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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Apr 29, 2019


• Three different needs: Hunting, Guiding, & Defense

• Two primary species: Black bear & Grizzly/brown bear

• Firearms, cartridges, & bullets for each need & each species

• Black bears & the "deer cartridge myth"

• Bears & age: size, tenacity, physiology, and mentality

• Tony Russ's 16 points for shooting bears (quoted)

• Backup guns for guides: When stopping, not just killing, is necessary

• Self Defense against bears: rifles, shotguns, & handguns

• The Big-Bore Revolver vs. 10mm Semiauto Pistol debate

• Bear attack & survival true stories & lessons learned


Bryce Towsley speed-shooting big-bore revolver video:

.45-70 Lever-action Trapper:

.416 Ruger Guide Rifle:

.480 Ruger Super Blackhawk Bisley:

Kimber 10mm 1911:

Glock 10mm G20:

Springfield 10mm XD(m):