Friend of Leo's
- Sep 20, 2021
- Florida Gulf Coast
Bear population in FL has increased from 300 to 4000 adults.
"Today, there are more Florida black bears present than in the last 100 years".
My wife took the Bullpup out of the safe. Who would have thought we needed home defense against a bear?I lived in Montana a while back. Black bears are considered a benign nuisance there - but brown ones (grizzlies) will eat you. One of my buddies had been a guide up at Bristol Bay Alaska, and he said they all carried short-barreled 12-gage pumps with rifled slugs. Handguns apparently just piss the Kodiaks off.
Mine is an ancient Mossberg Turkey Special (24" barrel, rattle can camo).
Make sure you load up with rifled slugs. Otherwise you'll just PO Mr. Bear.
I live in the piney woods close to the Louisiana border. They’re still around over here, just not seen very often. Just across the river, a former landlord said his son was scouting on public land, getting ready for deer season, and ran across a pretty good sized black bear. He said they stared at each other for a few minutes and then the bear went back to what he was doing and wandered into the brush.Driving to work in deepest SE Texas several years ago, I spotted a large, broad hair- covered butt ambling down the side of the road. I thought it was just my mother-in-law, out for her morning constitutional, but on further reflection, it might have been a bear!