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  • 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...
  • WY: Fisherman uses Pistol to Defend Against Grizzly in Park

    12/05/2017 5:06:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On August 25, 2015, a 27 year old man was fishing in the Snake River about 3/4 of a mile downstream from the Jackson Lake Dam, in the Grand Teton National Park.  He heard a noise and turned to see three grizzly bears approaching him from behind, a sow and two cubs. The fisherman was carrying a pistol and bear spray. The sow stood on its hind legs. He fired a shot into the ground near the bear. The three bears then left the area. The angler said that the bear spray could not be used in the incident....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bella Twin, Little Woman with a Little Gun, a Big Bear, and a Cold Front

    06/17/2017 7:22:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 10 May, 1953, a front was passing through Slave Lake, a village on the South shore of Lesser Slave Lake in  Alberta, Canada.  It was cool, cloudy, and windy. A 63-year-old Cree grandmother and her partner were hunting small game near Florida Lake.  The wind was from the NE, at 12 to 24 mph. At dawn, the temperature had been 40 degrees F. On the morning of the 11th it would be 35 degrees F.  The high for the 10th was 58 degrees. Bella Twin and her partner Dave Auger were going to make hunting history. They were...
  • 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...
  • Sheriff: Grizzly kills person near Glacier National Park

    06/29/2016 7:51:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 29, 2016
    KALISPELL, Mont. – Montana authorities say a grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist riding in the Flathead National Forest just outside Glacier National Park. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told The Associated Press the person was killed Wednesday afternoon about a mile from the West Glacier KOA campground.
  • Deal approved to protect grizzly bear habitat in Montana ( Donald Molloy )

    10/10/2015 11:13:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10-10-2015 | Laura Zuckerman
    A U.S. judge on Friday approved a deal between conservationists and Montana officials to restrict road-building and logging in roughly 22,000 acres of state forest lands that make up core habitat for federally protected grizzlies. The agreement resolves a lawsuit brought by conservationists after the state had sought to open 37,000 acres , mostly in the Stillwater State Forest, to timber harvesting despite what environmentalists said would be the destruction of prime grizzly bear territory. ... U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy in a decision last year found the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act by...
  • HUNTER ESCAPES ATTACK BY SHOVING ARM DOWN BEAR’S THROAT

    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
  • 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...
  • Woman uses New York Reload on Grizzly in Idaho

    08/19/2015 10:29:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Some people say the fastest way to continue firing when your gun runs dry is to grab another gun.  It is called a "New York reload".  It happened to a woman protecting her children in northern Idaho, not far from the scene of the famous Ruby Ridge case.   The blue arrow points to Moyie Springs, where Barbara Casey shot the grizzly bear.  The Ruby Ridge shootings occurred near the red arrow about 15 miles SouthWest. Barbara Casey did not want to shoot a grizzly bear.  She wanted to scare it off her property, and she almost succeeded.  She...
  • 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...
  • Trump: I'd "Love" To Have Palin In My Admin In An Official Capacity

    07/28/2015 12:57:53 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he would “love” to have former Alaska Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in his campaign in an official capacity on Monday’s broadcast of “The Palin Update” on Mama Grizzly Radio.
  • MT: Denied a Jury Trial, Man found Guilty of "Illegal" Grizzly Killings with a .22

    04/10/2015 3:59:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case in Montana, a man, Dan Calvert Wallen, who shot three grizzly bears who were repeatedly raiding his property and killing his chickens, was denied a trial by jury, and convicted by the judge of illegally "taking" an unlawful species.  The penalty for each offense is up to six months in jail and a $25,000 fine. What is clear to anyone that studies bear problems, is that these were problem bears, and would have to be dealt with sooner or later.   The Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks service had attempted to trap the bears but had failed...
  • 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
  • Another Bear Spray, Gun and Grizzly National Park Incident

    11/27/2014 12:18:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I actively look for and monitor defensive uses of firarms.   While some defensive uses of firarms are common, such as driving off intruders from a home, others such as defense against a grizzly bear, are rare.  They tend to stand out when they happen.   I missed this one, even though it did get some coverage in 2013.  The actual defense occurred two years ago in November of 2012. It is especially interesting because both bear spray and bullets were used.  The only other one that I recall happened this year. The bear was killed by the gunfire, dropping, literally...
  • What .22 Rifle did Bella Twin use to Kill a World Record Grizzly in 1953?

    11/17/2014 3:59:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this famous photograph by Bruno Engler, Bella Twin is shown with the hide from the world record grizzly bear that she shot in 1953 with a single shot .22 rifle.  The question is, what rifle is she holding?   It has been written that Jack O'Conner "heard" that it was an old Stevens single shot.   But as he only "heard" this, I do not think it is at all definitive.  This is said to be from page 304 of "The Hunting Rifle", published in 1953.   Given that the bear was shot in 1953, and the reference was near the...
  • Details of Bear Spray/Handgun Defense case in Glacier Park

    10/16/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 53 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 26 July, 2014, 57-year-old Brian D. Murphy defended himself against a charging grizzly in Glacier National Park.  The case is interesting for a number of reasons.  Two months after the attack, Murphy was charged with discharging a firearm in Glacier Park, a misdemeanor that carries a $500 fine.   On 9 October, a motion to dismiss the charge was put forward by the U.S. Attorney's Office after Murphy's attorney said that they would raise the  defense of self-defense.    Judge Keith Strong granted the motion last Thursday.  From missoulian.com: The U.S. Attorney’s Office has dismissed the charge against 57-year-old Brian...