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    10/05/2015 4:03:23 PM PDT · by bkopto · 83 replies
    Breitbart/AP ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | staff
    A Montana bow hunter is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoving his arm down the animal’s throat. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother northwest of the town of Choteau on Saturday when he came face-to-face with a 350- to 400-pound male grizzly, the Great Falls Tribune reported
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/03/2015 1:14:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 18 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Oct 3, 2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said. On Friday morning, the cub was seen outside a tent. David Tandler, 49, told officers he was worried it would harm children inside the tent, Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth...
  • Homeless man in Anchorage uses homemade spear to kill bear

    10/02/2015 7:27:51 PM PDT · by Redcitizen · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 10-02-2015 | MARK THIESSEN
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A homeless man fashioned a machete-like blade to a groomed tree branch and speared a hungry black bear cub that was sniffing for food Friday morning at an illegal camp site in Anchorage. The cub, estimated to be about a year and a half old, and an older bear thought to be its mother had been at the camp site for days stealing food, authorities said.
  • Watch woman thank Alaska bear for not breaking her kayak moments before it breaks her kayak

    10/01/2015 5:45:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 48 replies
    National Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Aileen Donnelly
    A woman who recorded the terrifying moment she encountered a black bear outside a cabin in Alaska has garnered international attention because of the way she begged and pleaded with the large mammal to please, please leave her kayak alone. Mary Maley was on a solo kayaking trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg, Alaska, when she decided to stop at a U.S. Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay. Before she could head out on a four-mile hike, she met her nemesis, the bear. Maley posted a video .. “I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the...
  • Victim of Kalispell Bear Attack Dies ( Inside her home: Montana )

    10/01/2015 5:32:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Tristan Scott
    Barbara Paschke, 85, died as the result of injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her home ... from injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her Ashley Lake home last Sunday afternoon. The woman, Barbara Paschke, died at 10:30 a.m. while she was hospitalized at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She died due to injuries from the attack ... The attack occurred inside Paschke’s home between Batavia Lane and Ashley Lake Road; although it’s not clear how the bear got inside Paschke’s home, it exited through a window, investigators said. The attack was severe, officials said,...
  • Hunter stabs black bear in self-defense in Michigan

    09/22/2015 11:23:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    MLive ^ | September 19, 2015 | Brad Devereaux
    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI — A 46-year-old man was injured in what the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suspects was a black bear attack. ... a black bear came from behind, knocked him over and attacked him. "Using his hunting knife, the man stabbed the bear, which scared it off. The bear is thought to be injured," the DNR said in a news release. "The DNR was informed about 45 minutes later." Sgt. Jon Wood spoke with the hunter and advised him to seek medical attention. The DNR's Law Enforcement Division is continuing to investigate the incident. The DNR plans to...
  • Bear opts for pizza over education in Colorado Springs

    09/14/2015 6:40:03 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    The Gazette ^ | Sept 14, 2015 | Matt Steiner
    A bear cub wandered the streets of downtown Colorado Springs on Monday, before entering a local pizzeria and settling down for an afternoon nap. The sighting and subsequent invasion into Louie's Pizza's prep room was one of several bear incidents to make headlines in 2015 and keep Colorado Parks & Wildlife officials springing into action. Matt Robbins, a spokesman with Parks & Wildlife, didn't have statistics Monday for this year's bear sightings in the Pikes Peak region. He seemed a bit overwhelmed, however, when asked if occurrences are on the rise.
  • Russian Flights Over Iraq and Iran Escalate Tension With U.S.

    09/14/2015 12:21:08 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2015 | By ERIC SCHMITT and MICHAEL R. GORDON
    WASHINGTON — Russia is using an air corridor over Iraq and Iran to fly military equipment and personnel to a new air hub in Syria, openly defying American efforts to block the shipments and significantly increasing tensions with Washington. American officials disclosed Sunday that at least seven giant Russian Condor transport planes had taken off from a base in southern Russia during the past week to ferry equipment to Syria, all passing through Iranian and Iraqi airspace. Their destination was an airfield south of Latakia, Syria, which could become the most significant new Russian military foothold in the Middle East...
  • 95,000 Russian Troops Join Massive CSTO Military Exercise [Bear in the Woods]

