Grizzly Bear Attack

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by EC, May 1, 2017.

  1. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    In the heat of the moment I might very well miss...but I'd be unloading the gun right up until she took her first bite.
     
  2. nock

    nock 12 pointer

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    I'd be letting that 44 mag say hey bear.
     
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  3. reivertom

    reivertom 12 pointer

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    I'd rather see orphaned bear cubs than see my own kids orphaned.
     
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  4. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Glad the man is ok, really but I be damned if I reach for spray over my gun..Ive seen humans that pepper spray could not take down..I dang sure would not trust it on a half ton killing machine.
     
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  5. timer

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    I talked with a guide in Alaska several years ago and asked him about the effectiveness of a .44 mag for a charging brown (grizzly) bear. He told me that the only effective shot with a pistol against a charging bear was "the elbow shot." He said an elbow shot is when you hold out your arm straight in front of you and point the pistol at the bear. When you feel the bear biting down on your elbow, pull the trigger as many times as you can.
     
  6. EdLongshanks

    EdLongshanks 12 pointer

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    I understand what you are saying, but I'd still rather have a .32 than a can of hot sauce. I might be completely stupid, but that's how I fell.
     
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  7. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    For sure I'd unload
    Before he bit me
     
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  8. Feedman

    Feedman Cyber-Hunter

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    You have about as much luck trying to fight one with a baccer stick than pepper spray if they are charging. Doesn't make any sense why he did not use the pistol.
     
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  9. predator1

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    Yea, I just don't believe I would ever pack pepper spray. Only thing I'd be spraying is bullets!
     
  10. predator1

    predator1 10 pointer

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    I understand the concept, not sure I like that idea. I'm certain I'd at least try to put a few rounds in it before I inserted my elbow!
     
  11. Drahts

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    I've been way to close to several Griz elk hunting and it ain't fun, but never had a charge. But if one did I'd draw the firearm and put it down or literally die trying! Here is a British Columbia Park sign for real!

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  12. EC

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    LOLOLOL!!
     
  13. Farrier85

    Farrier85 10 pointer

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    That
    thats awesome
     
  14. WaterDog88

    WaterDog88 10 pointer

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    I had a guide in Montana tell me something very similar. The three times I've fished in back country around bears I carried spray. Honestly I have never been nervous and wore bells on my pack or tied coffee tins together so I made plenty of noise while hiking in. I'll be heading back next year for two weeks in Colorado back country. The only bear attack I have been close to was while I was passing through Teton and a father and daughter got mauled on a trail. I think they both lived.
     
  15. timer

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    A few days before I visited Denali National Park last year, someone took off their backpack and threw it at a brown bear. Bears are quite clever and learn very quickly. This bear learned that there are edible goodies in backpacks, so....he then went on a mission to collect as many backpacks as he could. He got one the day before I arrived. The second day I was there the bear mauled someone....just a couple of scratches until she gave up her backpack. The attack occurred close to a campground at the entrance to the park - it caused quite the commotion. We talked with the rangers and asked if the bear would be relocated....He told us that there is no money in the budget for relocation. The bear would have to be put down.

    As a precaution, they closed all campgrounds to tent campers. Campers in metal sided trailers were warned to not sit outside and no fires/grills were allowed. Everyone was warned. You couldn't help looking over your shoulder - even in areas where there were lots of people.

    They never did get the bear while we were there. I looked on the internet after we got home and there were still warnings and the campgrounds were still closed to tents.

    While visiting Sitka a few years before, I talked with a deer hunter who told me that the bears in that area had learned that the sound of a gunshot usually meant a wounded or killed deer. He said that you better get your deer and get out of the area quickly after taking a shot or bears would come and take your deer away from you.
     

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