Protection in the woods?????
Hi all; Its been awhile since I posted a question on here, but I need to get an answer to my bewilderment. I want to go into the woods to scout for a hunting location for deer. I hear that the bear population is very high this year, and I don't want to take a chance going in without self defense protection. I know chances are very slim that I would come upon a bear, but with the kind of luck I have, you never know. I can borrow a .45 semi-auto to take with me, and I wondered if that was enough? I'm not in a position to buy a .44 magnum, so that is out of the question. Is a .45 enough protection or not? I'm 72, and my wife will probably walk with me, for the exercise. I don't want to go in without. Thank you in advance, Mike