The AR-15 rifle is once again under fire by gun banners—who ignore the fact that rifles of any kind are seldom used in crime, and seem to despise anyone who dares to own one. Many who are ignorant on firearms even consider the gun a “weapon of war,” suitable for nothing but murder and mayhem.
When we venture outdoors we often feel vulnerable. It's probably one of the reasons we do it, because risk and reward are such closely bonded concepts! But at the same time, most of us recognize the importance of planning and risk mitigation. So it's no surprise that a lot of people want to know what to do if you see a bear when out and about. Our friend Bertie Cowen over at Effortless Outdoors has researched what you should do if you spot a bear: