Re: hypothectical bear trouble while cleaning a elk
Me and my buddies all carry hand guns in the mountains more for wolves than griz but we all went and took a home defense course and it really made a big difference. One, it made it no sweat to get out conceal carry license but it also got us on target with out hand guns, with speed and accuracy in shooting and reloading. The same skills you'll need in home defense you need with a bear or man.
I'm not worried about a griz coming in when I'm at a kill but wolves are a very real possibility in my area and it is very sketchy being followed out by a pack.
At any rate griz or wolf if they are not afraid of me as a human they need to learn what I'm about, and I will oblige them with some training, they learn or die, real simple!
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!
"Pain is weakness leaving your body"