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  • Woman Mauled By Bear In Montana Walks Miles To Safety With Skull Fracture (doin' her "dream job")

    05/24/2018 6:53:23 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    People ^ | 5/23/2018 | Jason Duaine Hahn
    A 28-year-old woman who finally earned her “dream job” working as a grizzly bear researcher is now recovering in the hospital from serious injuries after she was attacked by one of the powerful animals. Amber Kornak, a seasonal wildlife technician with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was mauled by a bear while working alone near a stream in the Cabinet Mountains of Montana on May 17. Kornak was able to reach for her canister of bear deterrent during the attack, which allowed her to fend off the animal and save her life, her friend Jenna Hemer said on a...
  • Book Review: 4 Seconds to Impact (The Skyrocketing Attacks by Predators on Humans)

    05/23/2018 5:35:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    By Bruce Buckshot Hemming, 2017, 320 pages, paperback. Over the last three decades, attacks by large predators against humans have been skyrocketing in North America. It is not just a matter of reporting. Attacks by bears, mountain lions, wolves, and coyotes, have become expected, where they used to be rare or denied altogether. Full disclosure: Hemming cites some of my work in the book. Bruce Hemming does an excellent job in summing up the increases in large predator attacks. He offers a commonsense explanation as to why they are happening, why they are under reported, and how they can...
  • 5-year-old girl suffers serious injuries in Colorado bear attack

    05/13/2018 12:34:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Scripps Media ^ | May 13, 2018 | Blair Miller
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A 5-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a bear overnight in east Orchard Mesa. The girl had gone outside around 2:30 a.m. early Sunday to investigate noises she thought were being made by her dog, the girl’s mother told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. But the girl’s mother heard her daughter screaming and went outside to see a “large black bear” dragging her daughter, CPW officials said. The bear dropped the girl after her mother screamed at it. Their home is in the east Orchard Mesa area, above the Colorado River corridor,...
  • Man Who Survived Bear Attack Gets Bitten By A Shark

    05/08/2018 4:41:38 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    HuffPo ^ | 4/23/2018 | David Moye
    For some reason, the animal kingdom must hate Dylan McWilliams. On Thursday, the 20-year-old resident of Grand Junction, Colorado, was bitten by a shark while boogie-boarding off the island of Kauai, Hawaii. This is less than a year after McWilliams was attacked by a 300-pound black bear while camping in Boulder County, Colorado, according to CBS Denver. McWilliams was about 30 yards from shore when he was knocked off his board and suddenly felt a searing pain in his right leg. “At first I panicked,” he told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “I didn’t know if I lost half my leg or...
  • Man Dies Attempting Selfie With Bear, Stray Dog Tried To Save Him

    05/04/2018 12:06:18 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 95 replies
    CBSDFW.COM ^ | 05/04/2018 | Not Indicated
    A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent. Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear. It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet. A stray dog also stepped in and bit...
  • Chinese villager is shocked to find out the 'pet dog' he raised from a 'puppy' is actually a BEAR

    03/28/2018 1:03:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    A Chinese villager reportedly raised an endangered black bear at home believing it was a dog. Mr Yang, from southern China's Yunnan Province, claimed he found the animal in the forest in April, 2015, and thought it was an ordinary black puppy, reported Chinese media.  It's said six months later, Mr Yang's father told him the animal, nicknamed Han Han, might be a bear because it started to show bear-like traits. ... Han Han, around three years old now, weights 88lbs and stands 5ft6in tall. It's a female bear.  The Forest Police of Yongsheng County learnt about the incident after...
  • AR-15 Used to Defend Against Charging Polar Bear (2008)

    03/11/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Zeb Cadzow and Paul Herbert are experienced hunters who live north of the Arctic Circle in Fort Yukon, Alaska. In late March of 2008, residents of Fort Yukon, Alaska become concerned because a bear was not exhibiting any fear of humans near their town. Peter John originally saw the bear eating lynx carcasses near a cabin on the edge of town. People did not believe the white bear was a polar bear. Polar bears had never been seen in the area. They thought it was an albino grizzly or a grizzly bear covered with frost. The hunters, who depend for...
  • Canada: Grizzly Broke into House, Shot Dead in 2015 with a Rifle

    02/27/2018 9:58:29 PM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    It was 4:30 a.m. on Sunday, 9 August, 2015, in Kimberly, British Columbia when Niki and Mark Traverse' pet dog, a 9 1/2 year old Jack Russel Terrier named Sid, started barking frantically. Niki went to investigate, and came within five feed of a grizzly bear. From ctvnews.ca: "It was 10 feet from our son’s bedroom door," she said. "I ran back into our bedroom to grab my husband and say,‘There’s a bear in the house, there’s a bear in the house!’" Mark Traverse, who is a hunter, quickly grabbed his gun, loaded it, and approached the feasting grizzly....
  • Polar Bear Attack Stopped with Three Shots from .44 Magnum Revolver

    02/21/2018 9:18:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 58 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. From telegraph.co.uk: They were lucky to be alive after a polar bear broke into their tent on a remote Norwegian island and tried to maul them....
  • An Atheist in the Forest

    02/21/2018 2:07:36 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 20 replies
    email from a friend | 02/21/2018 | unknown
    An atheist was walking through the woods. 'What majestic trees! 'What powerful rivers! 'What beautiful animals! He said to himself. Suddenly, he heard a rustling in the bushes behind him. He turned to look . . . and saw a 7-foot grizzly bear charge towards him. He ran as fast as he could along the path. He looked over his shoulder & saw that the bear was closing on him .... He looked over his shoulder again, and the bear was even closer .... and then ..... He tripped and fell. Rolling over to pick himself up, he found the...
  • He's a big teddy bear! The incredible moment animal sanctuary owner cuddles up to 1,400-pound...