    09/14/2015 8:26:59 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 4 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 9/14/2015 | Staff
    Russian Defense Ministry announced that around 95,000 Russian troops and over 7,000 pieces of military equipment are taking part in large-scale strategic exercises in the Central Military District. YEKATERINBURG (Sputnik) – Around 95,000 Russian troops and over 7,000 pieces of military equipment are taking part in large-scale strategic exercises in the Central Military District (CMD), the Russian Defense Ministry announced Monday. "Today the strategic command-and-staff exercise Center–2015 has been started. This is a final stage of the operational and combat training of the Russian Armed Forces in 2015 and joint combat training activities of the CSTO [Collective Security Treaty Organization],"...
  • Pictures Show 'Russian Soldiers' Fighting in Syria

    09/05/2015 2:58:14 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Picture New images have come to light which appear to confirm previous reports of Russian "boots on the ground" in Syria, aiding Bashar al-Assad's overstretched forces defend regime strongholds from advancing rebel armies. The pictures appear to be taken in a variety of locations in western Syria, including Homs and the key port city of Tartus. They show Russian fighters posing with weapons in front of Russian and Syria flags, and portraits of the countries' respective leaders Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad. Pictures
  • Obama takes selfie with Bear Grylls (films reality show while his party completes surrender to Iran)

    09/02/2015 9:49:09 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 02, 2015, 11:13 am | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama stopped for a selfie with wilderness adventurer and television star Bear Grylls during his trip to Alaska on Tuesday. A photo posted to the White House Instagram account showed the pair smiling inside Kenai Fjords National Park with an alpine glacier and gray mountainside in the background. "Glad this was the only Bear I met in the park," read the caption, attributed to Obama. Obama is wrapping up his three-day trip highlighting climate change. He met Grylls for an upcoming episode of his wilderness survival skills show "Running Wild." Meanwhile, a White House petition calling for Obama to...
  • Lucky Escape for Swedes After 'Dead' Bear Attacks

    08/29/2015 10:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Aug 2015
    A Swedish man has spoken about his close brush with death when a bear he believed he had killed lunged up and launched a violent attack on himself and his hunting partner on the first day of Sweden's annual cull. Roles were reversed at the start of Sweden's annual bear hunt on Friday when two Swedish hunters had to be taken to hospital after they were attacked by their own prey. “I had had my eye on this bear for a week and a half, because it had been walking around eating oats in this area,” Per-Anders Wärme from Bollnäs...
  • Bear Injures Doberman After Scrap in Lake Neighborhood

    08/27/2015 8:43:57 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | AUGUST 15, 2015 | Christal Hayes
    A dog is recovering after receiving deep scratches and lacerations on its body and neck during a scuffle with a bear in a residential neighborhood in between Leesburg and Eustis. Kim Givens said she had let her Doberman named Bo out in the backyard of her home in the Wedgewood subdivision before they went to bed late Aug. 8. She said about 11:30 p.m. she saw Bo bolt from her backyard and go down the hill her home sits on. She opened the sliding-glass door and heard loud growling and "horrible mauling sounds." Kim Givens' Doberman named Bo happily playing...
  • Hilarious video shows grizzly bear rolling down hill at Denali National Park

    08/25/2015 10:31:35 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2015
    Video at link. The video shows a close up of the bear as he stumbles then realizes that rolling down the hill was way more fun. (NPS) Chances of spotting bears in Alaska’s Denali National Park are not impossible, but pretty rare. So, what’s the chance you’d see a bear barrel rolling down a hill? A fun-loving grizzly playing up to the camera was captured on video enjoying himself in Denali National Park. In the background, tourists can be heard laughing amid the clicks of digital cameras. The video begins with a close up of the bear as he stumbles...
  • Vietnam vet fights off bear in California

    08/16/2015 9:43:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    KGPE. - CNN ^ | Aug 16, 2015 | Andreas Preuss
    Larry Yepez credits Marine training. A California Vietnam veteran now has bear attack scars to go along with his battle wounds. Crediting his Marine Corps training, Larry Yepez, 66, says he fought off a 250-pound bear outside his Mariposa County home last week. I could feel his strength. I felt like a little rag doll underneath him ... the bear was about 10 feet away and despite his yelling "get away," the animal continued toward him, jumped on him and knocked him down. ... I could hear the crunching ... when he bit down (on my wrist). He ripped towards...
  • Home > U.S. Bear Pokes Its Head Through Cat Door in Latest Break-In at Idaho Home

