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  • A brown bear killed a hiker in Eagle River. A man searching for him was mauled.

    06/21/2018 1:43:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 20 June, 2018 | Matt Tunseth, Alaska Star - Michelle Theriault Boots, ADN
    Google Plus Print articleReddit Increase Article Font Size Decrease Article Font Size Update, 7 p.m.: We’ve posted a new story with updated information: Man killed, member of search party injured in Eagle River bear attacks ▶ Play Update, 4:10 p.m.: What Anchorage police described as an aggressive brown bear believed to have killed an Eagle River man and suspected of badly injuring another man had not been found as of Wednesday afternoon. Biologists with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game searched for the animal earlier on Wednesday. As of 4 p.m., no one was in the field but biologists...
  • 9mm Handgun puts down Charging Bear

    06/20/2018 5:07:12 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 46 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 6/20/2018 | J Hines
    This Alaskan Guide has a true tall tale to tell you. Phil Shoemaker, an experienced Alaskan hunting and fishing guide, was guiding a couple of clients on a salmon fishing trip in the Becharof National Wildlife Refuge in southwestern Alaska. While there they encountered at close range with an angry bear. Thank goodness nobody got hurt just the bear. Whats amazing and you don't hear too often is that Phil stopped this raging bear with a 9mm pistol at close range. Phil and his clients were lucky enough to walk away without a scratch. Seasoned outdoorsman who pack hand cannons...
  • Bears vs. Lightning: Which is more Deadly?

    06/03/2018 7:31:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 77 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 30 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In online discussions of bear attacks, it is not unusual for people to claim that a person is more likely to be killed by lightning than to be killed by a bear. That is true, in a gross sense. You are also more likely to die of a heart attack or to be murdered than to be killed by a bear when you use the entire United States population as a measure.This comparison is disingenuous. It is easy to avoid being killed by a bear, simply by staying out of areas where there are bears. Lightning strikes occur all...
  • Wyoming Opens Season on Grizzly Bears, Numerous Problem Bears in State

    06/02/2018 6:20:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In the fall of 2018, the first legal, scheduled grizzly bear hunt managed by a state government, will be held by Wyoming. Much of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) is in the state of Wyoming. Grizzly bear-human conflicts have escalated with the expanding grizzly bear population. In 2017, of the 56 known and probable deaths of grizzly bears in the GYE, most were caused when bears attacked people or were destroying property. From wdtn.com: Names will be drawn until 10 hunters have paid for their licenses and certified they've taken a firearms safety course. Each license will be valid...
  • Trump Ends Obamas Ban on Bear Baiting and Other Cruel Hunting Techniques in Alaska

    05/22/2018 1:59:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 92 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 22, 2018 | By Ed Kilgore
    Its the sort of thing that drives animal-rights advocates and other elite bunny-hugging liberals wild, to the delight of politically incorrect red-blooded MAGA-men. As NBC News reports, the Trump administration is bringing back savage hunting techniques to federal lands in Alaska: The Trump administration is moving to reverse Obama-era rules barring hunters on some public lands in Alaska from baiting brown bears with bacon and doughnuts and using spotlights to shoot mother black bears and cubs hibernating in their dens. There are a lot of humans, much less bears, who cant resist bacon and doughnuts. But before you can say...
  • 5-year-old girl suffers serious injuries in Colorado bear attack

    05/13/2018 12:34:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies
    Scripps Media ^ | May 13, 2018 | Blair Miller
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A 5-year-old girl suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a bear overnight in east Orchard Mesa. The girl had gone outside around 2:30 a.m. early Sunday to investigate noises she thought were being made by her dog, the girls mother told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers. But the girls mother heard her daughter screaming and went outside to see a large black bear dragging her daughter, CPW officials said. The bear dropped the girl after her mother screamed at it. Their home is in the east Orchard Mesa area, above the Colorado River corridor,...
  • Angry Bear

