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  • Moose hunter survives attack by grizzly

    09/21/2011 4:58:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 40 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | September 20th, 2011 | CASEY GROVE
    A moose hunter attacked by a grizzly bear north of the Denali Highway survived the severe mauling Monday after hiking to his camp, traveling by boat downriver to a wilderness lodge then getting an airlift via Alaska Air National Guard helicopter to an Anchorage hospital. Donald "Skip" Sanford, 65, was hunting about five miles upriver from the Maclaren River Lodge when the bear attacked, according to Alaska State Troopers. Sanford had been hunting with his son John, 12, his friend Monty Dyson, 47, and Dyson's son Chad, 22, Dyson said. Dyson relayed Sanford's story Tuesday by radio phone from the...
  • 800 Pound Bear Stolen; Thieves On The Loose

    09/20/2011 8:35:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies
    WTAE ^ | September 20, 2011
    UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Police are searching for some thieves who pulled off a bear of a burglary at a western Pennsylvania bar. Uniontown police say five patrons pushed an 8-foot mounted bear over a second-floor railing at the Eagle's Nest bar early Sunday morning. The men fled in a pickup truck and the bear, which weighs as much as 800 pounds, was moved near a side door of the establishment. But the next morning, it was gone. The bar's owner says the bear had been professionally mounted in Alaska and was worth about $10,000.
  • Grizzly bear kills hunter near Boundary County(ID)

    09/17/2011 6:30:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 90 replies ^ | 16 September, 2011 | Meghann M. Cuniff
    A grizzly bear killed a hunter before being fatally shot Friday near the Boundary County, Idaho, limits, the latest in a series of deadly grizzly bear attacks in the Northwest. Three men from Nevada were hunting bears in a remote area of Buckhorn Mountain near the Montana border when the grizzly attacked one of them and was shot and killed by a group member, authorities say. The fatal grizzly attack comes as Idaho’s congressional delegation has proposed to amend the Endangered Species Act to reiterate that it’s OK to shoot a grizzly bear in self-defense or in defense of another...
  • Charges Dropped In Bear Self-Defense Shooting(ID)

    09/10/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 9 September, 2011 | Raven Clabough
    When the government infringes upon Second Amendment rights through regulation and harsh gun control, it is accused of violating one’s right to self-defense. There is no greater example of this violation, however, than when the federal government attempted to punish a man for killing a grizzly bear that threatened his life and the lives of his family. Fortunately, when the story was publicized and received a great deal of negative media attention, federal prosecutors decided to drop the charges. Idaho resident Jeremy Hill faced trial after he killed a grizzly bear that came into his yard on May 8. According...
  • Bear Goes Joyriding in Family's Prius (VIDEO)

    09/08/2011 8:23:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 24 replies
    The Stir ^ | September 7, 2011 at 10:32 PM | Julie Ryan Evans
    Unlike most, the McCarthy family from California actually has some vacation pictures and a story that someone else may find interesting. While they were sleeping at their Lake Tahoe cabin, they heard the horn of their Toyota Prius start honking. Roused from a deep sleep, they saw a bunch of activity going on inside the vehicle with "fuzzy arms flailing," and heard grunting noises coming from it. Shortly thereafter, their car was gone. No it wasn't a bunch of crazy hairy thieves or wild teenagers out looking for a ride, but rather a black bear who somehow entered and got...
  • Alaska Woman Punches Bear in Snout to Save Dog

    09/02/2011 8:40:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | September 01, 2011
    -excerpt- She said she feared for her pet's life and, in an instant, ran over and punched the bear right in the face to make it let go.
  • Battle lines drawn, anti-rural bigotry emerges in ID grizzly bear killing

