The LAW in Alaska still says that a Professional Guide can NOT leave a wounded bear behind, correct?
So, the long range/short range BEAR debate got me wondering: What choice are the Alaska "pros" using for Wounded Bear that have run into the Willow patch these days?
I have heard the common gun of choice was a 12ga pump, and I even heard about one (respected) guide that prefered the tremendous cutting/penetration that was associated with a Broadhead Arrow from Compound Bow. (I hear lots of stuff...I have a "different class" of friends)
So, I'm wondering if the 45-70 has taken over this roll in Alaska these days, or what? And of course...if YOU had to go into the blind willow patch after a 1000lb wounded bear...what would YOU choose for ULTIMATE short range stopping power?