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This is why they carry guns in Alaska

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by daaaveman, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. daaaveman

    daaaveman

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    Here with pics - http://thesportsmens.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-is-why-they-carry-guns-in-alaska.html

    This guy lives just outside of Soldotna, AK.

    Friends,

    Have I got a story for you guys!
    King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I
    thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 am this morning
    (Sunday), just 2/10 of a mile from my house, ON OUR ROAD while walking
    My dogs (trying to get in shape for hunting season, ironically!) for the
    Record, this is in a residential area-not back in the woods, no
    Bow hunting, no stealth occurring...

    I heard a twig snap, and looked back.... full on charge-a huge brownie,
    Ears back, head low and motorin' full speed! Came with zero warning; no
    Woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you
    Think or see on TV! It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in
    About one-second! Totally surreal-I just started shooting in the general
    Direction, and praise God that my second shot (or was it my third?)
    Rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I was
    Shooting from-I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the
    Last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my
    First shot!

    It was a prehistoric old boar-no teeth, no fat-weighed between 900-1000
    Lbs and took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear-its
    Paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer!

    Never-ever-thought "it" would happen to me! It's always some other smuck, Right?
    Well, no bull- I am still high on adrenaline, with my gut in a Knot.
    Feels like I did 10000 crunches without stopping! Almost puked for
    An hour after, had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers
    Conducted their investigation! Totally wiped me out-cant even put that
    Feeling into words, by far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!

    No doubt that God was with me, as I brought my Ruger ..454 Casull (and
    Some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it, and managed to
    Draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed!) from the hip! Total
    Luck shot!

    All I can say is Praise God for my safety and for choosing to leave the
    Wife and kids at home on this walk! Got a charter tomorrow, so gonna TRY
    To get some sleep now!

    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    Damn.........that's all I gotta say........damn.....God was with him, as well as his Ruger Alaskan .454
     

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    good shot from a 454.
     
  4. The Hawk

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    For sure God was with him. I bet he packs on every walk from now on too.
     
  5. chuckman

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    To me Alaska is up there with Australia: Places Where Nature Tries To Kill You. A beautiful place, but I'll stay here with the thugs and gang-bangers.
     
  6. daaaveman

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    I'm planning a trip to Alaska this summer. I'm going to spend a week in Anchorage and a week+ traveling in a conversion van. I've given some thought to what firearms to carry. I'm thinking S&W 629 with 6" barrel and a Saiga 12.....along with some bear mace for my 9 yr old boy.
     
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    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    Same thing happened to me one time. I didn't have a gun, but luckily I was with my friend 2 Black Belts.
    He cut that danged old bear clean in half with his ccw katana blade.
    I was so shaken up I almost couldn't perform at our super model orgy later.
     
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    Having an encounter like that with a bear or other large creature is not on my list of things to accomplish.:alex:
     
  9. Airborne Infantryman

    Airborne Infantryman Nuclear Trunk Monkey

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    DUDE! You ain't lying! Australia has some ****ed up wildlife. Ever heard of the Irukandji? Look that little mofo up sometime, and be afraid.......be very afraid. :faint:
     
  10. Orlando Eric

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    Bear mace sounds like a great idea. I could spray myself in the face and would have to watch as it tore out and ate my liver and kidneys.
     
  11. NavDoc

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    I'll pass on that one too.
     
  12. daaaveman

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    Awesome!
     
  14. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

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    every time I go out on the woods or ranch, I always carry my G22 as a side arm, and my win-30-30 or mini14 as primary. You never know what you are going to encounter and sometimes the walks are long. Some of my buddies make fun of me as they are just carrying a .22lr, I rather look like Rambo then end up in a hospital or dead.
     
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    Unless you run into an angry deer, I'd be more worried about 2 legged encounters than wildlife in South TX.
     
  17. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    I can stand in for you next time if need be. :rofl:
     
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    And... according to one report I read, Global Warming is enabling the creature to spread out to other areas.
     
  19. IndyGunFreak

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    :rofl:

    I've seen that joke lots of times, but first time I've seen it shopped onto a "sign"...

    Hilarious.

    IGF
     
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    I almost didnt read the sign, Im glad I did that was funny!