    09/01/2011 3:29:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 29 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    Rural solidarity is clearly up against anti-rural bigotry in the continuing debate over federal prosecution of a north Idaho man who fatally shot one of three grizzly bears that wandered onto his property and allegedly posed an immediate threat to his children. The case remains a hot topic among Northwest hunters and gun rights activists at the Hunting-Washington, Northwest Firearms, WaGuns and HuntFishNW forums. Over the weekend, the debate got nasty in the wake of the release of a letter written by Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas in support of Jeremy Hill, who killed a male grizzly back in May,...
  • Woman saves small dog ‘Fudge’ by punching bear in face

    08/31/2011 1:58:38 PM PDT · by null and void · 829 replies
    Baston Hearald ^ | Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    JUNEAU, Alaska — Black bears in residential neighborhoods aren’t exactly unheard of in Juneau. While many people stay inside when bears are about, one local woman says she had a different instinct when she saw her dog was in trouble. It started out as a typical evening for 22-year-old Brooke Collins. She let her dogs out as usual but this time, she said there was a black bear outside who took hold of her dachshund Fudge. She said she feared for her pet’s life and, in an instant, ran over and punched the bear right in the face to make...
  • Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution

    08/31/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 15 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 08-31-11 | Stoutcat
    Have you heard the one about the man who shot a bear in his yard? It seems that earlier this year, Mr. Jeremy Hill of Idaho shot a young male grizzly when the bear appeared with two others in the yard where his children were playing. Mr. Hill promptly grabbed a rifle and protected his children by shooting the bear. Since the grizzly is a protected species, Mr. Hill promptly called the state Department of Fish and Game, reporting what had happened. According to the Spokesman Review: Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas has sent a letter to media outlets with...
  • Bear Shot Near Italian Heritage Festival

    08/29/2011 9:12:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    WTAE ^ | August 29, 2011
    <p>UNIONTOWN, Pa. -- Police in Fayette County say they fatally shot a 350-pound black bear as it approached a festival attended by thousands of people.</p> <p>Uniontown police say they an officer shot the bear in the head about 3:30 p.m. Sunday about two blocks from the city's Italian Heritage Festival. Police believe the bear might have been attracted by the smell of food from the festival.</p>
  • Defense against animals more of a crime than murdering a mother?

    08/26/2011 9:56:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 August, 2011 | Dave Workman
    “Grizzly shooter garners support,” reports. Jeremy M. Hill, 33, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to killing the animal with a rifle on his 20-acre property near Porthill, Idaho, at the Canadian border. He lives five miles from the closest grizzly bear recovery zone. It seems Mr. Hill killed a grizzly that had wandered into his yard when his children were present. Hill also maintains the bear and her cubs had gone after some pigs raised by his children. Because the federal government considers it an endangered species, he now faces charges “punishable by up to a year...
  • Repeated visits from oversized black bear leaves East Tennessee woman in fear

    08/19/2011 4:39:23 PM PDT · by don-o · 17 replies
    Kerry Shibley says she's been around the Smoky Mountains too long to be concerned about black bears, but this one really has her rattled. For about two months now a bear — one she estimates to be about 7 feet tall and at least 400 pounds — has been coming around her house, sometimes as many as three times a day. "The fact is this bear is always around," said Shibley, a Townsend resident of 13 years. "He is coming too often and too regularly. And, he's getting more aggressive." The latest episode occurred Thursday when a television crew was...
  • 'Mum, the bear is eating me!': Frantic final phone calls of woman, 19, eaten alive by brown bear

    08/17/2011 8:23:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 114 replies ^ | 17 August, 2011 | Will Stewart
    A distraught mother listened on a mobile phone as her teenage daughter was eaten alive by a brown bear and its three cubs. Olga Moskalyova, 19, gave an horrific hour-long running commentary on her own death in three separate calls as the wild animals mauled her. She screamed: 'Mum, the bear is eating me! Mum, it’s such agony. Mum, help!' Her mother Tatiana said that at first she thought she was joking. 'But then I heard the real horror and pain in Olga’s voice, and the sounds of a bear growling and chewing,' she added. 'I could have died then...
  • Bear attacks employee at Joint Base Lewis-McChord(WA)

