I've Never been to AK before but we're driving up to McCarthy in a month where we'll have a bush plane drop us off at a back country airstrip. A week or so of hiking, gold panning and the like, then back to McCarthy.
During this time I've been told by several people, I better have a gun and know how to use it. My cousin and I will both be going and between the two of us, we have access to a 12 gauge pistol grip shotgun and a .44 Magnum. Can I get some opinions on these guns for defense from bears?
I've done my research into the US-Canada border crossing, and it looks like neither gun will be allowed into Canada. What should we do? Even if I could ship these guns, I don't know anyone along our route to ship them to. Can I send it to a Firearms dealer? Is this expensive? Any other options? I'm having trouble finding information about this back here in Oregon, so thanks for the help.