Thread: 9mm v. grizzly
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Old January 27, 2020, 12:01 AM   #99
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I would agree that hunting the great bears, and hunting game in areas that have numbers of great bears, has an increased level of risk over a fishing trip. Obviously, you are seeking the critter, putting oneself in closer proximity. And it the event of a shot, there is the chance of a wounded animal. Then there is the circumstance of you have an another game animal down (say a moose?) the the bear comes in to the kill site.

But beyond that reasoning, I would think whether you have a salmon, a Nikon or a picinic basket in your hands, any encounter with the big bears revolves not around what you are doing, but where you are doing it. The bear perceives a threat to itself, it's turf, or its cubs, and the trouble begins. Or, maybe you are just lunch. What your intent is does not matter to the bear, it's what it perceives.
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