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  • Another Bear Spray Failure: Bow Hunter Mauled – WARNING Graphic Images

    09/14/2017 4:22:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 13 September, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Another case of bear spray failure occurred in Montana on September 4th at about 8 a.m.  A grizzly bear charged through bear spray to get at Tom Sommers.Sommers and his partner Dan were bow hunting for elk when they saw the bear about 30 feet away.  Dan put out a cloud of spray, but the bear charged through it.Sommers was unable to get the safety off his spray can and dropped it as the bear closed with him. He then accessed a pistol, but was unable to shoot before the bear swatted his hand down. As the bear attacked...
  • Why a Bear Attacked a Teen In His Sleep

    07/11/2017 3:09:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 76 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 10 Jul, 2017 | Sarah Gibbens
    While sleeping under the stars in the mountains near Boulder County, Colorado, on Sunday morning, a 19-year-old camp counselor was awoken by what he initially perceived to be a loud crunching sound. The sound, it turned out, was a black bear pressing onto his head as it dragged him from his sleeping bag. Speaking with local Denver news station KMGH-TV, the teen, who was identified only as Dylan, claimed he believed the crunching sound was caused by the bear's teeth digging into his skull. As the bear tugged at him, Dylan and the four other campers sleeping by the lake...
  • Camping teen awakens to 'crunching sound' as bear bites his head

    07/10/2017 4:21:56 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 40 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/10/17 | Euan McKirdy and Joe Sutton
    The attack happened at a Glacier View Ranch campsite. The teen woke up to a "crunching sound." (CNN)A camp staffer at a Christian summer camp in Colorado received medical care after he was made awake early Sunday by a bear chewing on his head. The 19-year-old said that he thought he was dreaming as he heard a "crunching sound," only to wake up in "immense pain" as the black bear attempted to drag him away from the Glacier View Ranch campsite, Colorado Parks & Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill told CNN. The victim -- who teaches wilderness survival at the camp...
  • Professional runner outruns 2 bears while training in woods

    07/07/2017 2:38:54 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 54 replies
    yahoo ^ | July 6, 2017
    AUBURN, Maine — A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the Sun Journal that the bears were 20 yards (18 meters) away from him and a vacant house was 20 yards away in the opposite direction. So he...
  • Bear ransacks Colorado home for five hours while resident sleeps

    07/06/2017 3:16:38 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 14 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.6.17 | Editor
    A homeowner in Colorado Springs, Colo., woke up to a disaster this week, realizing early on Independence Day that his residence had been broken into and pilfered. As surveillance video revealed, however, Chris O’Dubrhraic was not the victim of a criminal home invasion but a hungry bear.
  • Bear ransacks home for five hours while family sleeps

    07/05/2017 11:27:00 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies
    upi ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A Colorado man shared home security camera footage of a home-invading bear trashing his house for more than five hours while he and his family slept inside. Chris Odubhraic of Colorado Springs posted photos and videos to Facebook showing the bear that broke into his family's home late Monday night and stayed for more than five hours. Odubhraic said he woke up about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday and discovered his house had been ransacked. He reviewed the security camera footage and discovered the expected "burglar" had actually been a bear that spent about five hours inside the house, leaving at about...
  • Alaska boy, 11, shoots bear charging fishing party

    07/01/2017 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1,2017
    Elliot Clark, 11, was walking through the woods near Game Creek last week with his three family members and three dogs when the bear came out and charged them, The Juneau Empire reported. The bear ran through two of the men, pushing them to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot and his cousin left in its path, Elliot's father, Lucas, said. "There was four of them in a line. My son was third," Elliot's father said. "The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly...
  • Bear Kills Teen Runner: It Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

    06/27/2017 5:50:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A 16-year-old was killed by a black bear on a organized race in Alaska yesterday, on 19 June, 2017.  The runner had plenty of time to use a defensive firearm.  He had called family members to text them that he was being chased by a bear. From adn.com: The runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround and was on his way down when he used his phone to text a family member at 12:37 p.m. that he was being chased by a bear, Precosky said. The family member approached Precosky, who was then in the middle...
  • Alaska bear kills teen during race, troopers say

    06/20/2017 5:15:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 19, 2017
    A 16-year old boy was mauled and killed by a black bear Sunday while running a mountain race, Alaska State Troopers said. The teenager, whose identity has not been released, was a participant in the juniors division of the Robert Spurr Memorial Hill Climb race between Anchorage and Girdwood, the Alaska Dispatch News reported. Brad Precosky, the race’s director, said the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge Trail when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear. The family member alerted Precosky about the text and a search...
  • Bella Twin, the .22 Used to Take the 1953 World Record Grizzly, and More

    06/11/2017 7:39:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 May, 1953, Bella Twin was hunting small game with her partner, Dave Auger, along an oil exploration cutline south of Slave Lake, in Alberta, Canada. She was 63 years old.They saw a large grizzly bear coming toward them. Wishing to avoid an encounter, they hid off the side of the cut.But the bear kept coming closer and closer.  The bear got so close that Bella Twin thought it less risky to shoot the bear than to not shoot it.  It was probably only a few yards away. Some accounts say 30 feet. Perhaps she saw it stop...
  • Mother Elk Kicks Bear in the Face to Rescue Her Calf

    05/26/2017 3:24:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    UPI ^ | May 26, 2017 | Ben Hooper
    A mother elk and bear face off for the life of an elk calf. Screenshot: Shannon Seville/YouTube May 26 (UPI) -- A couple out observing nature in the Arizona mountains captured video of a mother elk kicking a bear in the face to rescue her calf. Shannon Seville of Flagstaff said she and her boyfriend, Joel Floyd, were cruising the Forest Service roads near the city in their new Toyota Land Cruiser earlier this week when they stopped to observe a bear. The video shows the bear menacing a crying creature concealed by a fallen branch, but is soon revealed...
  • Bear charges hunter in Canada backcountry

