Attacking a bear

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  1. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 6 pointer

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    It seems like i read a long time ago for different bear species your response to a bear attack can change the outcome.

    For instance if attacked by a black bear you are best off fighting it.
    For brown/griz: definitely dont punch it in the face.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 6 pointer

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    I've always heard a black bear usually attacks out of fear or protection. But a grizzly will kill and eat you. So you better be fighting for your life.
     
  3. 1wildcatfan

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    you try those methods and let us know how it turns out.
     
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  4. bigbonner

    bigbonner 8 pointer

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    If I ever go into bear country , I am taking my wife along . I know without a doubt that I can out run her :rolleyes:
     
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  5. timer

    timer 8 pointer

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    Bears you see in the dead of winter are hungry. Don't ever mess with a winter bear....
     
  6. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    I'm afraid if you fight a determined Grizzly Bear without a big gun, you will just die tired and scared instead of just scared.
     
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  7. Dan99

    Dan99 6 pointer

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    The sad fact is that you're at the bear's mercy if he decides to attack you and you are unable to shoot him first. There's no easy answer for what to do at that point.
     
  8. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 6 pointer

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    I think you are right.
    I dont know much about them other than if im not avoiding them all together id want to be on top of the altercation by way of a fully loaded high powered rifle.

    The only thing that worries me more is a cougar.
     
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  9. Bubbles

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    For some odd reason a cougar does not scare me. I guess because it isnt as brutally powerful like a bear. I am sure it would tear me apart just the same though. But a bear.....just the thought of running into one scares the bejesus out of me.
     
  10. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Those of you that hunt East of Columbia have a realistic chance of a bear encounter. Those of us from from Columbia to Bowing Green will soon have the same chances. I pack a .380 when I hunt. I'll be upgrading that to a bigger caliber sooner than later. Stay safe, and observant kiddos.
     
  11. Bubbles

    Bubbles 6 pointer

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    Better to go down fighting though, right?

    Same result I admit
     
  12. kyhunter99

    kyhunter99 6 pointer

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    I watched a guy on tv tell a story about a griz that attacked him. This sow knocks him over and rips him up a bit then just stops. He took the pause to punch it in the face and she ripped his quad right off his leg among other things.
    Like maybe the punch was a bad idea. ?
     
  13. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    I ain't going out without a fight, whatever little it may be. Gouge eyes, whatever.
     
  14. HappyHunter

    HappyHunter 8 pointer

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    Black bear attack fight back. Grizzly attack play dead is what I’ve always heard.
     
  15. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 6 pointer

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    Interesting. I've always heard the opposite because grizzlies will eat you, black bears won't. Not like I come across many so never gave it much thought lol
     

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