Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.
If you will be hunting or fishing in bear country, you should consider how you will protect yourself should you encounter a bear. Many hunters want the comfort of a firearm. Even one of the most inexpensive models will work, as this post describes.