Bears pose a significant threat to Imre and Peter while they canoe along the Yukon River this summer. They may come across black, grizzly, or even polar bears throughout their trip. Increasing polar temperatures heightens this danger. This year especially, Alaska has been experiencing record highs.
Due to these dangers, they have decided that unlike in previous adventures to the north, they will be bringing a shotgun to the Yukon this year. This decision was also influenced by Imre’s perilous run-in with a grizzly two years ago. On Saturday, they went out to the range to practice shooting more accurately and safely. They will be taking a Mossberg 500 shotgun on their trip loaded with 1 3/8 oz slugs.