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Alaskan Reds - Dangerous Game (DG) Hunting
Posted by xyzzycoder on Sep 19 2005
Sir,

Beware when hunting the lone bull or "rogue" squirrel. They exhibit both cunning and guile. And, gram per gram, their bite puts them in the league with the "big five." Though it's an old debate, one may wish to consider the merits of the double when pursuing "Alaskan Reds." Nothing else can match the speed and certainty of getting a second shot (and second chance) when breaking a charge. Nothing else can provide the same confidence when following a wounded, territorial bull into heavy scrub and cover.

The .410 Nitro Express is a popular option in doubles for close-quarters hunting. Once, while attempting for a trophy bull with a bow, and watching helplessly as the second aluminum shaft warped and bent off the tough (almost like tree bark) hide my guide saved both of our lives with a double.

As with brown bear, non-residents must be accompanied by a guide when hunting Alaskan Reds. Hell hath no fury like a wounded Alaskan Red.

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