.454 Alaskan FTW Long read, but worth it: This guy lives just outside of Soldotna. Friends, Have I got a story for you guys! King season is over, and since I had a day off before silvers start, I Thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 am this morning (Sunday), just 2/10 of a mile from my house, ON OUR ROAD while walking My dogs (trying to get in shape for hunting season, ironically!) for the Record, this is in a residential area-not back in the woods, no Bow hunting, no stealth occurring.... I heard a twig snap, and looked back...full on charge-a huge brownie, Ears back, head low and motorin' full speed! Came with zero warning; no Woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you Think or see on TV! It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in about one-second! Totally surreal-I just started shooting in the general Direction, and praise God that my second shot (or was it my third?) Rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I was Shooting from-I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the Last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my First shot! It was a prehistoric old boar-no teeth, no fat-weighed between 900-1000 Lbs and took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear-its Paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer! Never-ever-thought "it" would happen to me! It's always some other smuck, Right? Well, no bull-I am still high on adrenaline, with my gut in a Knot. Feels like I did 10000 crunches without stopping! Almost puked for An hour after, had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers Conducted their investigation! Totally wiped me out-cant even put that feeling into words, by far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!