    04/13/2018 9:59:20 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 21 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2018 | J Hines
    It may be fun teasing a bear, but when you over do it, you better watch out. This was a close call one for this snowmobiler here. Bears can be unpredictable and if cornered or threatened, they will fight and youll see some sharp claws coming your way. Yeh, you cant keep egging the bear on like this and get to close. This one guy crept up on that bear a little too close obviously pushing his luck too far and almost paid the price. No blame goes to the bear for protecting itself. Its ok to observe nature, but...
  • Dow falls nearly 750 points as trade fears rattle investors

    04/06/2018 12:07:02 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 4/6/2018 | Fred Imbert and Alexandra Gibbs
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 23, 2018 in New York City. Stocks plunge more than 500 points 47 Mins Ago | 02:18 Stocks fell sharply on Friday as worries of a trade war brewing between the U.S. and China grew. Wall Street also digested disappointing employment data. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 740 points, with Boeing and Caterpillar as the biggest decliners in the index. The S&P 500 declined more than 2.5 percent, with industrials as the worst-performing sector. The Nasdaq composite dropped 2.7 percent. The sell-off accelerated in the...
  • AR-15 Used to Defend Against Charging Polar Bear (2008)

    03/11/2018 12:59:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Zeb Cadzow and Paul Herbert are experienced hunters who live north of the Arctic Circle in Fort Yukon, Alaska. In late March of 2008, residents of Fort Yukon, Alaska become concerned because a bear was not exhibiting any fear of humans near their town. Peter John originally saw the bear eating lynx carcasses near a cabin on the edge of town. People did not believe the white bear was a polar bear. Polar bears had never been seen in the area. They thought it was an albino grizzly or a grizzly bear covered with frost. The hunters, who depend for...
  • Defense Against Bears with Pistols: 97% Success rate, 37 incidents by Caliber

    02/24/2018 11:28:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. Even some of the vaunted magnums. OK, give us a few examples. As you claim legions, it should not be too hard. I never received a response. I believe the claim was made in good faith. There has been much conjecture about the lack of efficacy of pistols for defense against bears. A little searching...
  • Report: Ex-Bears CB Charles Tillman now an FBI Agent

    02/23/2018 1:58:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NFL ^ | 2/23
    Evildoers running afoul of the law best keep their head on a swivel, or they might be blindsided by a Peanut Punch. Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent, Sporting News reported. "He is currently working for the FBI. [He] has his badge and everything," a source told Sporting News. The Bureau does not comment on personnel matters. The longtime Chicago Bears cornerback began training with the FBI last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Tillman's graduation from the Training Academy came in the nick of time. The FBI stipulates all new agents must be selected before...
  • Bear Attacks Florida Man as he lets dog out

    02/12/2018 11:16:03 AM PST · by w1n1 · 43 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/12/2018 | J Hines
    A Florida man Andy Meunier was taking his dog out for a walk when a bear attacked him. It was a short while after leaving his Naples home when he turned to see a black bear staring at him. Without warning, the bear attacked. Neunier recalls, Everything went in slow motion, Everything went in slow motion. It was just as scary as you can imagine, Meunier told ABC affiliate WZVN. It was standing in front of me and I tried to turn left real quick and get back in the house, and caught an uppercut from a brown, or a...
  • Fish Skin Used to Treat Bears Burned by Thomas Fire

    01/25/2018 1:37:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jan 24, 2018 | Rudy Chinchilla
    Veterinarians successfully used alternative medical treatments such as acupuncture on three wild animals burned in the Southern California wildfires, although one patient -- a 5-month-old mountain lion -- did keep eating his fish-skin and corn-husk bandages, vets at the University of California, Davis said Wednesday. Rescuers brought two adult bears, one of them pregnant, and the young mountain lion
  • Pistols for Defense against Bears? Failures are Rare

