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    Holy cow...their description of the attack just makes me cringe. He has a great attitude about it. Emphasizes the importance of a good hunting buddy!

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    Wow, that is one incredible story. Glad he had a buddy there.

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    One tuff young man there.
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    Wow, what a great outlook he has! So glad his buddy had his sh*t together....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Also an important lesson: Seems both were hiking through the woods, deer hunting with rifles in a sling on their packs. Cannot think of a more senseless thing to do. My rifle is in my hands at all times. Bear attacks in the woods are not rare ..... " fifth person this year in Southeast Alaska to suffer a bear mauling"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sollybug View Post
    Also an important lesson: Seems both were hiking through the woods, deer hunting with rifles in a sling on their packs. Cannot think of a more senseless thing to do. My rifle is in my hands at all times. "
    I'm with you there. The only time I don't have my gun in my hands is when I absolutely need both hands to climb or descend safely....
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    I commend these guys for telling their story. It seems like so often lately we dont get to hear the details in these cases or get to learn what could of been done. Definitely an eye opener for a lot of us including me. I know a lot of guys carry rifles on packs, seems to be pretty common with sheep hunters. Who knows what kindof terrain they were in. I know the few times ive used my mountain bike for hunting my rifle has been on my back. Sounds like the way they stayed composed throughout the whole ordeal really saved them.

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    It reminds me of the best answer to the "best gun for bear defense" question: your partner's gun.

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