Grizzly Attack

Discussion in 'Hunting and Fishing' started by bigfelipe, Sep 30, 2019.

  1. Grits

    Grits I'm a Dirt Bag. Charter Life Member

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    Billy my dad told me when I was a young lad to hit what you could and to swing for the fences.

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  2. bigfelipe

    bigfelipe I go my own way... Charter Life Member

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    Sorry. That's a conflated post. Wrote it fast and didn't reread what I wrote. I meant Brown bears in the city.
     
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    But no arteries... I would've thrown a tube in him, started a morphine bolus and said a prayer for him. He made it. God was looking out for him that day and has been since.
     
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    premise outwardly solipsistic Life Member

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    I like it.

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    I was fishing by myself in duplin county about 09.i was walking a tree line up to the water. There was a very wide circumference hickory just before the water on the left. As soon as I took one step past it I saw something large and black move from the corner of my vision. I froze and slowly looked to that side. Not the biggest black bear, but a black bear nonetheless. Lucky for me he hadn't noticed my presence yet. He was too busy trying to dig something up to realize I was about 12 feet away. I stood for a moment to assess the situation. He turned only his head to look at me over his shoulder. Yelled and took off running away from me. Guess I scared him. I laughed a bit, then caught a few pan fish and went home.

    Edit: I had no gun on me at the time. I had a fishing pole, spinner jig, a Kabar and some Skoal apple with me.
     
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  6. premise

    premise outwardly solipsistic Life Member

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    Mystery solved as to what ran his ass off. :p
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    I’ve had at least one on my camper porch several times this past summer and they are thick around my cabin as they drop relocated bears up there all the time. There’s so many that Tennessee opened bear season there for 3 days this year for the first time. I’ve run a couple up the mountain in the winter time by throwing firewood at them but I keep an M1A loaded by the door in case they want to give me trouble.i need a good rug in the cabin anyway! We find bear scrapes 6-7 feet high just off the porch of the cabin all the time.
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  8. kcult

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    I hope you never have to face off with one!
     
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    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    I always worried about my Dad, who got up in the middle of the night to walk outside in his underwear to pee several times. In his later years, one of us started getting up with him and my German Shepherd would always go with him.
     
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    Why Not? Sounds like fun.................
     
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    You guys had any coffee yet?
     
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    3 cups...... Set to Jet, RTG...... Ready to Go............ Have Gun, Can Travel, Used to Love putting bullet to bear..........
     
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    The second largest black bear was also found in the same area of NC. Then there was the 782 lb black bear taken in Hyde County.

    The Boone & Crockett world record black bear was taken in Pennsylvania. It was estimated at 1,000 lbs.

    If they are freaks, there's a lot of 'em!
     
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    Yeah, I had a coupon for it. I only dip mint now. Thing would likely try to kiss me if it happened again.
     
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    http://www.yellowstone-bearman.com/Tim_Treadwell.html

    The stuff nightmares are made of. I remember when this happened I started reading everything I could find about the incident. Any audio you find about it is fake (the real tape is locked up never to be released).
     
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    This guy may wish he was dead with all the surgeries he will have go through. That's not an easy fix.
     
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    There are about 6 or 7 Black bears that visit my deer stand.
     
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    The top photo is after the surgeries.
     
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    Wow that's amazing to be honest.
     
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    He looks kinda like me the last time I told my wife I bought another gun.
     
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    All you need for bear defense is a Grock 43.

    "On 16 September 2019, Chris Gregersen and Donivan Cambell were bow hunting elk in Montana, in the Gravelly Mountains, when they were attacked by a grizzly bear. They had gone out for an afternoon hunt, and had hunted up steep drainage, climbed the opposite slope, and had been calling for elk on the opposite side of the ridge with a bugle call....."

    https://www.ammoland.com/2019/10/gr...ntana-stopped-with-9mm-pistols/#axzz61lXK6eZG
     
  22. Michael458

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    When we were hunting in Alaska I always ended up carrying either a 2 inch 5 shot Taurus in 45 Colt or a Kimber Ultra in 45 ACP. One year I thought I would be smart, so trying to decide which big 45 Colt to carry, I tried some heavy loads in my 4 inch Colt Anaconda, 5 inch Ruger Redhawk, a couple of my S&W 4 inch guns, and probably some more. Decided they were all too heavy and I did not want to tote them all day long. Not to mention some of the heavier loads were not all that pleasant to shoot. One year My Wife carried a light weight 4 inch Taurus in 45 Colt and I carried the 2 inch gun. We were around bears every day and never felt under gunned. I was always very comfy with one of my 45 ACP Ultras loaded with either 230 Ball or some sort of Flat Nose FMJ. In the 45 Colts standard loads with 250 Flat Nose Lead at 750-850 fps. If I were going today with the 45 ACP it would be CEBs 200 gr Flat Nose Solid.

    As for 9mm or 40, no different, would be just dandy, but I definitely today would look for a good Flat Nose FMJ or Solid for penetration. And as mentioned in the ammoland story above, shooting through brush, no doubt a Flat Nose FMJ or solid does a much better job of that, if required.

    Absolute defense only, and things are going to be very close and very fast if you have to resort to that. Of course you main line of defense sets on top of your neck and shoulders, stay alert, and always always always have your rifle with you, even when you have to go to the bush for a bathroom visit, have the rifle very close.

    There are many of the B&M Super Short rifles in Alaska, these are so easy to work with, and small, they are much preferred for bear defense by a lot of the guys that live there, I concur.
     
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    I should tell you the story about having to take a bathroom break one day on an elephant hunt, without my rifle!!!!!!!!!!! Never ever no matter what, Always have rifle in hand, or close enough to be IN Hand if needed..........
     
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    This is a bear thread....... We would be way off track
     
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    Want me to make you a new thread?
     
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    There I was, knee deep with pants around the ankles when the pachyderms charged!

    CD
     
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    We got chased/run off by a young bull elephant in Kenya, when were out for a run up to the Mt. Kenya Safari Club air strip & got too close to the herd.. Talk about a feets don't fail me now moment.
     
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    Got couple elephant stories also from Kenya. We had to chase them off the drop zone before jumping. I do know what an elephant looks like thru rifle sights of a XM16E1 and M14 :)

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    HEH HEH HEH............. By Damn, that is just about the size of it...........he didn't charge, but it was a very close encounter of the wrong kind.........
     
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    My neighbors cat scratched me the other day. I'm still..................I'm sorry. I just can't relive it here.
     
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    He was hunting a bear and got attacked...

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    I was wandering in the woods yesterday and ran up on a bears scratching pole, that tree was tore up to about 10ft off the ground. There is a big boy back in there.