I don’t know about you, but I’d certainly feel safer with my S&W 629Â on my hip, loaded with .44 Magnum soft points. I’d hate to experienceÂ this kind encounter with nothing better than frantically searching for a rock, or hoping if I couldn’t outrun the bear, I could at least outrun my jogging partner.
Sadly, a .44 revolver is not an option for Canadians. Spray would have probably been enough to dissuade this bear, in the absence of a firearm, though, and I don’t think even Canada restricts bear spray. Don’t go out into the woods unprepared.