    05/25/2017 9:52:05 PM PDT · by kanawa · 20 replies
    The Weather Network ^ | May 24, 2017 | Richard Wesley
    A hunter in Northern Ontario, Canada got the scare of his life, and on his birthday no less, when a black bear charged and knocked him over on May 17, 2017. The man is a seasoned archery hunter and at the time was hunting on his land in Hearst, Ontario, Canada. The man stated to The Weather Network: ‘It is a true learning experience as to how unpredictable our wild black bears can be. I decided to share with everyone to show people on how fast a bear can charge attack an individual.’ The bear was not injured and the...
  • Bear tries to break into doughnut delivery vehicle in Steamboat Springs [CO]

    05/24/2017 12:39:13 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.steamboattoday.com ^ | May 23, 2017 | Scott Franz
    Todd and Kim Robertson are convinced their Ford Focus was targeted by a black bear because of the aroma of donuts that permeates inside. =============================================================================================================================== Doughnut delivery drivers in Steamboat Springs might want to start looking over their shoulders. Todd and Kim Robertson awoke early Monday to discover a black bear was so determined to break into their doughnut delivery vehicle, it ripped off the car's back bumper. The Robertsons had no doubt about the bear's motives. "It always reeks of doughnuts in there," Kim Robertson said. The bear left a paw print on the car and left the scene...
  • Dog Hailed as Hero After Grizzly Encounter

    05/09/2017 8:55:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 9, 2017 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    Momo is a good dog. Now, we know everyone says that about their pups (and they’re right), but this shepherd-husky-lab mix enters an elite group of really good dogs after saving her friends from a grizzly bear in a Canadian park. Kenzie Campbell said, on Sunday, he took Momo on a hike at Banff National Park in Alberta with his girlfriend and another friend. They didn’t get very far on the Cascade Ampitheatre Trail. “We just made it to the trailhead and walked around a corner, and the bear was maybe 20 feet away,” Campbell said. They backed slowly out...
  • WY: Bear Spray to be Required for Grizzly Bear Hunts?

    11/16/2016 8:42:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    ammoland ^ | 11 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Dave Smith, a well known author and expert on bear attacks, sent me a heads up on a proposed Grizzly hunting regulation.  In the  Wyoming Grizzly Bear Management Plan(pdf), on page 47, (page 55 on some pdf versions), dated  5/11/2016, is a regulation requiring that grizzly hunters carry bear spray. “All grizzly bear hunters must carry bear spray while engaged in the act of grizzly bear hunting (WGFC Regulation Chapter 16, pending)” When you are hunting bears, you would normally be carrying a rifle.  You would have to drop the rifle, then access and deploy the bear spray.  That does...
  • Pedals the Walking Bear Said to Be Killed by a Hunter in New Jersey

    10/16/2016 10:11:50 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 42 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/16/2016 | Liam Stack
    Pedals, a beloved American black bear who walked upright and strolled around the suburbs of New Jersey like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon come to life, was believed to have been killed by a hunter last week, animal welfare activists said. His age was not known. Since 2014 residents of Rockaway Township have posted videos online of the bear strolling through their neighborhoods and backyards with admirable posture, his forepaws pulled close to his chest. Many commented that on first glance, Pedals resembled a man wearing a bear suit. But it appears that local celebrity was not enough to save Pedals during...
  • Hiker hospitalized after bear that 'came out of nowhere' attacks near Sierra Madre - LA Times

    10/11/2016 1:37:30 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 67 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/10/2016 | Joseph Serna and Matt Hamilton
    Hiker hospitalized after bear that 'came out of nowhere' attacks near Sierra Madre - LA Times http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bear-attack-sierra-madre-hiker-20161010-snap-story.html "An estimated 25,000 to 30,000 black bears live in California, though the animals are more commonly seen in Central and Northern California. The larger and more bellicose grizzly bear was wiped out in the state more than 90 years ago, *although in recent years there has been a modest campaign to reintroduce the animal here."
  • AK: Hiker Stops Charging Brown Bear at 6 Feet with 10mm Pistol

    08/18/2016 5:05:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 89 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The 10mm is becoming increasingly popular as a wilderness defense gun in Alaska.  Fully loaded it is as light, and a bit more powerful than a loaded, small frame .357 magnum. The Glock 20 holds 15 rounds versus five or six for a .44 or .41 magnum revolver.  In this case near Homer, Alaska, on the Kenai peninsula, it did the job in stopping a charging brown bear sow. It happened on 29 July, 2016, a Monday afternoon about 4 p.m.  From homernews.com: A Homer man shot and killed a charging sow brown bear at Humpy Creek last Friday....
  • Man chased by Bear inside his home

    08/02/2016 12:35:37 PM PDT · by w1n1 · 48 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 8/2/2016 | C Cocoles
    Bear breaks into house: bear and two cubs chase homeowner around inside California home. In the video, Ginn can be heard shouting, "There's a bear in my house", before quickly sprinting upstairs to hide as the bear chases him up the stairs. According to Ginn, he was locked in the room for an hour before the mother bear and her two cubs finally left and returned to nature. See the news video here.
  • Wild Black Bear Found In Southwest Miami-Dade Woods After Calls From Nearby Business

    07/22/2016 1:25:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Crews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation were able to capture a wild black bear that was seen in Cutler Bay. Officials were notified to the animal’s location near SW 86th Court and 207th Avenue on Friday after a nearby business said they saw the bear on their surveillance camera from the night before. The bear was eventually captured after a search of the area. FWC determined that it was a wild bear after checking with nearby facilities that house similar animals to see if they had reported any bears missing. The animal was taken to Zoo Miami, where FWC...