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WI:Hunter attacked by bear in Barron County
wxow.com ^ | 30 October, 2013 | NA

Posted on 11/01/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT by marktwain

Barron County (WQOW) - Sometimes when you go hunting you come across animals you're not looking to hunt. A Barron County grouse hunter's encounter on Saturday put him and his dog in the hospital.

"It was a spot where he would have never seen this bear laying on the ground," said DNR Conservation Warden Phillip Dorn.

Phil Anderson was hunting rough grouse at the Loon Lake Wildlife Area when he heard branches cracking. He thought it was a deer but it turned out to be a black bear.

"I heard my dog squealing in distress and I kind of figured out what was happening," Anderson said.

Anderson's dog had encountered a mother bear and her cubs in Barron County.

"I yelled for the dog and immediately the adult bear came from that direction and charged at me and knocked me on my back," said Anderson "She batted me a few times and shook me and then she went back to my dog."

After regaining his feet, Anderson yelled at the bear hoping to scare it. The bear left the dog and charged Anderson again. This time Anderson was prepared and was able to shoot the bear point blank in the face with birdshot, a lightweight ammo that typically would not down a bear.

"Birdshot doesn't really penetrate that well from distances," said Dorn "but this was very close range. Probably within three feet."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: banglist; bear; guncontrol; hunting; secondamendment; wi
The bear weighed 275 lbs. This is the third bear attack in Wisconsin this year.
1 posted on 11/01/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

that would be scary as hell


2 posted on 11/01/2013 6:22:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: marktwain

I love my dog but I think I would have quietly climbed a tree and left the bear and the dog to sort it out.


3 posted on 11/01/2013 6:23:05 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: marktwain

I was watching “Life Below Zero” on the National Geographic channel last night. A woman living alone on the Tundra was talking about being attacked by a bear when she was out hunting.

The bear punctured her skull and disjointed her hip before rolling her down a river embankment. She dragged herself back up the bank, drove her ATV back to her cabin and laid on the floor for 10 days till somebody found her.

She said she’s an old fashioned gal who prefers a lever action but carries an AR style rifle because she wants to put as much lead downrange as possible.

She’s more man than I’ll ever be.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 6:29:04 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: marktwain

“birdshot, a lightweight ammo that typically would not down a bear.”

Ya reckon?


5 posted on 11/01/2013 6:34:21 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: marktwain

While duck hunting along the Gila River I typically have to crawl through low paths in willow thickets made by javelina and bear. I swap to buckshot and slugs for just such reasons.


6 posted on 11/01/2013 6:40:08 AM PDT by Carthego delenda est
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve read about that story also. IIRC, she stitched up her scalp by herself and when the bear showed up at the airstrip she killed it.


7 posted on 11/01/2013 6:48:55 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: cripplecreek
My husband was hunting grizzlies in British Columbia a few years ago and I was tagging along with him. We had an Indian guide and he told us a story about his wife.

She was out gathering up the horses in the remote area where they lived. She walked up on a grizzly and it attacked her. It knocked her around for a while and she played dead.

The bear buried her in a pile of sticks, rocks and dirt and would have come back to eat her. when she knew the bear was gone she climbed out from under the brush and staggered home.

Her husband said it took almost 7 years for some of her wounds to heal. (Canadian health care I guess)

8 posted on 11/01/2013 6:58:57 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Mercat
I love my dog but I think I would have quietly climbed a tree and left the bear and the dog to sort it out.

If a Black Bear wanted to, it could come right up that tree after you.

Grizzlies don't climb. Black Bear do.

9 posted on 11/01/2013 7:00:20 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: Mercat

And have this happen to you???

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jRTrRxamxQ


10 posted on 11/01/2013 7:06:02 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: cripplecreek

Is it this woman?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4F1_-kjLvc


11 posted on 11/01/2013 7:09:17 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: marktwain
Hmm. I think I'll drop a couple rounds of 00 Buck into my pants pocket if I hunt birds up there. Might come in handy.

As for the pesky legalities, as long as no one needs medical attention you can always S,S&SU.

