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  • Update: Handgun or Pistol Against Bear Attack: 93 cases, 97% Effective

    03/31/2020 5:34:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 25 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The criteria for inclusion in this study is a pistol had to be fired to defend against a bear or bears. If a handgun was not fired, the incident was not included. If the use of the handgun stopped the attack, it was a success whether the bear was killed immediately, or left the scene, as long as it stopped attacking. All methods of defense against bears have similar problems of access. A failure to use a handgun or bear spray in a pack, or a rifle slung over the shoulder without a round in the chamber, should not be...
  • Grizzly Bear Defense, Bryan Berg, 17 September, 2017, Bob Marshall Wilderness, MT

    03/17/2020 11:33:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 15 March, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Bryan Berg cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten In September of 2017, In the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana, near Glacier National Park, Bryan Berg had to shoot a big boar grizzly. You may have seen the AP story where the federal investigators confirmed he shot the bear in self-defense.Bryan got into trouble for not reporting the shooting, and for cutting off the bear claws as a memento. The plea bargain was under the Lacy Act, for transporting the bear claws across state lines.   From startribune.com: Acting on a tip, authorities interviewed Berg in March 2018. He admitted...
  • Sarah Palin raps "Baby Got Back" while dressed as a bear, shocking "The Masked Singer" viewers

    03/12/2020 11:46:37 AM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 99 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/12/2020 | SOPHIE LEWIS
    For some viewers of "The Masked Singer," one of last night's performances was unbearable. The judges of the show were shocked when a singer in a bear costume was revealed to be former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin. "The Masked Singer" is a reality competition show involving mystery celebrity guests singing in costume before a live audience and panel of judges, who try to guess who the singers are. The worst performers are eliminated. Palin was unmasked and eliminated from the show Wednesday night after rapping "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot while dressed as a bright...
  • Fans Pelt Ice Hockey Rink With Thousands (45k) of Teddy Bears for Record 'Bear Toss'

    12/02/2019 1:49:30 AM PST · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Fans of the Hershey Bears ice hockey team covered their team’s home arena with more than 45,000 teddy bears in a record haul for charity on December 1. The Hershey Pennsylvania team’s supporters, beat last year’s tally of around 35,000 bears during the game at Giant Center, local media reported. The stuffed animals from the annual ‘bear toss’ are donated to local schools, food banks and other groups ahead of Christmas.
  • Bear Attack Stopped With .45 ACP On Second Floor Of Motel [TN]

    11/27/2019 5:15:34 AM PST · by servo1969 · 71 replies
    The Captain's Journal ^ | 12-27-2019 | HERSCHEL SMITH
    <p>He turned around, and looked. There, no more than 20 feet away, its feet on a tipped over trash can, was a huge black bear. The bear did not notice him immediately.</p> <p>But Greg’s dog had come out, and peaked around the corner. It growled and emitted a bark, Grrrr..ru..ruff! The bear jumped over the downed trash can, landed with a Woof!, and charged directly at Greg.</p>
  • Taking on the bear issue [ Colorado ]

    11/11/2019 5:30:42 AM PST · by george76 · 54 replies
    Delta County Independent ^ | Nov 8, 2019 | Gary Hubbell
    Colorado has a bear problem. Pure and simple, we have too many bears.. When I was a kid growing up .. my brother and I spent a lot of time in the woods. We were hiking, backpacking, exploring, hunting and climbing around all the time in the high country. Never once did we see a bear. I clearly recall the first time I ever saw a bear in the woods, and I was 31 years old, in 1993. Not too long after that, I took over the outfitting permits in Marble, Colorado, and I remember one day when I saw...
  • RAW VIDEO: Circus Bear Attacks, Mauls Trainer After Being Forced To Push Wheelbarrow Like Human

    10/24/2019 9:01:52 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | 10/24/19
    Video footage has emerged of a circus bear attacking a trainer Olonets town, in the western Karelia region of Russia. The 600lb bear was prodded with an electric shock device to stop the attack. The severity of the trainers injuries were not known.
  • helter’s Mysterious ‘Bear Dog’ Is Unlike Anything People Have Ever Seen Before

