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  • Double Bear Attack Survivor Interviewed at Shot Show

    02/16/2018 2:09:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr is the survivor of a double mauling by a grizzly bear on 1 October, 2016.  When the bear charged him, he used bear spray in an attempt to stop the attack. It did not work. Todd was taught that bear spray was superior to pistols for stopping charging bears. He took the use of bear spray seriously, kept an up to date can of spray in a holster, and had practiced quick drawing the spray and using it. He had used bear spray on a black bear twelve years previously. In that instance he surprised the sleeping...
  • 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...
  • Bear Attacks Three Men, Should Have Been a Defensive Gun Use

    02/08/2018 12:03:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 19 December, 2017, a bear attacked a dog and her master in Northern Minnesota.  The attacks occurred at McDougal Lake a little after 10 a.m. The unusual bear attack, in midwinter Minnesota, would have been a perfect reason to use a defensive firearm.Instead, the unarmed dog owner went hand to hand with the bear, and was bitten on the abdomen. From twincities.com: ISABELLA, Minn. — Seeing his dog pinned to the ground in a black bear’s jaw, William Vagts ran to the bear, threw his arms around its neck and tried to pull the bear backward. “I didn’t...
  • MT: Bear Spray Failed, Rifles Worked on Halloween, 2015

    01/04/2018 5:09:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 Janary, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    I have not found any other reports of this attack and the defensive use of spray and firearms. This is not unusual. None of the people involved were injured, except for the exposure to bear spray, which did not incapacitate them. This story was published in goHUNT.com on 27 December, 2017. The writer is Jake Purlee. Although not explicitly stated, a comment on Jake's facebook page says the the events recounted occurred two years ago in 2015. Jake and his friends were hunting elk and wolves. They encountered evidence of bears and decided to leave the area. The two...
  • Arizona: Mt. Lemon Bear Attack, Details from 1996

    12/22/2017 6:00:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 December, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Over 20 years ago in 1996, I was driving to Phoenix, Arizona to catch a flight to Wisconsin. I had the radio on. The news was reporting a horrific bear attack on Mount Lemon, near Tucson, Arizona. A teenage girl had been badly mauled by a bear, in her tent, as part of a 4-H outing.A camp counselor had accessed a handgun and shot the bear, driving it off. As the hours rolled along, the AP stories started getting vaguer and the story less heroic.  The Internet wasn't well developed in 1996. It took me several years to track...
  • In one of two attacks, man wrestles bear off his beloved little dog outside N. Minnesota home

    12/20/2017 12:07:14 PM PST · by PeteePie · 23 replies
    Minneapolis (Red) Star Tribune ^ | December 20, 2017 | Paul Walsh
    In a rapid-fire drama Davy Crockett would be proud to regale, a 68-year-old man living deep in Minnesota's northwoods wrestled an angry bear off his little dog. Bill Vagts and Darla, his 30-pound Corgi, survived their bite wounds from the bear, which then lumbered down the road near McDougal Lake and attacked two other men Tuesday morning
  • 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...
  • Drunk Russian feeds Bear, Loses Arm

    08/30/2017 5:35:35 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 22 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 8/30/2017 | C Raleigh
    On August 15, 2017, a 42-year-old man jumped a fence at a roadside cafe and tried to feed some caged bears. One of the bear grabbed his arm and bit it off at the shoulder. A man from the Shelekhov district of the Irkutsk region was seen in the distance on a closed circuit security camera jumping a fence to approach some caged bears. The man, Andrey Sakharovsky, was carrying a plastic bag with some cans of condensed milk which he had intended to feed to the animals, which are a part of the cafe’s roadside attraction. Sadly, Sakharovsky got...
  • 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...
  • Grizzly Bear Attack

    05/01/2017 8:05:13 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 52 replies
    AK Sportsman ^ | 5/1/2017 | C Cocoles
    There are many ghost stories to hear about but for this Montana hiker, you'd have live a lifetime of scary tales in a single, death-defying day. Todd Orr survived, but barely and he had a firearm that he chose not to use in respect for the bear. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be attacked by a bear, here's the story in vivid detail as posted on his Facebook: Hello everyone. Thought I should share yesterday morning's Grizzly incident. I took an early morning hike in the Madison valley to scout for elk. Knowing that bears are common...
  • Where are the Bear Attack Pistol Failures?