    08/14/2011 7:50:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 12 August, 2011 | NA
    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. – A civilian employee was injured by a bear he encountered on the base Thursday afternoon. It happened around 12:45 p.m. as the man, in his 50s, was walking his dog in an area called the Engineer’s Bluff, which is southwest of the main base area. A JBLM spokesman describes it as a heavily forested area. The man was chased out by the bear, but he fell to the ground. The bear took a swipe at the man as it ran past. The employee was treated for cuts and scrapes to his arm and leg at...
  • Rangers issue grizzly warnings after Glacier bear attack

    08/08/2011 5:44:45 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 6 August, 2011 | Dennis Bragg
    (WEST GLACIER)- Glacier National Park rangers have closed the popular trial to Piegan Pass while rangers investigate the latest grizzly attack in the park. The 50-year man was hiking the trail alone from Many Glacier to Piegan Pass when he rounded a corner and surprised the sow and another small bear. Rangers say the hiker was carrying bear spray but was unable to use it before the bear was on him. The hiker sustained bites to his left thigh and left forearm, before the bear grabbed his foot, shook him, released him and left. The man was able to hike...
  • New Jersey Bear Attack Leaves 2 Injured

    08/04/2011 10:19:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 3 August, 2011 | AP
    BRANCHVILLE, N.J. – Two juveniles sustained minor injuries after a black bear attacked their campsite in northwestern New Jersey Wednesday.
  • Grizzly attacks 7 teens in Talkeetna Mountains (Bear Spray Only, No Gun)

    07/25/2011 8:28:15 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 182 replies · 2+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | July 24, 2011 | CASEY GROVE
    A grizzly bear sow with a cub attacked a group of teenagers on a month-long survival-skills course Saturday night in the Talkeetna Mountains, causing severe injuries to two of the hikers, according to Alaska State Troopers. (snip) The group was on the 24th day of a 30-day backpacking trip, school spokesman Bruce Palmer said by phone from Wyoming. It was the group's first day unaccompanied by adult instructors, Palmer said. "For the last bit of the course, we would have them travel as a student group without the instructors, utilizing the skills that they've learned over time," Palmer said. (snip)...
  • Bicyclist, 300-pound bear collide near Shaver Lake

    07/20/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    McClatchy-Tribune ^ | 7-20-11 | MAREK WARSZAWSKI
    Stories of bears getting hit by automobiles aren't that uncommon in the Sierra Nevada. In fact, it happened 28 times last year in Yosemite National Park alone. But stories of bears getting hit by someone on a bicycle? Those are practically unheard of. Practically. Until Jon Woodard came along. The 61-year-old from Agua Dulce, Calif., was riding his bike at about 25 mph along Dinkey Creek Road about 4 miles from Shaver Lake in Fresno County, Calif., on the morning of July 5 when the unthinkable happened. "I saw something brown out of the side of my eye, and it...
  • What Bear Attacks Tell Us

    07/17/2011 12:23:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 85 replies ^ | 4 May, 2011 | Frank Miniter
    With the number of bear attacks breaking records, it’s time to see what can be done to stop the trend. Consider each of the following bear attacks and what the victims did right and wrong so you’ll know what to do. After all, your odds of being mauled by a bear might technically be less than being struck by lightning, but such an odds comparison really isn’t fair. If you live in and never leave Los Angeles, then your odds of being in a bad encounter with a bear are effectively zero, but if you travel to Alaska to hunt...
  • Bear Bites Teen's Arm ( inside the tent )

    07/15/2011 5:50:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 58 replies
    KMGH-TV ^ | July 15, 2011
    LEADVILLE, Colo. -- A black bear went into a tent in a central-Colorado campground and bit or scratched a sleeping teenage boy's arm. State wildlife officials say the boy was camping out with his family in the mountains near Leadville when the bear grabbed him early Friday. Colorado Division of Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton tells KMGH-TV the boy needed medical care, but his wounds didn't appear to be life-threatening.