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    Author(s): W.R. Meehan; J.F. Thilenius
    Date: 1983
    Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-152. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 20 p
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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    Bears are frequently encountered by people working in or enjoying the outdoors. Some government agencies have regulations concerning the firearms their personnel carry for protection against bears.

    Guidelines to prevent hazardous encounters with bears are presented, and the performance of commonly used weapons and ammunition is discussed. The ballistic performance of bullet at the longer ranges generally encountered while hunting.

    Recommendations are made for weapons and ammunition used as protection from bears.

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    Meehan, W.R.; Thilenius, J.F. 1983. Safety in bear country: protective measures and bullet performance at short range. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-152. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station. 20 p

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    Safety, safety equipment, bears, ballistics, Alaska

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