S4:E49 Fishing Where Grizzlies and Mountain Lions Live

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Fishing where grizzlies and mountain lions live requires a heightened level of vigilance. It seems as if there have been more reports of mountain lion attacks the past year or two than in recent memory. Not long ago, a runner in Colorado was attacked by a young mountain lion while trail running west of Fort Collins. And just this spring a boy in Montana turned back a charging grizzly with bear spray. In this episode, we recount a few hair-raising stories of encounters while fishing where grizzlies and mountain lions live. And also offer up a few practical ways to ensure your safety when out and about in the great outdoors.

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2 thoughts on “S4:E49 Fishing Where Grizzlies and Mountain Lions Live

  1. Hey guys! I love the podcast and look forward to it every week.

    I live in Missoula, bears aren’t uncommon in the areas surrounding, so I’ve always got a can on me when I’m out. When you two were talking about practicing with bear spray, I just wanted to let you know that you can find canisters of “practice bear spray”. Essentially, it’s the size and weight if a bear spray can, pressurized the same and fires the same, just without all the caustic chemicals. They’re only $14-$20 depending on the brand, and it’s totally worth it. The first time you find out what it feels like to spray it, shouldn’t be when a bear is, dare I say, baring down on you.

    I usually get my bear spray at Ace Hardware, and they always have the practice cans in stock too.

    • Thanks, Quincy, for the tip on practice canisters of bear spray. I’ll look for some the next time I’m in Bozeman. I hadn’t thought about checking at an Ace Hardware, but that makes sense. I fished Rock Creek a couple of times, but I know there’s other great places to fish around Missoula. Hope you do well this season!