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  • 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 “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 “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 family’s 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 family’s 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 wasn’t 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...
  • Don’t 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...
  • Grizzly bears go vegetarian due to climate change, choosing berries over salmon

    08/26/2017 7:46:11 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 86 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8/25/17 | Victoria Ward
    Grizzly bears have stopped eating salmon in favour of elderberries after being forced to make a choice due to climate change. Warming temperatures meant that the berries are ripening earlier than usual, at exactly the same time as the freshwater streams on Alaska’s Kodiak Island are overflowing with sockeye salmon. The island's brown bears typically feed first on salmon in early summer, followed by elderberries later in the season, in late August and September. “What you have is a scrambling of the schedule," said William Deacy, a biologist at Oregon State University that studied the phenomenon. "It's essentially like if...
  • Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff

    07/22/2017 8:29:25 PM PDT · by Ted73 · 48 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 22, 2017 | Rory Mulholland
    "Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s."
  • WaPo: Polar Bears ‘Hurt By Climate Change’ Could Develop A Taste For Human Flesh

    07/14/2017 7:05:57 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 154 replies ^ | 7/14/2017
    “Polar bears hurt by climate change are more likely to turn to a new food source — humans” is the rather chilling headline WaPo went with in its article, published Thursday. The Post reported that with higher temperatures, “the more likely polar bears are to interact with humans — and possibly attack and eat them.” WaPo relied on a recently-published study in the Wildlife Society Bulletin that looked at recorded polar bear attacks going back to 1870. The authors found “no trend” in the number of attacks by decade through 2014, which you’d think would count against the claim that...
  • Armed 11-year-old boy saves fishing party from charging bear

    07/04/2017 4:13:15 PM PDT · by KittyKares · 31 replies
    Juneau Empire ^ | June 30, 2017 | KEVIN GULLUFSEN
    “There was four of them in a line … my son was third,” Clark said. “The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly that he didn’t have time to take his rifle off his shoulder.” The bear ran through the first two men, who were pushed to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot Clark in front of his unarmed cousin. The boy raised his pump action shotgun and shot the sow, hitting it with birdshot, which is often used just to scare bears off,...
  • Alaska boy, 11, shoots bear charging fishing party

    07/01/2017 6:32:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 1,2017
    Elliot Clark, 11, was walking through the woods near Game Creek last week with his three family members and three dogs when the bear came out and charged them, The Juneau Empire reported. The bear ran through two of the men, pushing them to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot and his cousin left in its path, Elliot's father, Lucas, said. "There was four of them in a line. My son was third," Elliot's father said. "The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly...
  • Trump administration removes protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears

    06/22/2017 4:23:53 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/22/17 03:43 PM EDT | TIMOTHY CAMA
    The Trump administration is removing Endangered Species Act protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears, after they spent more than four decades on the threatened list. The Interior Department’s Fish and Wildlife Service announced the delisting decision Thursday, which immediately drew rebukes from conservationists and Democrats. Officials said that conservation efforts for the bear, a more than fourfold increase in its population and state policies designed to protect the bears show that the delisting is warranted. The Yellowstone grizzly bear lives in and around Yellowstone National Park in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. “This achievement stands as one of America’s great conservation successes;...
  • Vanity: CrowdStrike Mentions "Panda" as the Hacker (Twitter 9/16)

    05/30/2017 9:50:48 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 72 replies
    CrowdStrike is the company (headed by a Ukrainian national) that inspected the DNC servers. No member of law enforcement (FBI etc) was allowed to inspect the servers. Instead, CrowdStrike prepared a report that's been the sole basis for the "Russians hacked the DNC" story. In this exchange, reference is made to Panda. We now know that "Panda" was a frequent nickname of Seth Rich. He would cheer up co-workers dressing as a Panda. He used "Panda" in several email accounts (Pandas4Progress was one of many).
  • Scientists predict expansion of US grizzly bear habitat

    04/02/2017 6:21:35 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 19 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | April 2, 2017 5:00 pm | AP
    JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Grizzly bears continue to expand their range amid an ongoing effort to turn over management of the bears from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, a federal official said. “We’ve seen an 11 percent change in increasing range in just a couple of years,” Frank van Manen, head scientist of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, said last week at a meeting in Jackson. Since coming under the protection of the Endangered Species Act, grizzlies have steadily expanded their habitat outward from the population’s core in Yellowstone National...