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http://www.ktvq.com/story/36294465/man-survives-grizzly-bear-attack-near-ennis

Always interesting, learning about & from these incidents. Am glad he's alive!

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Didn't take long!! MT big game season just opened.


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I probably hit more elk with a pickup than you have with a rifle.


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Out of state hunters, the other white meat. That comment was hilarious.

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I can't imagine standing there with a big game rifle in hand waiting on a charging bear with an already bloody muzzle to get close enough for me to spray it with the pepper spray I've never tested.

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'Came upon a bear on a carcass and they began to yell'

Unless this is the usual piss poor use of the English language in the write-up by a news organization employee, then it seems the prudent thing would have been to quietly let the bear have at it and the hunters LEAVE the area.
I thought I saw a report elsewhere that they were bow hunters.

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Originally Posted by grovey
I can't imagine standing there with a big game rifle in hand waiting on a charging bear with an already bloody muzzle to get close enough for me to spray it with the pepper spray I've never tested.

Bow season. Not rifle season. The bears have been terrible in that neck of the woods this year. Killed a bunch of cattle.

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Damn, glad they both lived.


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Who would go into the woods without an adequate firearm? I do believe a hard cast from even a .357 to head of that offending bear would have changed its aggression.


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Originally Posted by LouisB
'Came upon a bear on a carcass and they began to yell'

Unless this is the usual piss poor use of the English language in the write-up by a news organization employee, then it seems the prudent thing would have been to quietly let the bear have at it and the hunters LEAVE the area.
I thought I saw a report elsewhere that they were bow hunters.


Stupid hunters. Bear was busy on a carcass and they disturbed it. Scream at me during lunch and you'll get the same.


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Originally Posted by LouisB
'Came upon a bear on a carcass and they began to yell'

Unless this is the usual piss poor use of the English language in the write-up by a news organization employee, then it seems the prudent thing would have been to quietly let the bear have at it and the hunters LEAVE the area.
I thought I saw a report elsewhere that they were bow hunters.


Stupid hunters. Bear was busy on a carcass and they disturbed it. Scream at me during lunch and you'll get the same.




Pretty much what I was thinking...instead of yelling they should have been getting their spray ready and start a hasty, but quiet, retreat....


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charging bear and you have rifle in hand????? uck peper spray

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They brought Bear spray to a gun fight.

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Originally Posted by ingwe

Pretty much what I was thinking...instead of yelling they should have been getting their spray ready and start a hasty, but quiet, retreat....


You want to see my ass vacate an A/O...show me a grizzly! cry


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Originally Posted by ragsflh
charging bear and you have rifle in hand????? uck peper spray


I don't think either of them had a rifle. Bowhunters I believe. But they had pepper spray and at least one handgun.

I think that pepper spray saved at least one life, if not both of their lives according to the article.

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My bear spray is filled with six .44 mag 300 grain bullets. I think my type of bear spray is more reliable and I don't have to worry about the wind etc. Regardless, every time I see a bear, I get the fak out unless I have a bear tag in a pocket and a rifle ready.

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How did we come to the conclusion that bears like pepper on their food? Maybe they prefer salt.


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Originally Posted by ingwe
Pretty much what I was thinking...instead of yelling they should have been getting their spray ready and start a hasty, but quiet, retreat..

My thoughts as well. But this incident along with a few others only reinforces my skepticism about Bear Spray. When it works, it works, but it doesn't always seem to work.

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I'm sure any one of the above internet persona's would have taught that bear a valuable lesson. Laughing.

But luckily all of the grizzlies out there have little to worry about since none will be encountered from the comforts of your home.

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Originally Posted by Ringman
Who would go into the woods without an adequate firearm? I do believe a hard cast from even a .357 to head of that offending bear would have changed its aggression.

Simple really, they had the same chance as any deer hunter in Ohio. There is a law that says "no second weapon" when hunting deer. It is a stupid law, that defies common sense, and one I lobby to have revoked, but as it stands the only exception is a CCW, which not every hunter has. Knives are allowed, but not very effective if the need arose.


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Originally Posted by Ringman
Who would go into the woods without an adequate firearm? I do believe a hard cast from even a .357 to head of that offending bear would have changed its aggression.


This is good in theory, but in reality, damn few people can shoot a charging grizzly in the head with a handgun-or a rifle for that matter. Even well-practiced police officers miss far more than they hit in close-range gun fights, when the excitement is high. Properly deployed bear spray has proven many times to be effective. It needs to be used correctly and also, it needs to be replaced after about three years to assure potency.


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