12 posted on 11/01/2013 7:26:12 AM PDT by jboot (Ask me again after the revolution.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
"Is it this woman?

Yup!

13 posted on 11/01/2013 7:27:04 AM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That’s the one. She’s a tough one but you would have to be to live that life.

I like the show because its not overdramatized like most of those shows are.


14 posted on 11/01/2013 7:31:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Don’t the slugs kinda mess up a duck?

hehehehehe.....


15 posted on 11/01/2013 7:44:38 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Graybeard58

“birdshot, a lightweight ammo that typically would not down a bear.”

Ya reckon?”......

At 3-4 feet, “bird shot” is typically closer to being a solid mass of pellets than in a larger wide pattern. VERY LETHAL at close distances such as was described in the article.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 8:27:40 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Graybeard58

Bird shot at 3 feet is a frangible slug.


17 posted on 11/01/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: Ditto

I was reading up on bear protection on an Alaska forum, the statement that Grizzlies don’t climb was followed by several pictures of grizzly bears climbing trees.


18 posted on 11/01/2013 8:52:54 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

Hummm. Never heard of that, but I guess they could. I just never want to find out.


19 posted on 11/01/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT by Ditto
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To: jboot

One doesn’t have the time to change ammo in a situation like this.


20 posted on 11/01/2013 9:11:16 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: Mercat

You might climb a tree I would have help the dog and hopefully killed the bear before it had a chance to harm me or the dog.


21 posted on 11/01/2013 9:13:12 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

“rough grouse?” Never heard of that species. Do they join gangs or something?

TC


22 posted on 11/01/2013 9:28:49 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

I wonder if it’s a regional variation of “Ruffed” grouse?


23 posted on 11/01/2013 9:32:53 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Ditto

After reading about the effectiveness of firearms against big brownies, I decided I didn’t really want to hike in Alaska.


24 posted on 11/01/2013 9:36:40 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: cripplecreek
Quite common for young blk bear to stalk people, especially if they haven't seen many humans. They usually come in real slow with front quarters hugging the ground and butt high in air; same way a cat sneaks in on a rabbit in cut hay field. Has happened to me twice in my life, and yet never have had a grizzly bear get that close to me. Truth is vast majority of all bear, run at the whiff of man.

We have several Spring bear stands that we bait. My kids have shot over 20 blk bear last 4-5 years, biggest 350 lbs with a 6.8 Stag Ar; 110 grain TTSX's, 28 grains H-322. They run 10-20 yards let out their death bawl. Indian friends down Ft. Yukon killed a sow polar bear a few years back with an old .556 Ar. My nephew killed a grizzly bear this fall with my 308 Scar, 165 A-frames. Rural Alaska, people have used cheap old military guns for many years, so the transition to the newer Ar platforms is quite acceptable to most.

I actually know some of the people on "Life below Zero" & "Yukon Men". You are seeing how they really live, but it's played up for Reality TV for sure. That one guy that has his Eskimo wife shoot everything. He can't be seen with a gun, cause he knocked the crap outta state cop a few years back and isn't allowed to touch a gun; the law is waiting for him to be seen shooting something; then they'll be after him again, regular vendetta, ha ha. Ya know, I dvr them shows and sit back and laugh at all the hocus pocus, but I watch them too.

25 posted on 11/01/2013 9:41:35 AM PDT by Eska
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To: riverrunner; jboot

“One doesn’t have the time to change ammo in a situation like this.”

You could use a double. Bird shot in one barrel, buckshot in the other.

Kind of a sparse pattern for the grouse on the second shot, but has good hitting power way out there...


26 posted on 11/01/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: trisham
"I wonder if it’s a regional variation of “Ruffed” grouse?" More likely an ignorant journo. TC
27 posted on 11/01/2013 10:22:08 AM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck

Could be. I did a search and couldn’t locate anything.


28 posted on 11/01/2013 10:29:23 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: marktwain

I know of some one who use to do that killed a groused on the fly with the buck shot load.


29 posted on 11/01/2013 1:27:59 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: marktwain

there’s trouble a bruin.


30 posted on 11/01/2013 9:12:51 PM PDT by Redcitizen (.)
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