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Afternoon State News Briefs: Man recovering from black bear attack
piercecountyherald.com ^ | 16 May, 2013 | NA

Posted on 05/17/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by marktwain

SILVER CLIFF - A man is said to be recovering after he was attacked by a black bear in Marinette County, and his wife killed the animal by pounding a gun over its head.

Authorities said Gerre Ninnemann saw the bear running after his dog near his cabin at Silver Cliff yesterday. The bear tackled Ninnemann after a chase, and was biting-and-clawing at his back before he ran away. Sheriff’s deputies said he was mauled again. In the meantime, his wife Marie took out a gun but she didn’t know how to load it. So she pounded the weapon over the bear’s head, which let her husband escape. She then pointed the gun at the animal, as the couple backtracked into their cabin. A Marinette County deputy later killed the bear. There was no immediate word on Ninnemann’s condition. The bear was taken to Madison for a necropsy. A state DNR official said the animal was only a year old. Supervisor John Huff says there have only been a few bear attacks of people in Wisconsin in the last few decades.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: attack; banglist; bear; guncontrol; secondamendment; wi
Many have said that an unloaded gun is just an awkward club.
1 posted on 05/17/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Maybe should have used the other end of the gun.....


2 posted on 05/17/2013 6:42:10 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: marktwain; SJackson; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Black bear attack in Wisconsin ping. A lot of people have claimed that black bears won’t attack humans on this board.

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


3 posted on 05/17/2013 6:44:48 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: marktwain

Husband...I think it would be a good idea to teach the Mrs how to load the gun.


4 posted on 05/17/2013 6:45:59 AM PDT by pgkdan (Some taglines never go away....)
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To: marktwain

This article is written poorly. He saw the bear chasing his dog but the bear caught him after a chase? What?

When he saw the bear chasing his dog why did he not retrieve his weapon and load it?


5 posted on 05/17/2013 6:46:36 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: afraidfortherepublic; kanawa

“A lot of people have claimed that black bears won’t attack humans on this board.”

And they’re the people I want running -behind- me in the woods.

:)


6 posted on 05/17/2013 6:47:11 AM PDT by Salamander (And join with us please ...Valkyrie maidens ride.. Empty-handed on the cold wind to Valhalla.)
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To: marktwain

From the article: “... his wife Marie took out a gun but she didn’t know how to load it. So she pounded the weapon over the bear’s head, which let her husband escape. She then pointed the gun at the animal, ...”

First mistake was marrying a Liberal female who won’t allow a loaded gun in HER home.

Gentlemen do not marry Libtards.

If they find Libtardism in a family member, they educate/train said Libtard accordingly.

In this case, the Libtard likely damaged a gun.


7 posted on 05/17/2013 6:47:49 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam is antithetical to, and Islam is irreconcilable with, America. Therefore - Islam Delenda Est)
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To: marktwain

Two clauses from the article:

1. “his wife killed the animal by pounding a gun over its head.”

2. “A Marinette County deputy later killed the bear.”

Did someone revive the dead bear so the deputy could kill it a second time? Or perhaps journalists again showing why they are a low paid and fast-dying breed.


8 posted on 05/17/2013 6:47:51 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: marktwain

Dat’s WAYSIS!.......


9 posted on 05/17/2013 6:48:14 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: marktwain

... and his wife killed the animal by pounding a gun over its head.

...A Marinette County deputy later killed the bear.

The most dangerous bears are the ones that need to be killed twice before they are really killed.


10 posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:20 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: Resolute Conservative
When he saw the bear chasing his dog why did he not retrieve his weapon and load it?

Perhaps the dog couldn't get to his weapon?......

11 posted on 05/17/2013 6:49:25 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Concur. We’re left to guess and fill in the blanks with this disjointed piece.


12 posted on 05/17/2013 6:53:09 AM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
A lot of people have claimed that black bears won’t attack humans on this board.

(Emphasis mine)

True, they usually attack humans in the woods, maybe around trash containers, or in a zoo.

:-)

Now if only that could be said for some Freepers (ok, I'm sometimes guilty too, I suppose, but I try hard to not make it personal), certain politicians & gov't employees...

13 posted on 05/17/2013 7:02:30 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: bramps

“The most dangerous bears are the ones that need to be killed twice before they are really killed.”

Thats why I am preparing for the zombie bear apocalypse.


14 posted on 05/17/2013 7:04:01 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude
Thats why I am preparing for the zombie bear apocalypse.

LOL. That right there is funny.

15 posted on 05/17/2013 7:08:31 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: marktwain

A wife who doesn’t know how to load a gun is even worse!


16 posted on 05/17/2013 7:09:02 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Paul R.

A møøse once bit my sister on this board.


17 posted on 05/17/2013 7:10:06 AM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: marktwain

The most dangerous gun of all is the gun in the hands of the IGNORANT/untrained/hoplophobic.
The gun that won’t go “bang” when needed will get ‘ya dead.


18 posted on 05/17/2013 7:13:46 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Resolute Conservative
I learned out in Yellowstone National Park when I was a teenager that chasing a bear out of your campsite can end with you catching the bear.

To quote Obama, "That is not optimal!"

19 posted on 05/17/2013 7:18:59 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: Redleg Duke

My momma always said, “boys chase girls until the girl catches them...” It wasn’t until after college I understood the totality of that statement.


20 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:17 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kevao

Hahaha!

Great tagline, BTW. Lots of truth in that one. Then again, considering those bonuses to IRS employees, maybe it should be “give your money to the gov’t and a little of it will go to the poor”.


21 posted on 05/17/2013 7:24:43 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: marktwain

After reading this poorly written, with confusing and conflicting reporting...dude...teach your wife how to load and shoot the weapon. Sheesh.


22 posted on 05/17/2013 7:25:49 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: Paul R.
Also from the article "She then pointed the gun at the animal, as the couple backtracked into their cabin."

Eh? One year old bears know about guns pointed at them?

(If the wife had been swinging the gun at the bear, I might understand, given the prior head-whacking...)

23 posted on 05/17/2013 7:33:13 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: Paul R.
And finally:

The bear tackled Ninnemann after a chase, and was biting-and-clawing at his back before he ran away.

Well, I assume Ninnemann ran away, but given the wording, it could have been a case of the bear getting a taste of DEET.

24 posted on 05/17/2013 7:40:21 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: marktwain

Wifey is apparently not sufficiently versed in proper use of a gun, but it is also fair to point out that a woman who will effectively defend her husband against with an awkward club against a bear is a keeper.


25 posted on 05/17/2013 7:40:42 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Why not? Sharks attack people on surf boards, so why won’t bears attack people who surf boards?


26 posted on 05/17/2013 8:45:14 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: babble-on
Bear was quoted saying


27 posted on 05/17/2013 9:05:11 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Salamander
"And they’re the people I want running -behind- me in the woods."

Yep...lol..."...I don't have to be real fast...just faster than you..."

28 posted on 05/17/2013 11:28:39 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: bramps; babble-on

Perhaps the bear was “merely stunned”....(parrot shop joke)


29 posted on 05/17/2013 11:30:29 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Salamander

And they’re the people I want running -behind- me in the woods.


Two guys out hiking. One of them spots a .22 revolver in the other guy’s belt.

“What’s THAT for”?

“Bear.”

“You’re going to shoot a bear with a .22? Wow are you stupid!”

“Nah. All I have to do is shoot YOU in the foot.”


30 posted on 05/18/2013 2:45:54 AM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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