    08/16/2015 6:43:06 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 101 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Aug 15, 2015 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Bears have become frequent uninvited guests at Doug Harder's Sandpoint, Idaho, home. In May, these three bears set up shop on the second-floor deck outside his condo. Harder found teeth marks in empty soda cans and scratches on the side of the building.
  • Midlothian woman survives bear attack at Douthat State Park

    08/10/2015 9:39:19 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 33 replies ^ | August 10, 2015 | Laura Kebede
    A Midlothian woman survived a bear attack Saturday at Douthat State Park in Bath County that left her with 14 stitches in her back and 14 in her leg. An adult female black bear believed to be the attacker was tracked and killed early Sunday. The bear attack prompted the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation to close several miles of trails on the west side of state Route 629, which was scheduled to be reopened today. Laurie Cooksey was hiking Saturday with three of her four children after a day of canoeing and camping the night before. When they...
  • Alaska woman mauled by grizzly bear while jogging

    08/06/2015 8:09:16 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 6, 2015 | Unattributed
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Two employees of an Alaska backcountry lodge startled an adult grizzly bear while running on a trail in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The bear stepped out of thick brush and mauled one woman while the other ran for help. Gabriele Markel, 20, was recovering Wednesday at an Anchorage hospital. Her wounds, which authorities described as bites and scratches on her head, back and arm, weren't considered life-threatening. She was upgraded to good condition from fair on Wednesday, authorities said. Markel and a co-worker, Kaitlyn Haley, 26, of California, were running Tuesday afternoon on the Cottonwood Creek Trail near...
  • Group sues to stop bear hunting in Florida

    08/01/2015 4:30:49 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies ^ | 8/1/2015 | AP
    <p>An environmental advocacy group is suing Florida’s wildlife-protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season in the fall. Speak Up Wekiva filed the lawsuit Friday in Tallahassee. The lawsuit claims the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conversation Commission violated the state constitution by lifting a two-decade ban on bear hunting. Amendment 5 was passed in 1998 and requires the state to make adequate provision to protect its natural resources. A commission spokeswoman didn’t immediately return a call for comment. Florida outlawed all bear hunting in 1994. But a bear rebound, as well as an increase in the number of nuisance calls and bears killed by cars, were cited as reasons for allowing a new one-week hunt in the fall. There would be a limit of 200 bears total. The lawsuit was first reported by WMFE-FM in Orlando.</p>
  • Picky bear drinks 36 beers, leaves the Busch for someone else

    07/22/2015 11:08:16 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 66 replies ^ | 7/22/2015 | Rick Couri
    BAKER LAKE, Wash. — Agents from the department of Fish and Wildlife in Washington found a black bear sleeping off a major buzz, with three dozen empty cans of Rainier beer close by. “This is a new one on me,” Sgt. Bill Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this.” While a drunken bear is a bit unusual, the most unusual part of the story is what the bear left behind. “He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” Mount Baker campground employee Lisa Broxson told NBC News. “It definitely had a preference.”...
  • Russian Bombers Flew Within 40 Miles of N. California Coast

    07/22/2015 5:53:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 07/22/15 | Bill Gertz
    Tu-95 Bear bombers intercepted off Mendocino on day Putin calls Obama Two Russian nuclear bombers flew within 40 miles of the California coast and one of the pilots relayed a veiled threat during the Fourth of July aerial incident, defense officials said. “Good morning American pilots, we are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day,” a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber crew member stated over the emergency aircraft channel. Defense officials and the Colorado-based U.S. Northern Command said this week that two U.S. F-15 jets intercepted the Russian bombers on July 4 as they flew as close...
  • Tom Rice | International Drive another badly needed project delayed [by environMENTALists]

    07/21/2015 8:10:28 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Myrtle Beach Online ^ | July 17, 2015 | Tom Rice
    I was interested to read the article from The Sun News on Thursday about the last-minute delay of the permit to pave International Drive. This project will take thousands of cars off of the gridlock of Highway 501, and relieve congestion in Carolina Forest. On the day before we were to receive the permit from the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coastal Conservation League filed an appeal. It seems they want the road to be redesigned to include multiple bear crossings, at a cost of millions of dollars to the taxpayers of Horry County. That’s millions of scarce taxpayer dollars...
  • Brown bear shot and killed in Kodiak after it charged man

