This is crazy!

Jeffrey Van Zandt

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sounds like the man was a fool no ammo just two rounds left what happened to the other4 why did he not shot the sucker no sat phone most likely new to Alaska and some one let him work there claim kinda sound like out of food and could not take it saw the chance to get out and took it cook up story most likely
 

flyguy1

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sounds like the man was a fool no ammo just two rounds left what happened to the other4 why did he not shot the sucker no sat phone most likely new to Alaska and some one let him work there claim kinda sound like out of food and could not take it saw the chance to get out and took it cook up story most likely
Well, my fully licensed guide in Alaska had only 2 rounds of ammo for his rifle, and I had to scare a sow and cubs away with my 300. Last time I ever hired a guide.
 

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Our Montana elk outfitter had this happen. He and the cook packed out of the Bob to pick us up in Ovando and pack us to camp. They left their wrangler in camp by himself to mind the livestock. We ride into camp 3 days later. Here comes this wreck of a human - the wrangler - crying and screaming at us to lock and load. I thought he’d lost his mind - or had a stash of ‘something’ in camp.

Turns out, as soon as the outfitter left camp, the Griz moved in to take over. That bear terrorized the wrangler for 3 days straight - like hourly. When the bear heard our approach, it left camp. The tents were torn up, the cook tent was destroyed, the horses and mules were scratched up. It was a mess. The poor wrangler hadn’t had any food or sleep for the duration. He was a mess. Took us 3 more days to get things straightened out. Then the Griz came back in the same attack mode. We lost 2 more days of hunting time just being in protect and survive mode. Griz finally pushed it a way bit too far. Killed one of the horses and started to chase the guide. One round of my 338-06 solved the problem. Lost the rest of the hunt to pack out, and get fish and game back to camp after we reported the kill and ‘investigate’. They looked at the destruction in camp, took pictures of the dead horse and listened to the wrangler’s story. They thanked us for a good kill and left camp the next day. End of elk hunt. Not good.
I’m glad everyone survived. I’m sure we will all be reading more about this in Outdoor Life. If not, we should.
 

Ol' Red

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I don't want to side track this thread, but I have to tell this to show how stupid ( or ignorant ) some people can be. I was hunting with my partner, Andy about 20 miles north of Eureka, AK, when a guy that looked lost waved to us. He came over with his map in hand, asking for directions. He had strayed about four miles off of his trail. After helping him get his bearings, I suggested that he get his pistol out of his pack and wear it close. There were a few gut piles in the direction that he was traveling, and a few bears. He was offended by the suggestion and stated that he did not believe in guns and bear will not bother you if you don't bother them.
Andy cut loose on him yelling that he was stupid, and that tomorrow we will probably see a bear walking along kicking his backpack, eating a twix and wearing his stupid looking hat. The guy left without looking back and I scared any caribou away from laughing so loud.
 

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I would not enter the Bob without a grizxly capable firearm, nothing “pistol” even enters my mind, I want overkill, amped up 30 cal on the low end, those **** things are fast, very large and can literally come out of nowhere
 

NorCalRiceGuy

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I would not enter the Bob without a grizxly capable firearm, nothing “pistol” even enters my mind, I want overkill, amped up 30 cal on the low end, those **** things are fast, very large and can literally come out of nowhere
12 gauge pump with slugs, no plug. You're not bird hunting if you're packing for bear protection.
 

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