    02/15/2018 3:46:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 15, 2018 | Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: He's a big teddy bear! The incredible moment animal sanctuary owner cuddles up to 1,400-pound, 10-foot tall beast who just needed cheering up A tender moment captured on video between a 1,400-pound bear and his caretaker caught the internet's attention over the last week. Jim Kowalczik, who owns the Orphaned Wildlife Center in Otisville, New York, is seen in the clip sweetly cuddling and petting Jimbo, the Kodiak bear. 'I’m sure you all do the same for your bears when they have had a hard day,' the caption reads. The video, titled 'When your bear had a hard...
  • Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out

    02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked. Neunier recalls, “Everything went in slow motion,” “Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine,” Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. “It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a...
  • Alaska, Grizzly Bear, .44 Magnum, The Longest Minute

    01/24/2018 5:53:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Doug White with Bear and .44 Magnum On September 7th, 2006,  Alaskan moose hunters, Doug White and Reed Thompson, were working on packing out the meat and head from a successful moose hunt. They were attacked by a large grizzly bear. As the attack was in 2006, it did not get the coverage it would today.  I found the account as I was searching for bear attacks where pistols had been used as a defensive measure. I vaguely remembered the incident.  The bear moved from one hunter to the other during the attack, giving Doug the chance to access...
  • Huge Bear Surprises Crew on EcoBubble Photo Shoot in BC

    01/05/2018 2:06:05 PM PST · by V K Lee · 13 replies
    Check out what happened to this crew on a photoshoot for the EcoBubble washing machine. They were near Manning Park, BC. See video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAhI2mJHhDo
  • Grizzly Bear Charge Stopped with a .44 Magnum ~ VIDEO

    12/11/2017 4:52:20 AM PST · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The video was filmed by Leon Lorenz on 14 June, 2010. Lorenz originally filmed grizzlys without carrying a pistol. His mother insisted that he start carrying a .44 magnum a decade earlier. The video has not seen much play in the United States.From theglobeandmail.com:Mr. Lorenz has filmed grizzlies for the past 19 years and knew well how to prepare for an encounter with a bear. He'd washed with unscented soap and was sure to walk without making any noise. He knew he could likely talk his way out of a grizzly attack by calmly reassuring the beasts. After all, he'd...
  • So Much For the Abominable Snowman. Study Finds That ‘Yeti’ DNA Belongs to Bears

    12/09/2017 7:45:50 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Science ^ | Nov. 28, 2017 | Sid Perkins
    Hikers in Tibet and the Himalayas need not fear the monstrous yeti—but they’d darn well better carry bear spray. DNA analyses of nine samples purported to be from the “abominable snowman” reveal that eight actually came from various species of bears native to the area. In the folklore of Nepal, the yeti looms large. The creature is often depicted as an immense, shaggy ape-human that roams the Himalayan hinterlands. Purported sightings over the years, as well as scattered “remains” secreted away in monasteries or held by shamans, have hinted to some that the yeti is not merely a mythical boogeyman....
  • MT: Bear Spray Works; Bear Saved, Hunter Injured

    11/26/2017 5:34:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A hunter who was tracking a wounded elk was attacked by a grizzly. The bear chomped on his hand, then retreated. The hunter had a rifle, but chose to use bear spray instead. He got ready for the bear with the bear spray. The bear came back.The hunter sprayed the bear and himself. The bear retreated. The bear came back. The bear spray was empty. They hunter threw the empty can at the bear.  The bear retreated.Having expended the potential for bear spray defense, the hunter readied his rifle.They bear did not come back. From krtv.com: He put up...
  • MT: Pheasant Hunter Kills Charging Grizzly with 12 Gauge

    11/14/2017 7:11:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 69 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    11 year old Elliot Clark killed this charging grizzly with a shotgun in Alaska in July of 2017.  He used a 12 gauge shotgun. The first shot was ineffective, with bird shot. The second shot was a perfectly placed slug in middle of the nose. The third shot was to the shoulder. It is likely both would have been fatal. There were powder burns on the bears mouth from the third shot. The fourth shot was an insurance shot after the bear was down.In Montana, a few days ago, in early November, 2017, a 60-year-old pheasant hunter shot and...
  • WY: Off Duty Warden Shoots, Kills, Charging Grizzly

    11/11/2017 3:29:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 70 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    An off duty Wyoming Game Warden, Chris Queen, was hunting elk in the Little Sunlight Basin north of Cody, Wyoming, not far from the Wyoming border. He was returning to his horses late in the day, about 6:30 in the evening. The sun had set 15 minutes earlier, but there was still considerable light.  A grizzly sow bluff charged Chris, then charged him full out. From ktvh.com:Queen told investigators he slowly backed away believing the sow would return to her cubs and move on. But, after returning to her cubs, the sow exhibited even more aggressive behavior.Suddenly, the animal...
  • Father Uses .44 Magnum to Shoot Grizzly Bear off Son

    10/31/2017 5:21:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On the morning of 24 September, 2017, David Buckallew, 63, and his son, Rory, 35, were hunting black bear. David was along as an observer. Only Rory carried a rifle, a Remington model 700, semi-customized in the wildcat 6.5mm-06 caliber. Dave carried a Taurus Tracker stainless steel 4 inch .44 magnum in a Montana Holster shoulder rig made by Norm Schertenleib. Rory carried a Glock model 20 in 10mm.The morning was cool with a light frost in low spots at Kalispell, Montana.  There was little wind. Sunrise was at 7:28 local.  Before 9 am, the men had spotted a...