    10/26/2016 5:43:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Todd Orr Relied on Bear Spray instead of the Pistol he had with him While discussing the effectiveness of pistols to defend against bear attacks, a consistent theme is the claim that pistols are not effective, are difficult to use, and that many more people who use handguns are badly mauled than use pistols successfully. I tried to recall an incident where someone used a pistol in defense against a bear, where it did not work.  I could not remember one, so I posted this request in response to the claim. From freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people...
  • Debunking the "8% forgot to take off the safety" in Bear Attacks Myth

    10/21/2016 9:29:51 PM PDT · by marktwain · 78 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    If you have been reading about defensive uses of firearms against bears, you have likely read that bear spray is more effective than firearms, and that a large percentage of people faced with bear attacks failed to disengage the safety.  Both are based on a highly flawed study. In a discussion at The Truth About Guns, a commenter, writing about the subject thought that a high percentage, maybe 20%, of defenders, failed to take off the safety.  The commenter did some research, found the study by Tom Smith and Stephen Herroro and others, and corrected the number to "8...
  • Bear Spray Failure in Montana (video)

    10/11/2016 3:30:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another documented bear spray failure.  In this case the victim chose to use bear spray instead of the pistol he had with him.  It is an interesting contrast with Kim Woodman, who was also charged by a sow grizzly with cubs.  Kim had a 10 mm pistol, a Glock model 20.  He stopped the charging grizzly at almost contact distance. Kim only had 30 yards to react.  Todd says the grizzly charged him from 80 yards off. Link to video From Todd's facebook post:  I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully...
  • Video: Hunter Scares Off Charging Bear

    10/04/2016 2:14:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    OutdoorHub ^ | 10/3/16
    We just saw the aftermath of a bear attack, so here’s a video showing a hunter scaring off a charging bear. Hunter Franz Albrecht was waiting for a bear to arrive when he got much more than he bargained for. He spots a full-grown sow come running toward the ridge on which he’s hunting, when suddenly two small cubs come trotting into the scene. This is about the worst situation for a hunter. Franz keeps his eye on the bear when it turns on a dime and starts rushing right at him. Instinctively, Franz stands his ground and begins yelling...
  • Exclusive: 10mm Bear Defense; Interview with Shooter (some video)

    08/31/2016 5:32:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Kim Woodman, dressed as he was when attacked by the brown bear on Humpy Creek (courtesy Kim Woodman) Video from Kim Woodman On 29 July, 2016, about 4 p.m. Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him.  He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him.  While backing away from the charging bear, Kim tripped and fell backward.  He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that...
  • Two Bear attacks in Alaska Just Days Apart - Professor in critical condition

    04/19/2016 11:28:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Coastal Television ^ | April 19, 2016 | Marlise Irby
    An assistant professor who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering class is in critical condition. 35-year old, Forest Wagner, was teaching to a group of 12 students on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked ... Wagner has been teaching in the outdoor studies program at the university's Juneau campus since 2006. ... A second man, 77 year old, Glenn Bohn, was mauled on Friday by a bear. He is recovering from his injuries. Bohn's son-in-law killed the bear during the attack near Mile 68 of Denali Highway.
  • Two more Bear Spray Failures in Montana

    11/12/2015 4:50:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bear spray is a useful tool that can help protect humans and bears in limited circumstances.  It seems that if a bear is not serious about mauling, killing, and/or eating the human, the spray can convince a bear to stop investigating the human and leave them alone.  But the ability of spray to stop bears bent on attack is far less certain.  Here are two more cases where bear spray failed and bullets were necessary.  From kxlo-clcm.com: A lone female grizzly bear reportedly surprised a man hunting elk at Big Creek north of Gardiner on Oct. 28. The hunter...
  • MT: Fed Bears, Dead Bears; and Dead Woman

    10/11/2015 6:55:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 9 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Was an 85-Year-Old woman a victim of Disneyitis?  She was born two years after the release of the first Mickey Mouse cartoon. She, much like Timothy Treadwell, appears to be a victim of severe anthropomorphism (thinking of animals as humans).  In this case, she was feeding several black bears.  One of them broke into her house and killed her.  From missoulian.com: KALISPELL - The elderly woman attacked by a black bear inside her home west of Kalispell over the weekend has died from injuries she sustained in the incident. The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks personel stated the problem...
  • 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...