Stopping Bears

If you sit at home long enough while your inept utility company tries to figure out how to get electricity flowing to your home again, you start thinking about things you might not normally think about. (Yes, the power has been out here at Shadowland since Sunday.) Maybe its the hum of the generator or the fumes from the vent free propane logs, but I got to thinking about stopping bears.

Google produced THIS but I think Tim Sundles at Buffalo Bore Ammunition is probably a better source.

I’ve stopped a few bears. Luckily, none of them had decided to start hugging or chewing on me first. They were just minding there own business and I shot them. If you play in or are thinking about being in bear country, being able to stop a bear is something you might want to think about. HERE is some advice from Sundles, someone that knows a thing or two about stopping bears.

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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