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Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:18 PM

Grizzly Bear Kills Yellowstone Hiker

http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2015/08/robert-farago/grizzly-bear-kills-yellowstone-hiker/



Oh, how they laughed when I schlepped a Smith & Wesson .460 snubby into the American outback, snug in a chest rig that looks more like bondage gear than a holster. So be it. It will suffice until Grizzly Custom Guns finishes my lever brush gun. Sure, bear spray is a proven deterrent and a lot less cumbersome. Yes, bears tend to leave bipeds alone. But I can think of few deaths more, uh, grizzly than getting mauled to death by a grizzly bear. As TTAG writer Nick Leghorn likes to point out, the odds of needing a gun are small, but the failure to have one when you need can be catastrophic. Is there anyone amongst you who wouldn’t want to carry a gun when reading this (via theguardian.com)::

A man has been killed by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone national park, according to the US national parks service. The Montana man’s body was found on Friday afternoon in a popular off-trail area near Lake Village. The victim’s name has not been revealed. Authorities were not releasing an official cause of death until after an autopsy and other investigations. Based on tracks found at the scene and other evidence it appeared that an adult female grizzly and at least one cub were likely involved, authorities said.

Here’s the kicker:

Bear traps were set in the area on Friday evening , with the Elephant Back Loop Trail (below) now closed to hikers until further notice. If bears are trapped and identified as having been involved in an attack they are euthanised.



Call me insensitive, but I’d rather “euthanize” an attacking bear BEFORE it rips my face off and makes mincemeat out of my spleen. Provided that’s what it’s about to do.

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Reply Grizzly Bear Kills Yellowstone Hiker (Original post)
Juan Rico Aug 2015 OP
.30M1 Aug 2015 #1
Hades Aug 2015 #4
GoodCraic Aug 2015 #2
FORD Aug 2015 #3
Cardinals1982 Aug 2015 #5
Juan Rico Aug 2015 #6
Phlegm Monger Aug 2015 #7
Nephrite Aug 2015 #8
DocDocGoose Aug 2015 #9

Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:42 PM

1. Definitely putting a Desert Eagle in .50 AE on my short list.

If I can only find a braked version in burnt bronze...

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Response to .30M1 (Reply #1)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:37 PM

4. I have a gold plated one.

Fun gun.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 09:47 PM

2. At some point these bears

will have to be open for hunting. I've been in that area and while I haven't seen one, it's impossible to miss their sign.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:29 PM

3. The bear was standing his ground!

 

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:56 PM

5. What color was the bear and the victim

 

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Response to Cardinals1982 (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 10:58 PM

6. Well, grizzly bears are also know as "brown bears", so... #brownbearlivesmatter

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Mon Aug 10, 2015, 11:55 PM

7. Never go alone into areas known for bear.

Take someone you can outrun.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2015, 01:15 AM

8. Black bears are annoying enough...

and they tend to leave most limbs, even when in a pissy mood.

If you are going to stroll through woods, it is a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings. It is impossible to stumble on a bear that is awake, sounds like he took a chance and lost.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Thu Aug 13, 2015, 07:30 AM

9. When hiking in bear country,

One should always carry bells and pepper spray to scare the bears away. It's also helpful to be able to differentiate between black bear and grizzly bear droppings. Black bear droppings are small, round and may contain berries and nuts. Grizzly bear droppings are larger, contain bells and smell like pepper.

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