Firearms when Backpacking
Aug 25, 2020 at 3:51 pm #3672980
The only bear/human injury I have seen was at the campground at Tenaya Lake. A man in a microbus was enjoying his weed, went to bed without stashing his food in the bear box. In the night a mama bear and two cubs came thru scratching at car trunks and found a feast on the picnic table. When Mr responsible came out to shoo them away he got slapped by mama. I couldn’t tell if he was still high or stunned by the slap, but he refused any offers to get help and went back to bed. This was before cell phones, so I went back to bed too, didn’t really know what to make of it all. He was gone in the morning. No doubt he didn’t want a ticket for poor food storage.Aug 25, 2020 at 6:40 pm #3673001
“The firearm thread has now devolved into a bear thread……time to start a new thread?”
this just in- a bear gun used to stop kidnappers-Aug 25, 2020 at 6:47 pm #3673006Paul WagnerBPL Member
@balzaccomLocale: Wine Country
That must have been some years ago–the campground at Tenaya Lake has been closed for ….years and years.Aug 27, 2020 at 9:23 am #3673314
Must have been late 80’s or so. We climbed the west pillar of the Eichorn and stayed at Tenaya. Weed wasn’t legal then, tho violators were pretty much ignored by rangers unless dealing. We had been down in the Valley before and the whole trip is one of my best memories.Sep 3, 2020 at 6:33 pm #3674627
Bear Spray Failure?
Predatory bear attack, both grizzly and black bear evidence.
Dog may have contributed.
Lots of questions.Sep 3, 2020 at 9:25 pm #3674651Jeff YBPL Member
Also a story worth noting…Alaska local shoots herself in the leg with gun she brought for bear defense.
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