whacking "any bear" with a stick puts you close enough to get what you deserve.im in california and would never do something as goofy as that.
my choice of firearm for bear hunting would be .30-.06 or greater....i want to be as far away from that critter as i can but close enough to drop it with a rifle.
life is enough risk without adding stupidity into the equation....no pistols or revolvers if i go bear hunting.
Stupidity Should Hurt.....Immensely
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