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Grizzly attacks Idaho man
(AP) ^ | April 14, 2007

Posted on 04/14/2007 7:13:56 PM PDT by george76

An eastern Idaho man was mauled by a grizzly bear just outside his rural home, suffering deep bite and claw wounds across his back, investigators said.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the 33-year-old victim of the Tuesday night bear attack, saying he requested anonymity. They said he was in stable condition and good spirits in an Idaho Falls hospital.

"He just stepped outside of his house to look for his dog ... then the bear knocked him down," said Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Steve Schmidt...

"The bear caused significant injuries to his head, back, shoulder and buttocks. In other words, the bear was biting him all over his backside," Schmidt said.

On Wednesday, local police and Fish and Game officials set out to capture the bear, laying a series of traps and snares near the victim's home in a rural subdivision outside Tetonia, about five miles west of the Wyoming border.

Schmidt said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has the authority to manage grizzly bears, granted the state agency permission to remove the bear from the wild. The bear's fate, if captured, is uncertain, they said.

"After the well-being of the victim, the safety of the public is our top concern," said Jon Heggen, the state agency's enforcement chief.

The attack is the first in Idaho since July 3, 2006, when a female grizzly attacked a hiker near the western border of Yellowstone National Park...

Federal biologists say the bear population has grown from 4 percent to 7 percent a year since the mid-'90s and that more than 600 grizzlies now live in that region.

(Excerpt) Read more at casperstartribune.net ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Conspiracy; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; beakattack; bear; bearattack; biologists; federal; federalbiologists; grizzly; grizzlybear; hunting; idaho; sss; tetonia; usfws; yellowstone

1 posted on 04/14/2007 7:13:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: girlangler; HairOfTheDog
Henderson was attacked by the bear moments after stepping outside his home to look for his barking dog.

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2 posted on 04/14/2007 7:18:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Myrddin

“Timothy Henderson, 33, was recovering Thursday from wounds he received when the bear attacked him outside his rural Tetonia home Tuesday night, about five miles from the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Henderson was reported in good condition at an Idaho Falls hospital with deep bite and claw marks on his head, shoulders, back and buttocks.”


3 posted on 04/14/2007 7:19:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
It's Spring. The bears are coming out of hibernation. I'm headed to Yellowstone next Thursday. There are parts of the park that are off limits because of the bears. Tetonia is about 114 miles from my house. I've passed through the area on my way to Jackson Hole, WY.
4 posted on 04/14/2007 7:26:41 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: george76
Authorities did not immediately release the name of the 33-year-old victim of the Tuesday night bear attack, saying he requested anonymity.

Fear of bear reprisals?

5 posted on 04/14/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Myrddin

Why is the USFWS closing parts of Yellowstone ?

Are they worried about the bears or the people ?


6 posted on 04/14/2007 7:37:16 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“An eastern Idaho man was mauled by a grizzly bear just outside his rural home”

Holy Cow! we still have Grizzlies in the lower 48?


7 posted on 04/14/2007 7:41:07 PM PDT by Grunthor (Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: Grunthor

If one’s dogs is barking...it might be a bear or mountain lion ?

The federal government is also introducing Canadian wolves too...with our tax dollars.

Soon to a town near us ?


8 posted on 04/14/2007 7:47:00 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Evaporate the bear. High time to reintroduce the bounty system.


9 posted on 04/14/2007 7:48:45 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: george76
Parts of the park are off limits every Spring. They are opened for access again in early June when the bears have moved on. It's standard procedure. The partially eaten buffalo carcasses are a good clue that something very big is feeding in the area.

One of the areas shut off is Fairy Falls. You have to walk about 3 miles away from the road to see the falls. It's normal to see lots of carcasses on the side of the path.

10 posted on 04/14/2007 7:59:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Grunthor
Holy Cow! we still have Grizzlies in the lower 48?

Yes we do. We have so many in Idaho that they are coming off the endangered list shortly. Hiking without an appropriate sidearm isn't a good idea in many areas.

11 posted on 04/14/2007 8:02:34 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: george76
Federal biologists say the bear population has grown from 4 percent to 7 percent a year

It's global warming that's behind this.

