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Old 11-30-2020, 06:44 PM
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For years when running lions with dogs was a very popular way to hunt them, the favorite weapon of choice for the hunters was a 22 Magnum. Dogs mean the world to these hunters, and if they had felt that a mountain lion needed a lot more fire power, they would have used it to protect their hounds.-BCB
You're spot-on there, Hal.

One of my friends here has used his Marlin 980 in .22 Magnum for many years on cats with his hounds. He told me "over 100 cats, why would I ever change?"



As has been mentioned, situational awareness is probably the most important aspect here.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:15 PM
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Wolves don't bother me when hunting, except they make the moose be quiet and not call. Moose hunting becomes difficult if the wolves are running them every night as has been happening around the area I was guiding for a few years. I don't know if that's still going on or not.
I am somewhat concerned over the big cats but mostly grizzly's though.
Walked into a grizzly's living room while deer hunting with my daughter, some years back. I was packing my Ruger #1 in .218Bee with 50gr. TSX loaded. She was packing her .260. That made me feel a bit under gunned, so I no longer carry the .218Bee.
Nowadays, if I go hunting, I'm packing one of my 9.3x62's, or the .375 06/IMP. I do have a model 1886/71 .45/70 as well as an 1876 in .50/95. Either of those would be just fine, too.
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Old 11-30-2020, 07:48 PM
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If you make prey noises, predators will be attracted, best to pay attention to your surroundings.
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Old 12-01-2020, 12:19 AM
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Why not just carry a large side arm with you? 44mag or larger?
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Old 12-01-2020, 02:02 AM
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I hunt alone in the heart of wolf, black bear and Grizz country. My work has working alone in this area too. Lots of times for work I donít carry anything besides a pocket knife. I probably should carry more but the Grizz is my only real concern.
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:15 PM
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I packed a 4" .44 when working in forestry - many years ago, now. Never had to use it but having it did feel comforting.
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Old 12-02-2020, 07:19 PM
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Why not just carry a large side arm with you? 44mag or larger?
Sounds good, but you do realize that the majority, first off could not handle the large caliber handguns with fast or accurate shots.
And second, keep their heads calm and collected in a emergency situation, like a full blown charge/attack. Just saying.
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Old 12-02-2020, 08:04 PM
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An interesting young man to talk with....actually he's in his early 50's right now, but he's a very interesting man who knows his way around the mountains in Western Montana.

https://www.outsideonline.com/212465...t-bear-attacks

https://www.vice.com/en/article/pazd...ice-in-one-day

There are other links if you look for them. One of them is an approximate 30 minute interview about the attack.

Some of those links: https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=tod...=v106-1&ia=web

A video he made back at the trail head:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tK60...has_verified=1

And he also makes some incredible custom knives in his spare time. There is also a pretty good account of the attack on his web site.

https://www.skybladeknives.com/

My latest from just over a year ago............. I have 3 SkyBlade Knives caps........





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Old 12-03-2020, 12:25 AM
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Sounds good, but you do realize that the majority, first off could not handle the large caliber handguns with fast or accurate shots.
And second, keep their heads calm and collected in a emergency situation, like a full blown charge/attack. Just saying.
Totally agree with you on that Bill. In that case, I don't think it would matter what they had with them though, including a rifle of any caliber. I tend to think those on this forum could probably handle the recoil and stay calm enough.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:28 PM
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It would appear that most that have replied do not call at night. Night time doesn't change the game, but it does change the rules. When I hunt in the morning or just before the sun sets, I can see more of what comes to the call which is much more relaxing. At night, you can't see much of anything until those eyes glow. I have had fox walk past me within 8ft while sitting back against a tree. I was calling one night and was at my last stand and giving the last few rabbit screams of the night. Sat there for another 10 minutes waiting for the coyote to come in the expected way and hear what sounded like very muffled foot steps, but see nothing! I decided to call it a night, so I stood up, turned around and saw 2 coyotes sitting about 20yrds behind me at the top of the hill. That spooked me and I changed the way I hunt at night. I heard them but could not find them with the light. I think we surprised each other, each not knowing the other was there. I did not have enough time to get a shot off before they disappeared over the hill.
As I walked back to the truck, the thought crossed my mind, what if they had been wolves and decided to make me a midnight snack. I know most of you are great white hunters and much more aware of what is going on around you than I am. But I will bet you that if the same thing had happened to you and they had been 2 wolves, you would look at them differently also.
For those of you that use decoy dogs in wolf country, you probably have a different attitude about them than they are no threat. Your dogs can't out run them or stand toe to toe with them. Has it changed the way you hunt.

BTW- that is funny george!

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