    10/22/2019 9:36:42 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 30 replies
    Honest to Paws ^ | undated, net appearance 10/22/19 | Cody Mauro
    If you’re interested in eye-popping, attention-grabbing animals, look no further than hybrids. While hybrid animals like this wolf-dog are a fascinating cross of two separate species, they also reveal a host of ethical problems. < . . . > To create this “bear-dog” hybrid—who didn’t actually have any bear DNA—Russian breeders allegedly used a Chow Chow and some other sort of long-nosed stray. As animal shelter volunteer Polina Kefer put it, “This dog is a ‘badly-made’ Chow Chow.” While the four-year-old pooch might’ve looked cool to some, mentally, he was a mess. < . . . > Unfortunately, all of...
  • MLB To Speed Up Games By Replacing Umpires With Bears

    10/19/2019 5:08:23 PM PDT · by Norski · 16 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 18, 2019 | staff
    NEW YORK, NY—Lots of people think that baseball is boring, criticizing the game for long pauses between pitches and lots of annoying, dull things like "strategy" and "thinking." The MLB is looking to appeal to these people, announcing in a press conference today that they will be replacing all umpires with bears. While the bear umpires have been tested in triple-A ball for some time now, the rule change will first take effect in the majors during this year's World Series. Instead of calling balls and strikes, the bears will usually just eat the catcher, batter, pitcher, and most of...
  • Alaskans Stop Grizzly Bear Charge with Glock 10mm On Elmendorf-Richardson

    10/13/2019 4:24:39 PM PDT · by 2111USMC · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | October 11, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On the evening of 18 September 2018, Anthony Reyna was happy and excited. He and his friend, Gary, were hunting moose on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson north of and sharing a boundary with Anchorage, Alaska. Tony had drawn a moose tag for a bow hunt. He was using a 60 lb PSE ThunderBolt compound bow. He has owned the bow since he was a teenager. Tony and Gary set up and started moose calling about 6 p.m. After 40 minutes, they heard a bull moving in. They saw his antlers at 30 yards. Suddenly, a second bull appeared at 15 yards!...
  • Pistols & Bear Spray Stop Two Bear Attacks on Archery Hunters in Montana

    10/03/2019 5:34:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- Two pairs of archery hunters were attacked by a grizzly bear or bears in Montana, in the Gravelly Mountains. The attacks occurred within 11 hours and one mile from each other.  Because of the proximity, it is suspected the same bear was involved in both attacks.The attacks are remarkably similar with an interesting difference. In one, the hunters used bear spray. In the other, they used 9 mm handguns.  From mt.gov: The first attack happened about 7:30 a.m. when two archery hunters from New Mexico were following elk tracks south of Cottonwood Creek, west of Black Butte....
  • Police quit tracking bear in Aurora neighborhood since, ‘He didn’t commit any crimes’ [Colorado]

    09/18/2019 5:35:52 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 30 replies
    The Aurora Sentinel ^ | September 18, 2019 | The Sentinel
    Police had been “working with (Colorado Parks and Wildlife) to track down this fella all morning in the 23500 block of E. Briarwood Dr.,” Aurora police said in a tweet about 10 a.m. Tuesday. As of 11 a.m. the bear had been tracked to the area of Arapahoe Road and E-470. Officer Anthony Camacho, spokesman with the Aurora Police Department, said police stopped monitoring the bear’s location at about 1:30 p.m. “He didn’t commit any crimes, he didn’t steal any picnic baskets or anything so we didn’t apprehend him,” Camacho said. “We decided to just leave it be.” Camacho said...
  • Day care worker accused of suffocating ‘fussy' infant who wouldn't stop crying

    09/09/2019 9:39:42 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 32 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | September 9, 2019 | Crystal Bonvillian
    BEAR, Del. - A Delaware day care worker has been charged with murder after police say she covered the nose and mouth of a 4-month-old baby with her hand until the infant died. Dejoynay Ferguson, 19, of New Castle, has been booked on one count of first-degree murder. Delaware State Police officials said in a news release that state troopers and paramedics were called around 10:35 a.m. Thursday to Little People Child Development Center in Bear, where they found the infant girl unresponsive. She was rushed to Christiana Hospital in Newark, where she was pronounced dead. Ferguson, who was the...
  • Woman killed by black bear on island north of Minnesota

    09/04/2019 9:29:06 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    KBJR 6 ^ | September 4, 2019 | Krystal Frasier
    a woman staying on an island in a lake that straddles the border between Minnesota and Ontario, Canada has been killed by a black bear ... The 62-year-old woman was staying at a remote family cabin on Red Pine Island in Rainy Lake. The island, in Canadian waters, is about 10 miles northeast of International Falls. ... Ontario Provincial Police Constable Jim Davis says the woman, who was staying with her parents from Minnesota, went outside when she heard her two dogs barking Sunday evening and never returned. Davis says the parents called police who shot the bear after finding...
  • 'It was grating my bones up': B.C. man narrowly survives grizzly attack ( Canada )

    08/09/2019 6:46:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 75 replies
    CBC/Radio-Canada ^ | August 2, 2019 | Jon Hernandez
    Just one day before he turned 45, Colin Dowler didn't think he'd live to celebrate it... the avid outdoorsman was scouting backcountry trails outside of Powell River, B.C., on his mountain bike, about seven kilometres away from a nearby logging camp. After making his way down one of the hills onto the logging road, he caught sight of a large male grizzly bear, walking in his direction. "I wasn't really sure what to do about the situation," Dowler said from his Vancouver hospital bed. "I largely stood there, and let the grizzly keep walking up towards me." Concerned of making...
  • Man dragged away by a bear is found ALIVE looking like a mummy stored inside its den as food

    06/26/2019 9:30:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 20 replies
    The Sun ^ | 26 June 2019 | Will Stewart
    A MAN resembling a "mummy" has been found alive in a bear's den a month after the beast attacked him and dragged him to its lair for a future meal. A group of Russian hunters found Alexander after their dogs barked and refused to move on from a bear's den they passed in the forest, it's reported. When the hunters checked inside the lair the saw what they believed to be a "human mummy" - until they realised he was alive.
  • A friendly black bear was euthanized after it came to love people who fed it and took selfies

    06/18/2019 12:43:03 PM PDT · by McGruff · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | June 18, 2019 | Scottie Andrew and Brian Ries
    Wildlife officials say they were forced to euthanize a friendly young black bear after it grew too familiar with people who regularly fed and took selfies with it. Since the beginning of June, Oregon police received regular calls about the bear, which was usually spotted near its favorite boat ramp at an Oregon park. On Thursday, they found the animal surrounded by a pile of trail mix and sunflower seeds that appeared to have been left behind intentionally by some passersby. The police concluded the bear had grown too habituated to human interaction, and could pose a threat to people's...
  • Woman Bit by Bear Exemplifies How Useful a Handgun Could Have Been

    06/14/2019 1:16:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)-On 31 May, 2019, at about 1 p.m., a woman hiking with her husband on a popular trail near Aspen, Colorado, was bitten in an unprovoked attack by a black bear. She was bitten on the thigh and required hospitalization for a short period. Most bears that show no fear of humans have become acclimated to humans. Bears that have no fear of humans are likely to test humans to see if humans are potential prey. Eventually, the bears have a good chance of causing harm.The case illustrates how effective a pistol could be at stopping bear attacks,...
  • Man claims his guard dog is 'bribed' with deer bones by a garbage-loving bear

    05/11/2019 1:21:08 PM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2019 | Janine Puhak
    One Canadian man claims that his guard dog is in cahoots with a local black bear, with the bear allegedly giving the dog deer bones to munch on in exchange for full access to the household trash. Though the dog owner has not yet witnessed the strange exchange, he has shared his suspicions on Twitter in series of posts that have gone massively viral online. On May 8, Jesse Jordan took to Twitter to discuss his dog Brickleberry’s (aka Brick) troubling new habit of accepting late-night snacks from a hungry wild animal.
  • Pistols or Handguns 95% Effective When Used to Defend Against Bear Attacks, 63 Cases

    03/20/2019 3:52:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In January 2018, I published some original research on the efficacy of pistols in stopping bear attacks. It started with this observation, on the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. Even some of the vaunted magnums.” OK, give us a few examples. As you claim “legions”, it should not be too hard. I never received a response. I believe the claim was made in...