Skip to comments.Grizzly Bear takes Shotgun Blast at point-blank range
Posted on 11/08/2018 5:40:41 AM PST by w1n1
When a Canadian family noticed a group of bears on their property, the father attempted to scare them off by firing a warning shot into the air. Unfortunately, this provoked the mother bear, who charged. Amazingly, the man was able to fire off his last shot, momentarily knocking the beast off her feet and giving him enough time to make it back to safety. He later tracked the bear family, and believes while the mama bear is sore, shes okay. See the footage of bear attacks.
Take off, eh
Somehow, at that point, I don’t think he was aiming at the bear’s feet with the intention of flesh-wounding it, as he says he was.
Also, what saved him was the bear going after a piece of the shooter’s clothing. That distraction gave him enough time to flee with his life.
The warning shot maybe wasn’t a good idea.
He did ok backing away and getting the second shot off. Could have been better with his footwork. Feet too close together for good stability.
I see he lost a shoe and almost stumbled. But the shoe distracted the bear for a moment, maybe the difference for the shooter to get to safety.
Not the weapon of choice for defense against BIG bears. Big sow with cubs — very dangerous.
He was busy filling his Fruit of the Looms.
SHe has a lame leg but still would of tore his ass to shreds after he REALLY pissed her off.
Aint cabin life in the mountains beautiful this time of the year?
Word of advice, mama bears will attack you if they feel their cubs are threatened.
Next time 12ga .00 buck, not bird shot. Or better .50cal pistol
What the heck did he let the dog loose for? Loose dogs have caused more people to get maimed or killed than anything when the bear chases the dog and the dog leads the bear right back to you know who.
Having lived much of my life in bear country....the guy is lucky he escaped with his life.
Damned luck to be alive...
Fires a shot to scare, then moves TOWARD the animal rapidly... only to have the animal charge... he clearly was using birdshot, and was lucky he got enough of a distraction from his second shot to get away..
“Loose dogs have caused more people to get maimed or killed than anything when the bear chases the dog and the dog leads the bear right back to you know who.”
Yep. If you’re living up in Bear Country where there’s some serious Griz action going on you need at least three dogs, and they need to be fighters, and you do not launch them until it is absolutely the 2nd to the last option.
If people would chill out, have a coffee or something, and just let the bears ramble through while enjoying the show, nobody bear or human would get hurt.
If you don’t leave food out the bears won’t find much of interest and will move on.
Nice of his wife to take the time to get a picture!!
“have a coffee or something, and just let the bears ramble through “
Seriously? Just sit there with your coffee or something while baby griz jumps up on the table to see what you are having? Maybe mommy will come over and want some hot java too. Only maybe she’ll drink it directly from your stomach while you are still alive.
Do you have any idea why the Forest Service requires hard shell campers in griz country?
“Next time 12ga .00 buck, not bird shot. Or better .50cal pistol”
My personal choice would have been breneke slugs to get more penetration.
Shot gun? With birdshot, aim for the eyes. Buckshot, fewer pellets and less probability of a disabling hit.
The idiot is lucky to be alive. You close on the bear and shoot it with bird shot, WTH! If you are going to use #8 shot on a bear you do it from a distance to sting it in the butt and the thought goes, the bear will remember the pain from that area and not return. I have had game wardens tell me to do the same thing to black bears in my area.
That being said, unless the bear is threatening family or family pets and is just passing through, then pass through. Otherwise I do keep a 28 inch barrel Mossberg 500 .12 gauge in my front closet with the first two rounds being #8 shot for said stinging purposes, but on the back end are slugs in case the bear charges. And I don’t intend to do the #8 shot sting it in the backside thing unless at a distance and I sure as hell am not going to run towards one and fire.
I had a 400 lbs black bear in my yard a few years back. I had told my 8 yr old son to open the front door and kennel our dog up for the night, it was dusk and he walked out on the porch and the Irish setter about knocked him down as soon as he walked out charging off the porch to confront this huge black bear. My son came back inside screaming bear, bear! I went outside with my wife and sure enough the dog and bear had squared off about 10 feet apart both growling and going crazy.
I yelled at my wife get the shotgun out of the closet, now! Why she said? JUST DO IT! I then told her, when I shoot the dog almost always runs for the front door, when she does drag her inside. I fired into the ground and sure enough she broke and ran for the door and my wife pulled her inside. The bear looked at me like, the next move is yours. I wracked the slide and fired again into the ground and wracked another round of 00 buck into the chamber preparing for a charge onto my front porch. The bear looked for a few seconds and slowly turned and ambled off into the woods.
This fool is lucky this be alive.
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