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Old 02-29-2012, 09:06 AM
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Old 03-25-2012, 05:10 PM
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I was forced into carrying my Ak 47 with me after finding out my neighbors property a mile back in the woods has a Salmon carcass compost operation and has close to 30 Black Bears hanging out year around. After being chased by a 400 pounder for 50 yards and damn near having a friggen stroke, I rethunk my 9mm strategy, she just thought it was 4th of July and didn't give a damn what I was calling her either or shooting at her. Moral of the story, Momma bears don't scare easily with pistols, but when the AK Kicked dirt and rocks in her face the next time she got the message. It's one hell of a burden to carry that heavy bastard with my pack basket and especially heading out with a string of traps and that thing to. But I don't know what else to do.
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I was forced into carrying my Ak 47 with me after finding out my neighbors property a mile back in the woods has a Salmon carcass compost operation and has close to 30 Black Bears hanging out year around. After being chased by a 400 pounder for 50 yards and damn near having a friggen stroke, I rethunk my 9mm strategy, she just thought it was 4th of July and didn't give a damn what I was calling her either or shooting at her. Moral of the story, Momma bears don't scare easily with pistols, but when the AK Kicked dirt and rocks in her face the next time she got the message. It's one hell of a burden to carry that heavy bastard with my pack basket and especially heading out with a string of traps and that thing to. But I don't know what else to do.

Heh, do I know that feeling! Where my wife and I hike the timber companies feed bear pellets that take the place of the cambius layer they eat when they come out of hibernation. So when I started walking past about 4 or 5 bear feeding stations and started seeing bear ALL THE TIME, my .44 Flattop on my belt just didn't feel like enough So I started packing a .44 rifle loaded with ten 300gr cast loads at about 1600fps

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General strolling around, 3 liter camelback with snacks, level 1 first aid kit, shelter tarp and windbreaker in the pack. Small fire kit and small signal kit. Beretta 96, spare rounds and a Buck fixed blade knife.

Hunting or bear country, Remington 788 in .308, spare mag and rounds.

Just enough to get back to camp or the truck where the rest of the gear is.
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I always have the 1911 on me. If I'm hunting, it'll also be either a bow, Remington 1100, Marlin 70, or Mauser.
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what firearms do you carry out in the woods or my case in the high desert. I always carry heavy modified 8mm mauser, with nice votex optics, bipod, syn. stock, shoulder strap. Sidearm is always a colt 1911 goldcup. They both are heavy guns for the average person. I am 6'4" 265 pounds But they have their purpose when on a nice day hike on a 120,000 acre working cattle ranch. I have seen many times mountin lions, bears, bobcats, coyotes. angry bulls. and unhappy squaters. So I likes my self preservation with what I carry.
When hunting season, any hunting season, my sauer drilling. When it isn't my browning automatic. When my colt single action army shows up I'll carry that in the woods.
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I always carry at least a handgun in the woods. There are lots of feral hogs in Texas, and you never know if you'll encounter them. In the past that was a .357 Magnum, but a few days ago I bought a .44 magnum and gave the 357 to my wife.

Most of my time in the woods is when I'm hunting. I *ALWAYS* carry some basic survival gear in a small pack, including several knives, a bic lighter, a magnesium bar, some paracord, a compass, some energy bars and at least 2 bottles of water. I figure if something happens and I need to spend the night in the woods, I'll at least be able to rig a basic shelter and build a fire.

I once almost got my 4WD pickup stuck on a very muddy road after heavy rains while hunting, and it was in an area with no cell phone signal. I was by myself, and if I had gotten stuck, I would've had to have spent the night there. It was an eye-opening experience for me and after that I always made sure I was prepared for just about anything.
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If im hunting my 30-06 bolt action and my 9mm sidearm
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Heh, do I know that feeling! Where my wife and I hike the timber companies feed bear pellets that take the place of the cambius layer they eat when they come out of hibernation. So when I started walking past about 4 or 5 bear feeding stations and started seeing bear ALL THE TIME, my .44 Flattop on my belt just didn't feel like enough So I started packing a .44 rifle loaded with ten 300gr cast loads at about 1600fps

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Saw a bear walking by the road on my way home from work today just down the road from our cabin. He was a young one out in the open. He just stopped and looked at my jeep as I drove by.
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Pretty cool, Larry. I've been seeing scat and tracks for a couple months now. Haven't seen one standing in his tracks this Spring yet though

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If I'm not hunting, and sometimes when I am, I carry my little super comanche 410/45LC It has a 10,or 11 inch barrel and actually hold a descent shot patern at 10 yrds with 410 rounds. I carry ,OOO buck,45LC, 6 shot, and 410 slugs in a case, I usually have it loaded with standard buck shot wich has 9 pellets and an all around usefulness.
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A small pack with a few snacks, lighter, first aid, snuff can full of lint, and rope and poncho. On my person a case folding hunter, usmc kabar, another lighter, and heritage .22wmr. In my hands or on my shoulder either the 336 Marlin chambered in .35rem (my personal favorite), savage axis in 7mm-08, or one of many 12ga's stuffed with 3 inch 00buck. Throw in the tomahawk, canteen and tarp and we're good for a week or two
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If I'm in the woods I'm toting my 336 30/30 with a 3x9 scope and over under mounts. Georgia woods can get thick. For a side arm it's usually king cobra .357 with some extra snake shot for those cocky moccasins. Every once in a blue moon I have to wander down to the Atlanta's concrete jungle I carry my Sig p220 and Beretta 84f as a secondary. All kinds of predators running around down there.
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i have done this several times with about 50/50 hit rate. one old guy was pleased as his pump had broken just as he put it on the valve, and he could use mine.
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Mountain Lion sightings galore, Coyotes attacking people in broad daylight while out walking their dogs, and lots and lots of bears (oh my!). I never enter the woods without my trusty Alaskan.

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Hmmm...unless I'm hunting, usually just a knife, matches, and a compass....depending on the time of year, I carry extra fly dope, too

As far as a firearm, I carry a P228. I'm not worried about wild animals as much as I am humans, especially up by the boundary.
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A sawed off (18.5") 12 ga SS, with a stock sleeve (5) of Brenneke slugs and a small belt pack with 12 more, a .357 Mag revolver (I distrust semis), and a 6" blade. I have Russian boars (escapes from a game farm), feral domestics, and hybrids to deal with. I don't consider bears and such dangerous, but pigs are another matter.
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I don't really arm myself, but reading through that "weird stuff in the outdoors" thread makes me thing I've just been kinda lucky so far
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