It's just black bear so no need to get out the big guns, although we have some big blacks up here. I have a friend who is the head of fish and game up here and the last they weighed one of the local big males he was 480 lbs. So that's of decent size. That and my first line of defense is bear spray. Honestly It'll probably come down to which gun i'm a better shot with.
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