What do you folks carry for protection for you and your goats? It seems like in most posts it's other peoples dogs not wild critters that are the biggest issue.
Me too a small S&W 5 shot revolver and a plan to place some shots into the bear's brain through it's ear, mouth, or nose.I carry a .38 revolver just in case all else fails
Bear spray has the additional advantage that if it doesn't work on the bear, you can always spray yourself real good with it. You will be happy to have the bear put you out of your misery. It may, however, violate the safe practices codes since it habituates the bear to like spicy meals. ;-)The point is always have bear spray and be prepared to use it first, since I am sure a 44 mag. will kill a bear but I fear he will not always die before killing or maiming me.
Personally maybe I have been lucky but all my bear encounters have ended in the bear running the other way.you can always spray yourself real good with it
First one looks like an Anatolian or a Kangal? Not sure on the second pic., what breed is this? Good looking dogs. I have an Anatolian who guards the goats and goes with us on the trail.CASDOG1 said:I use these for protection on the trail:
They work against wild predators, loose dogs, & dangerous humans (I hike where that serial killer stalked for almost 20 years). They never need to be reloaded, they won't misfire or spray back into my face, & they have the added bonus of helping me keep warm if I need it.