    06/25/2015 5:20:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 June, 2015 | Tegan Hanlon
    A Kodiak man shot and killed a brown bear Sunday night after it tipped a nearby trash can, returned to the area and charged him, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Nate Svoboda, Fish and Game biologist, said he met with the man Tuesday night and they "walked through the whole scenario." Around 11:45 p.m. Sunday, the man said he was in bed when he heard a loud crash outside his window. He went outside and found a garbage container on its side. Trash covered his yard, Svoboda said. "So the individual grabbed his pistol and started...
  • Evergreen bear decides to check out family's truck

    06/12/2015 7:49:52 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 22 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 6-12-2015 | Deb Stanley
    EVERGREEN, Colo. - A family in Evergreen was surprised to hear their truck's horn honking at 1:10 Friday morning. They were even more surprised to see who was behind the wheel - a bear. Dave Masters told 7NEWS he heard the truck horn and other noise and started investigating. "I realized that a bear had let himself into my wife's truck and couldn't get out," Masters said. Masters said Jefferson County deputies had to help get the bear out.
  • Brave Dog Takes on Bear in Southwest Florida

    06/05/2015 7:24:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A brave dog chased a bear three times his size off his owner's property near Naples and it was all caught on camera. A neighbor in the Golden Gate community filmed the whole thing. The Pitbull mix protected his family and property by chasing the black bear away. The owner says the dog felt threatened by the bear so he did his job. But the owner wasn't surprised to see the video because the dog routinely chases black bears. Florida Fish and Wildlife says bears can be avoided by keeping any food inside and securely stored.
  • Swedish man's roar scares off charging bear

    05/20/2015 8:07:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies
    upi. ^ | May 18, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    JAMTLAND, Sweden,- A Swedish man out training his new hunting dog was caught on camera warding off a charging bear with a scream emulating a ferocious roar. Ralph Persson of Jamtland said his dog's bark indicated there was danger nearby during a training session with the hunter and his wife, Lena, and the couple soon saw a large Scandinavian brown bear run out of the woods. The bear ran straight toward Persson, who responded by trying to intimidate the predator. "I screamed as much as I could and made myself very big," Persson told the Hela Halsingland newspaper. The bear,...
  • Police: ‘Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised’

    05/15/2015 7:06:54 AM PDT · by Loyalist
    National Post ^ | May 15, 2015 | Associated Press
    Who: “Bowling Alone” author, Robert D. Putnam, When: yesterday, May 14th, 2015 Where: at a T.B. Fordham (education think tank) event promoting his latest book, “The American Dream in Crisis,” What: stated the following, “There’s a presidential candidate who yesterday quoted me as saying that therefore, he’s quoting me as saying, all black men are sexual predators. I’m not going to say who it is…” 23:06 This morning, May 15, 2015, at 6:30 PDT, a Bing search on “Robert Putnam all black men are sexual predators” returns at the top a Newsmax article (, “Santorum Slams Men Having Kids...
  • Placer County Man Punches Bear In Face To Save His Dog (73-yr-old ex-first recon Marine)

    04/29/2015 9:49:47 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies ^ | 4/28/15 | Ian Schwartz
    Watch the video news reportPLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A foothills man came face-to-face with a bear outside his home. He didn’t run. He didn’t call wildlife officials. Instead, he wound up and punched the bear in the face. Carl Moore is not a guy who scares easily. “The man or beast that I run from ain’t been born, and his momma’s already dead,” he said. He’s 73 years old with a wiry frame and one heck of a character. And it turns out he’s also quite a bear fighter. “I ain’t run from nothing; I never have in my whole...
  • Tourist in Svalbard during solar eclipse mauled by polar bear

    03/19/2015 10:39:34 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 27 replies ^ | 19 Mar 2015 | Our Foreign Staff
    A tourist visiting Svalbard in Norway's Arctic during the solar eclipse has been mauled by a polar bear, said police. The Czech man, who has not been identified, suffered minor injuries when a bear attacked the tent he was sleeping in on the remote archipelago. Some 3,000 polar bears live in the region, outnumbering the 2,500 inhabitants.
  • Dead 'Bear Lady' may have been killed by the animals she was famous for feeding (trunc)