12 posted on 04/14/2007 8:03:17 PM PDT by quantim (2008 => I'll take an imperfect winner over a perfect loser.)
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To: george76

Normally I wouldn’t post something like this in a thread like this but if he’s in good spirits he’ll appreciate this.

Funny bear video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOpKFPEah3E


13 posted on 04/14/2007 8:05:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Myrddin
" I'm headed to Yellowstone next Thursday"

Crazy time of year to walk about in grizzly territory. They've got the munchies in a big way. I doubt any of the "what to do when you stumble into a bear" advice will do you much good, especially if it's a momma bear. And the chances of an encouter being accidental are slim, the bear would probably be stocking you. Hope you pack something with some knock down power for saftey at least, not that you'd have time to use it...

14 posted on 04/14/2007 8:10:27 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks. This is almost as good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n4xXc25wPE&mode=related&search=


15 posted on 04/14/2007 8:14:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“The federal government is also introducing Canadian wolves too...with our tax dollars.”

I know I’ve got wolves in the nat’l park near me, some large Black Bear as well and a few Couger (Mountain Lion), but I haven’t heard of any Grizzly Bear anywhere around these parts.


16 posted on 04/14/2007 8:33:09 PM PDT by Grunthor (Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hah! I thought it was real until a few secs into the karate and boxing moves,,hysterical!


17 posted on 04/14/2007 8:33:42 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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To: GSlob; fish hawk; Grampa Dave; SunkenCiv

18 posted on 04/14/2007 10:04:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Hope you pack something with some knock down power for saftey at least, not that you'd have time to use it...

I've heard (from an Alaskan hunter) that you can't stop a grizzly from killing you with any sidearm: instead, shoot the bear in the shoulders to disable him—or worse, a "her".

19 posted on 04/15/2007 2:04:29 AM PDT by Eclectica (It only took one TV commercial to torpedo "Mr. Conservative" in 1964 Go-o-o-o RUDY!)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
eeek! do you have grizzlies up there too???? Around where you are?? Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

You'd better hurry on down to GA, honeybabe, we only have tornados down here.
20 posted on 04/15/2007 4:14:12 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (FR is a party where the guests like you, but the hosts don't.)
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To: Grunthor
Some decades ago my monsignor visited Glacier National Park.

One of the rangers asked him if he would accompanied him to a bear attack site to give rights.

There wasn't much left of either of the campers.

21 posted on 04/15/2007 4:27:14 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..Doing real on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: Shimmer128
Check this out. It is the most recent fatality from a bear attack.

Elora Petrasek, 6, female April 13, 2006.

Black Bear

She was killed and her mother and 2 year-old brother seriously injured in an attack in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee.

22 posted on 04/15/2007 4:29:06 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..Doing real on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: IncPen

ping


23 posted on 04/15/2007 4:35:05 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: mware
Oh I remember that. (now looking outside fearfully) Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
24 posted on 04/15/2007 4:39:53 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (FR is a party where the guests like you, but the hosts don't.)
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To: Shimmer128

So sad, in up state NY in 2002, a 5 month old was mauled to death by a black bear. The baby’s mother was out with both her children and she saw the bear, and ran after her the toddler but before she could get the baby that was on the porch the bear had taken her.


25 posted on 04/15/2007 4:44:45 AM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear..Doing real on this good earth... I bid you stand! Men of the West!)
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To: george76
I can just hear the PETA/Greens and other human hating POS liberals saying in private between hits of their favorite street drug, "The dude deserved this attack and asked for it by living where he did. Hey man, those Grizzlies were there first!"
26 posted on 04/15/2007 6:53:16 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (GW has more Honor and Integrity in his little finger than ALL of the losers on the "hate Bush" band)
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To: george76

The advantage of raising potatoes bears up under scrutiny.


27 posted on 04/15/2007 7:47:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Monday, April 2, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eclectica

whoever told you you can noy kill a grizz with a side arm is wrong!
My .454 casull will roll one in its tracks!
plus i have shot them with a bow and they are no tougher than a black to put down !


