…especially when you’re attacked by a moose:
“As he charged me I emptied my gun into him and he never stopped,” she wrote on Facebook. “I ran for my life and prayed I was fast enough to not be killed in that moment. He trampled the team and then turned for us.”
Yeah, well. Read the piece for the details about her “gun”.
Of particular interest to me is this statement:
She said no musher would ever travel with a rifle or a large caliber gun, instead preferring to scare off animals with a flare gun. And with all the jostling of the sled, the larger guns could easily go off.
Firstly, if your gun goes off because of “jostling”, you need some training and/or a better gun. The thought of something like this Ruger Redhawk .44 Mag going off by being jostled,,,?
Ain’t gonna happen.
As for mushers going out without a rifle or large-caliber handgun: if what this idiot says is true, they’re bigger idiots than I thought. FFS, even realtors carry a heavy gun when they’re showing cabins and houses in the Alaska boonies.