    01/19/2018 4:31:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 68 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    While discussing bear attacks, a consistent refrain is that pistols are useless as a way to defend yourself against bears. In discussion groups, nay sayers claim that pistols are difficult to use, of insufficient power, and there are numerous instances where people who attempted to use pistols to defend against bears are badly mauled. I have read of numerous cases where people used pistols to successfully defend against bears, so I asked one poster to give some examples where pistol defenses failed. The exchange occurred on freerepublic.com: Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after...
  • Fired-up Fox Valley veterans burn Bears, Packers jerseys in protest

    11/12/2017 6:02:41 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/12/17 | Denise Crosby
    Neither rain nor sleet nor a storied football rivalry could keep an angry group of local patriots from turning out on a dank Sunday afternoon during the Bears/Packers game to burn their football jerseys in protest of the way NFL owners have responded to the long-simmering national anthem controversy. Not only did some of these passionate veterans, ranging in age from mid-30s to upper-80s, toss their once beloved jerseys into a metal pit set ablaze near a pond on Aurora's West Side, the charred remains were to be gathered up and mailed to the owners of the teams represented as...
  • Bear Sighting Reported in Monterey at Jacks Peak Park

    11/07/2017 9:20:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 7, 2017 | Amy Larson
    Hikers reported seeing a black bear at Jacks Peak Park in Monterey on Monday. Monterey County's parks department issued a public warning about the bear. Park rangers tried to find the bear, but were unable to locate it Monday afternoon. County spokeswoman Maia Carroll said the warning was issued to park visitors out of an abundance of caution. "Jacks Peak is quite wild. You have to know you're among nature," Carroll said. The park's peak is the highest point on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • Bear Kills Deer in the Backyard

    11/02/2017 6:12:41 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/2/2017 | E Nestor
    Nature is a rough place, and not for the weak. It is even more rough if you are a prey animal like this deer. This familys suburban backyard was the scene of a gruesome bear attack. Can you imagine sitting on your porch on a nice summer evening when When we think of gruesome bear attacks we usually imagine the deep Alaskan wilderness. This suburban backyard is indeed not a remote area deep in the backcountry. This video, worthy of National Geographic, was shot in a familys backyard. That is definitely a front row seat for an intense nature clip....
  • Mike Ditka apologizes for comment on racial oppression

    10/11/2017 2:41:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2017
    Mike Ditka has apologized for saying he wasnt aware of any racial oppression over the last 100 years in the United States. The famed Chicago Bears coach came under fire for making the comments during a radio interview on Monday about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. He issued an apology the next day, saying he was talking about professional football and not society as a whole. I have absolutely seen oppression in society in the last 100 years, the Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl-winning coach said to WGN-TV in Chicago. The interview was about the...
  • Vanity - Packer Fans chant, USA,USA,USA, while Q/B, Rogers, Team, NFL act like fools.

    09/29/2017 3:02:42 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 111 replies
    NFL had better get its act together. There is nothing to discuss. The deadbeat NFL players, "Hate America" "Lock your arms, together" has failed miserably. Packers, Q/B, Aaron Rogers earns the title of "Failed Obama Girlie Boy, Pajama Boy" as the overwhelming majority of thousands of Greenbay Packer fans rejected his request that fans lock arms to show unity with the NFL America Haters on the Packers and Chicago Bear NFL teams. The fans simply chanted unending, loudly all night long, USA, USA, USA!!! POTUS, Trump wins big time!!! There is only one road open for the NFL, the NBA...
  • Dont Take Selfies With Bears, Aspen Police Warn

    09/15/2017 10:36:39 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KFOR ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 2017
    Video of a mother bear and her two cubs climbing down a tree in the middle of Aspen, Colorado went viral earlier this week, prompting police to issue a warning about trying to photograph the wild animals. When the bears came down from the tree on the Hyman Avenue mall, police said there was a "fairly large crowd of photo-takers and those that insisted on trying to get close enough to take selfies." Police said one woman walked up to the bears -- while carrying her child -- to get a selfie. Police said when the bear and her cubs...