28 posted on 04/15/2007 11:19:43 PM PDT by ishootbear
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To: Grunthor
Holy Cow! we still have Grizzlies in the lower 48?

Yep. Mountain lions are spreading, too. Reported in North Dakota and other places they have not been for 100 years...

29 posted on 04/15/2007 11:28:37 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly.)
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To: george76
The local news just reported that the 15 year old, 350 lb male grizzly that was responsible for the attack was captured in a snare on Saturday and shot.
30 posted on 04/16/2007 9:34:35 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin

Thank you.

Is 350 pounds small for a 15 year old griz ?

( even in the spring )


31 posted on 04/16/2007 12:03:58 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
The news story said 350-400 lbs. I'm not sure of what is normal. I enjoy observing grizzlies in the Wolf and Grizzly Discovery Center in West Yellowstone and at my local zoo in Pocatello. In both places the captive bears are much bigger than the one killed in Tetonia.
32 posted on 04/16/2007 9:08:19 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
Yeh - this time of year they're out of hibernation, skinny, and hungry. Exterior garbage cans are not a good idea in my neighborhood. Haven't seen any griz in a quite awhile at this low elevation but you wouldn't want to be the first one and armed only with a cellphone camera. "Hi, Mom, this is the b'ar what et me!" No thanks.

Personally I opt for a .41 magnum on my belt and a whole lot of common sense. It'd be the common sense that keeps me alive. The magnum is for letting my neighbors know where to look for my body...

33 posted on 04/16/2007 9:17:31 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
I purchased a real pretty .41 magnum revolver suitable for carry. A nice titanium Taurus. I usually take my S&W 629 w/4" barrel (44 mag) with 240 gr PMC in a Kramer holster. It's satisfactory for big cats and black bears. I'm not convinced it would do the job for a grizzly...aside from marking the critter as the probable consumer of my carcass.
34 posted on 04/16/2007 10:06:39 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Myrddin
LOL - yeah. I've been given the classic advice to file the front sight off...so Mr. Bear doesn't hurt me when he sticks it where the sun don't shine. If he's close enough for me to have to use it I'll have to hope that the muzzle flash blinds him long enough for me to git outta Dodge. And they run faster than I do. Lots.

My only close encounter with a real Grizzly was in Glacier National Park, where there were no fences and what I had to defend myself was a walking stick. My imported Irish blackthorn shrank into a popsicle stick in my hand. But God, he was beautiful. The ones you see mounted don't glisten. He glistened.

35 posted on 04/16/2007 10:31:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: george76
This attack happened next door to a really good friend of mines home where we have shared many a barbecue.

After the attack victim was released from the hospital, being a good tree hugger, he asked the sheriff, Kim Cooke, “Did you relocate the bear?”

Kim Cooke replied: “Yes, we relocated him to the taxidermist!”

36 posted on 06/26/2008 3:05:52 PM PDT by Daryl L.Hunter (Pacifists are the unwitting ally of the enemy!)
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To: Daryl L.Hunter; Billthedrill; girlangler; jazusamo; Grammy; proud_yank; GOP_Raider

LOL

“Yes, we relocated him to the taxidermist!”


37 posted on 06/26/2008 3:54:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; Daryl L.Hunter

That’s my kind of Sheriff! LOL


38 posted on 06/26/2008 4:04:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: ishootbear

You may have just landed yourself a gig!

Go bring that griz down and put his rug in front of the victim’s fireplace.


39 posted on 06/26/2008 4:17:08 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: Chief Engineer; Delphinium; EternalVigilance; Keyes2000mt; Sir_Ed; Knitting A Conundrum; ...
Palisades Reservoir on the Wyoming/Idaho Border
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FReepmail GOP_Raider to be on or off this list

40 posted on 06/26/2008 5:35:28 PM PDT by GOP_Raider (DU: Standing athwart history yelling "$#@$# you mother$#@$#er!")
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To: george76

I must say that bringing these man-eating predators back in areas where people live is just a splendid idea.


41 posted on 06/28/2008 12:21:01 PM PDT by dsc
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