kill and eat other animals! Some city slickers will tell you all you need is a whistle or bear spray, well maybe sometimes that will work, the whistle will tell the bear “dinner is here” and pepper flavored! Like the old saying goes “carry enough gun”. And practice too! Because you’ll never know what creature is lurking in the forest waiting for it’s next meal. There are black bears, grizzly bear, brown bears, wolves, wild hogs, pythons, mountain lions roaming about. These animal worshipping cults want to place grizzly bears in all the western states. They also want wolves in all the 48 states. They want to bring jaguars in and release them in the Rocky Mountains. There are two “wild cat” rescue sanctuary, one in Florida and the other in southern Colorado. They have 100’s of tigers and lions roaming around and just a fence to hold them in. Many ranchers and homeowners are worried about them escaping. Support and protect your right to hunt, fish and trap. Don’t allow the animal worshipping cults to ban hunting. Support and protect your right to keep and own all types of firearms and accessories. Don’t let Michael Bloomberg, George Soros, the Chinese government, the U.N. and Russia to restrict and ban firearms in America.
The Remington 870 is a fine shotgun, I prefer the Ithaca 37 Feather-lite 12ga with Brenneka Silver Magnum slugs 3″ for Alaskan bears. see the extractor on the 870s are weak and need a gun smith to replace them, with an Ithaca all is needed is a spear extractor and a screw driver and your back in action. back in the day Vietnam their were more Ithaca 37 Pumps and Mosseburg 500 pumps then Rem/junk 870. No lie GI. Happy Trails Y’all
Elliot is the type of lad I want with me in a two man fighting position.
I too, lived in the interior for almost 3 years. I flew wheels first in the YK Delta, then in/around the Iliamna/Bristol Bay region. Saw a heap of grizzlies from the cockpit, and a few on the ground… but never one “face to face”… thankfully!!
BTW, you never really understand what VFR is until you fly for a Part 135 Air Taxi in Alaska. I miss it every day.
Hard to beat an 870, although an 1100 comes close. The Coastal ‘Brownies’ get bigger but the Interior Grizzlies have a bad attitude…
My family has visited Alaska several times. One of the highlights is touring the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Center at the junction of turnaround arm and Kenai peninsula. They have a bear compound where you can stand with in a few feet costal grizzlies. One is stated to weigh 950 lb. I am 6 ft 2 in tall. When the big one walks by on all four feet his head is as high as my shoulders.