    01/30/2015 11:48:10 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 67 replies ^ | 01/30/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    A woman known as North Carolina's 'Bear Lady' may have been killed by a bear. The remains of Kay Grayson, 67, were found in a well-known bear path just 100 yards from her isolated home in Tyrrell County on Monday. Authorities could only find bones, hair and ripped clothing, which had likely been there for two weeks after she was reported missing.
  • Russian bombers in the skies over Bournemouth: RAF jets scramble to intercept intruders (Photos)

    01/29/2015 3:55:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 18:00 EST, 28 January 2015 | Larisa Brown, Defence Reporter for the Daily Mail
    British war planes were yesterday scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers capable of carrying nuclear missiles as they flew south of Bournemouth. Typhoon jets on high alert were dispatched from two RAF bases and flew alongside the long-range Russian Bear aircraft until they were out of the region. Last night experts said Vladimir Putin’s move to send planes capable of carrying cruise missiles so close to British shores could be seen as an act of aggression.
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...
  • Grizzly bear-human conflicts increase in Wyoming in 2014

    01/23/2015 8:23:35 AM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | January 23, 2015 | BOB MOEN
    Grizzly bears were the leading category among the 385 total conflicts between humans and large carnivores in Wyoming last year. Black bears were second with 134 conflicts, followed by wolves (64) and mountain lions (23). ... grizzly bears continue to expand their range. "They've far exceeded the expected geographic recovery distribution ... The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to decide this year whether it will lift protections for some 1,000 grizzlies that scientists say live in the Yellowstone region of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. Removal of the protections would transfer jurisdiction over grizzlies to states

    12/24/2014 8:40:28 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 21 replies
    Elusive Animal Choked by Civilization Leaves Hood, Roams Phoenix Suburb
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • Four Bear Shooting Incidents in Montana

    11/04/2014 4:38:43 PM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the past week, four bears were shot in claimed bear attacks in Montana.   There are few details at this time.  The black bear shooting has been ruled self defense, while the three grizzly shootings are still under investigation.  It does not appear that any of the shooters were hurt, so all four gun uses appear to have been effective.  No bear spray was reported used at this time.   In this article, the grizzly shooting is still under investigation, while the black bear shooting has been ruled self defense. The grizzly was shot and killed in a remote area...
  • Man who Shot Bear Exonerated; Gun may be Returned

    11/01/2014 5:53:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jury in Ashville, North Carolina has found a man not guilty of taking a bear out of season, and of discharging a firearm in city limits, by reason of self defense.   Ernest James Page had always  claimed that he shot the 150-175 pound bear in self defense.  The jury discussed the issue for over two hours, but unanimously agree with Page.  It is significant that Page went to a jury trial, using a court appointed public defender, and won.  The District Attorney justified charging Page with these remarks: Moore said he has dismissed some cases in the past...
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • FL: 500 lb Bear Shot in Home

    10/26/2014 6:19:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Black bears are large, potentially dangerous animals.  A retired wildlife officer was forced to shoot one in his Florida home on 22 October, in Lake County. The bear broke though a window and entered the home.   When the man yelled at it, it turned and came toward him.  That is when he fired, at a distance that he estimated at 10 feet. From “I was very scared. I figured when I yelled it would take off, but it didn’t. It just looked right at me and started coming toward the window, where I was at, so that’s when...
  • Panama, Dr. Smythe, and Grizzly Attack

    10/05/2014 5:22:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I spent nearly five years in Panama, working for the Army.   It was a formative experience that forever shaped my life.   I intend to visit Panama again someday.  While there, I met and became friends with Dr. Nickolas D. Smythe.   We had a number of conversations about science, biology, and research.   I always have appreciated being around exceptionally smart people, and Dr. Smythe was one.   I have lost track of him, and I hope that he is doing well. His research was centered around the domestication of the agouti.   It was a very ambitious project, as the number of...
  • WY:Bear Spray v. Bullets: Flaws in the Studies

    10/03/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Three recent cases of bear attack in Wyoming illustrate the flaws in studies purporting to show that bear spray is superior to firearms as a defense against bears.    On September 20th, 2014 the following incident occurred.  From (Dubois, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service both confirmed today that a third bear incident occurred this past weekend, on Saturday in northwestern Fremont County. In this incident, Lander Large Carnivore Specialist Brian DeBolt said a Grizzly bear was shot and killed “in an act of self defense” in the East...
  • DNR Talks Safety After Hunter Attacked By Bear, More Details Released

