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Old 05-05-2010, 12:16 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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we wouldn't know if the Griz ate all of him!! just disappeared without a trace, no obit!
Poor Griz , he's gonna have a bad case of indigestion and gas (all the hot air).
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:38 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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Woman's gun stolen after leaving it in restroom


JUNEAU, Alaska — A 24-year-old Juneau woman went into a public restroom packing heat and left burned. The Juneau Police Department reports Veronica Valle-Arnes was carrying a Ruger .380 — a small pocket pistol — worth about $400 with her Friday night.
She told police she took the gun out of her waistband and set it on top of a toilet paper dispenser in the women's room at the Fisherman's Wharf, a building on Juneau's downtown waterfront with a bar, eateries and shops.
She told police she forgot to pick it back up. When she realized it was missing a few moments later, she returned to the restroom but the gun was gone.


The Associated Press: Woman's gun stolen after leaving it in restroom


Maybe onthamove did make it to Alaska.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Valdez, Alaska
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Ooh, bummer. I never unholster to go to the bathroom because I don't want to risk leaving it, but my buddy started leaving his .357 holstered and wound up dropping it in the toilet. Doh.

I can see onthamove wandering around AK with a .30-30 and a tiny .380 and thinking he's Jeremiah Johnson, though.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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It'd be more fun to see him toting a muzzleloading hawken like Jeremiah Johnson...
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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As my husband is so fond of saying "You can't fix STUPID"
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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For those folks who seem to have problems maintaining control and possession of their firearms while using the restroom... may I suggest a shoulder harness or thigh rig

I don't understand how someone can "forget" that they had a weapon. It's like forgetting that you had a child when you went into the store, but not when you came out. These are things one would expect you not to forget!!
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Hangin' with the bears.
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That is funny, you do know that when animals are attacked or in distressed they make whistle like sceams and sounds... Which can attrack other preditor animals thinking they are getting a free/easy meal.

You must have been jogging pretty quickly!
I didn't know!! I first started jogging with a couple of the local native women (the young ones didn't jog and the two women I jogged with were in the late 60s. They kept a fast pace! Go figure..) who had been jogging for years. They were the ones who told me to use the whistle. And here all along I thought they liked me.....

I noticed the OP's sig. According to it, he's leaving for the his refuge, THE BIG SKY, ten days from today. I thought he was moving to Alaska? Maybe he's taking a poster's advice and going to Montana first.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I can see onthamove wandering around AK with a .30-30 and a tiny .380 and thinking he's Jeremiah Johnson, though.
I carry a 300 Weatherby Mag for bear and there are times I question whether a 340 or 375 Weatherby would be a better choice. I find it interesting how those who have never seen a Grizz in the fur can not appreciate the size and power of this animal. I had someone tell me they hammered a big boar with a 340 Weatherby Mag and the bear spun and came at them. They ended up putting several more rounds in it before it died and all the time it was chewing on their hunting partner. Bad scene all around.

In all seriousness a 30-30 in the hands of a young buck who hasn't heard the sound of his head popping out of his rear-end yet? That is a recipe for a bears dinner. I really do hope he was just posting as a joke and is not serious about his "Alaskan Adventure" because if he was serious he is in some serious, serious, serious trouble.
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Barrow, Alaska
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They kept a fast pace! Go figure..) who had been jogging for years. They were the ones who told me to use the whistle. And here all along I thought they liked me.....
You do realize that a smart person would never have to out run a bear, right? Just out run their partner...

They did like you!
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Palmer
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Well, you guys...you're right. A 30-30 is not the ideal bear gun, but is anything ideal when a bear is about to eat you up?

A 30-30 is a lot better than than a 44 mag as long as it is in your hand.

Lot's and lots and lots of grizzlies have been killed in Alaska with a 30-30. I'd hazard a guess that the old 30-30 probably has as many, and probably more, grizzly kills in Alaska as any other gun.

I have a 32WS which is about the same thing. I have never shot a grizzly with it, but I've shot a quite a few moose and a couple blackies with it and it worked fine. I know of several grizzlies killed with the 30-30 and growing up...it was the go to gun for most people.

This guy doesn't really know what he is doing and I agree that he will be a danger to himself and others if he just wanders out into the woods with a cocky attitude. But Alaska has a way to wake people up quickly if they have any sense at all. It will humble a flat-lander in a hurry if he is out by himself at night and hears a few popping noises in the woods. Most likely he will survive, but I just hope he doesn't mess himself or anyone else up in the process.
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