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Thread: Online US Article - 'What's Really Going To Kill You Outdoors?'

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    ' Wild bear models the very latest outdoors ' wet look'
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    Thank you! A word there from our wild bear spokesperson.
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    What the hell is he running for? He has a gun!!!
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    FIGHT AND FLIGHT: A female brown bear chases two men in Poland in 2010. (Photo: ZUMA Press)

    Pictures above of peeps with loaded rifles running from a bear!!!!!!
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    I'm not surprised they are running: a lot of bear 'hunters' do so from the protection of a high seat and have all the time in the world to take their shot from a position of complete safety. And the target is huge! I just can't see how they can take any pride in that at all. It stinks.

    If they were caught on foot on the way to their place of safety they wouldn't have a clue. On a practical level it is not easy to hit a moving target at close range with a sporting rifle with a 'scope, especially when it is moving closer. Even assuming you could frame the bear in the sight, it's calibration would be set for x distance and x would not be close range!

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    Even assuming you could frame the bear in the sight, it's calibration would be set for x distance and x would not be close range!

    Errrmmm... if the bear is that close, you don't need to use the sight; you simply point the gun at the thing. Sight corrections are only required to account for fall of shot over long distances; at short range, the slight elevation won't cause you to miss a target as big as a bear...

    Not that I'm in favour of carrying guns or shooting bears...

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    True, you'd most likely hit it, but a clean kill? A wounded bear at that distance from you would be a bad situation!

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    Not quite sure how people's minds jumped to bear hunting there really! They were hunters running away yes, but were more likely after something else like deer perhaps, when they had the unfortunate close encounter with the bear.
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    Yes, wounded bears as with many wounded animals, said to be a much more deadly threat to man than otherwise!
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