    09/29/2014 6:05:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    wdio ^ | 9-29-14 | Laurie Stribling
    Family members said a hunter is undergoing a second surgery after a bear attack in Pine County. Brandon Johnson is from North Branch and was attacked by a wounded bear early Saturday morning. The 9-1-1 call came in after 3:30 a.m. in a remote part of the county called Duxbury. Pine County deputies said Johnson was alone at the time of the attack, but was with a group scattered in the woods. Johnson told deputies he was tracking the wounded bear after bowhunting. Johnson told deputies the animal knocked him to the ground clawing and biting him. Officials with the...
  • Woman, 65, is attacked by 300-pound bear, fights back and survives

    09/25/2014 1:24:54 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-25-14 | Veronica Rocha
    <p>One minute, Emily Miles was walking her dogs in a Santa Barbara County avocado grove, the next, a hulking 300-pound black bear was sinking its teeth into her left thigh after tackling her to the ground..</p> <p>"Looking at him, I knew he could kill me in an instant," Miles, 65, said in an interview aired by KTLA.</p>
  • Bear Hunt in Northern Wisconsin

    09/22/2014 7:29:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Bears in Northern Wisconsin The gun culture permeated the part of Wisconsin where I grew up.   In that area and time, we did not think of it as a separate culture.   The gun culture and the culture were one and the same.   Guns and hunting were simply integral parts of everyday life.    If a boy was not a hunter, he aspired to be one.  There was considerable game, ruffed grouse, woodcock, rabbits, squirrel, ducks,  geese, deer, mink, muskrats, raccoon, fox and ...bear.   There were not very many bear.   In my first 18 years, with nearly a decade spent wandering...
  • New Jersey hiker killed by black bear: police

    09/22/2014 10:59:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sept. 22, 2014 | Ellen Wulfhorst
    The bear began to follow the hikers and they scattered... Four of them regrouped but Patel was missing and they contacted police, it said. Patel's body was found about two hours later. "Evidence at the scene indicated that the victim had been attacked by a bear. ... In New York state, a bear killed a 5-month-old girl in 2002 after knocking her out of a stroller and dragging her into the woods of the Catskills Mountains.
  • Wash. hunter chased up tree, bitten by black bear

    09/06/2014 9:00:32 PM PDT · by cutty · 77 replies
    Fox ^ | September 06, 2014
    A Washington state hunter is recovering after surviving an attack by an angry black bear that chased him up a tree, chomped down on his leg and clawed him with one of its big paws. Retiree Jerry House knows how lucky he is to have fended off the bear. He said he got the bear off him only after he kicked the animal in the nose as he hung onto a tree branch.
  • Comment Period for USFWS Proposed Peninsula Bear Hunting Closure Ends [Alaska]

    08/30/2014 9:47:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Alaska Native News ^ | Aug 28, 2014
    With the public hearing in Soldotna last night, the public comment period on the proposal to close the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Brown Bear hunting season on the Kenai Peninsula comes to an end. In a release yesterday, the Governor’s office said, “Federal land managers have again proposed limiting Alaskans’ access to a state resource, the proposed closure is not justified by either resource protection concerns or federal policy. I strongly urge the Service to reconsider this action and allow state-authorized hunting to continue on the refuge.” ... The decision to temporarily close the Brown Bear season on the...
  • Bear spotted walking upright is real, and probably injured, officials say

    08/09/2014 12:17:41 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies ^ | 8-8-14 | Alex Napoliello
    JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A bear walking upright around a township development that has become an Internet sensation is injured and needs to be left alone, according to wildlife officials monitoring the situation. The black bear has an injury to both front legs, including its paws and possibly an elbow, said Tracy Leaver, the executive director of the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge. There's no official cause of how the bear got injured. Kelcey Burguess, a black bear biologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife, said he most likely "got hit by a car." Burguess said the bear is expected...
  • AK: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear

    07/18/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears.   Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion.   Handguns may not be ideal as defensive weapons for bears, but they can be effective.  In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available.   In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year.  He and his son were in the home.   He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before. ...
  • From Denver to Austin: "The Bear Is Loose" Again (Barry Breaks Free Alert)

    07/10/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dan Pfeiffer (WH Minion & Lickspittle)
    Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say “the Bear is loose.” Lately, the Bear has been loose a lot, and this week will be no different. The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas....