He was very lucky that the gunshot scared the griz away - it doesn't always work, particularly with bigger males in a large sleuth.
Climbing a tree doesn't help either. Sometimes only 6-8 well placed slugs from a 45 magnum will do the 'stop the charge' trick.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT
by Ron C.
To: Ron C.
He was very lucky that the gunshot scared the griz away
That's what I was thinking. Don't know if I would've waited so long to start shooting. Fascinating that she broke off the charge. Scared not only for herself, but her cub, too, I guess.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:34:52 PM PDT
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