The bear started to move toward Alex, and he shot it with the S&W 629 .44 magnum. 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Addition 26 September, 2009, Lake Mary, California, unknown caliber, black bear, from thesheetnews. Two bullets were recovered at the base of the tree. The attack lasted 10 to 15 seconds, then the animal lumbered away. Addition August, 1986, Tsiu River south of Cordova, Alaska, .357 magnum revolvers, grizzly bear. On the eight shot, something happened. 2. Things turned dark quickly, but the son had a gun and was able to take the bear down. And that’s the kind of thing that concerns us with black bears.”. He turned around to see three grizzly bears, one adult and two cubs, coming toward him. As a gunsmith I have to do both metal and wood, but I prefer metal. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; The man’s hunting partner shot at the bear with a pistol, and the bear stepped away but did not leave initially. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0971035563,B004Q3QRQI,0996655956,1620656930,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; 10. Only five shots were recorded. The Old Tools culture is alive and well in all of the English speaking countries as well as the Nordic and Eastern European ones. The 9-year-old bear is rumored to be the largest bear in Yellowstone Park, weighing between 600 and 700 pounds. Sept, 2016, Arizona: Bow Hunter Uses Handgun to Stop Unprovoked Bear Attack. RELATED: 2 grizzly bears killed after conflicts near Yellowstone Both hunters were able … “This is out in the big woods.”. And yes, I was scared shi*less. This load will penetrate 12 – 2×6’s spaced 2 inches apart and stick in the 13th one. This is not our typical warning. 6. May 28, 2010, Alaska: Denali National Park: Backpacker Stops Grizzly attack with .45 pistol. Six of the combination handgun and long gun cases involved .44 magnum revolvers. My wife an I often walk a main road and have encountered bears. Roy called to report the incident, and they came out and brought a metal detector to locate spent extracted shell casings. The report was made to Fish and Wildlife, and the bear was found dead the next day. The apparently injured bear and the two other bears fled into the nearby brush. @Dave — Galena. The adult female bear was killed and the 2-year-old cub was wounded and had to be put down. After 35 days of backpacking in pursuit of moose photos, Cecil Rhodes was confronted by a big grizzly at 11 feet. The process was repeated, with first one man being attacked and then the other. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; “, Brush finally fell on his back on the edge of the road. I found myself on the dirt, in the dark, with blood gushing and literally squirting from my wounds. He was coming like a freight train…in total chase-mode.”, Brush instinctively back-pedaled to avoid the charge, drawing the Ruger from its holster. Nineteen were against grizzly bears. I was in a state of absolute panic and horror. The details of his cases are at the link on Ammoland. Detailed article From Rural Montana Magazine December, 2018. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. We found six cases involving a .22 rimfire pistol. The bear got up near him. I wished every back packer would carry, not only for their benefit but for the safety of others I do manage to hit one out of the park every once in a while. In the middle of the night, he heard heavy breathing and felt a body press against him from the outside of the tent. It was a black bear sow with cubs. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. “It reared up on its hind legs. He shot the animal multiple times and it went back downstairs. He fired three more shots at the charging bear, stopping the charge at 15 feet. About 15 minutes later, Alex heard crashing in the brush and woods above the path. A few of the rounds glanced off the head. Murphy first sprayed bear spray at the bear when it was 15 to 25 feet away, firing one shot from his .357 revolver when the bear had approached to within 7-10 feet. She is holding the Smith & Wesson .44 magnum she used to defend herself at the Alaskan homestead. It’s fairly closely knit, and Phil is a respected member. 6. There are likely many cases documented in books or local sources that are not easily available on the Internet. As Miller rolled over and was getting to his knees, the bear, only about 40 yards away, came at him again. “Each backpacker had a gun and each fired at the bear, based on the preliminary investigation,” he said. Then the bear attacked again, he said, moving incredibly fast, and that's when Johnson, still on his back, reached for the pistol he wore in a holster on his belt. All were successful. Two were against black bears. After an hour's march, the second party were met by a bear, 75m away and openly aggressive. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; 2010, Wyoming, Paint Creek, Shoshone National Forest, Bowhunter shot Charging Grizzly with .44 magnum. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; I urge people to send in all documented cases of pistol defense against bears, including all failures. One of the hikers fired a warning shot with a pistol, driving the bear off. There were 2 combinations of .44 magnum and .357 magnum cases. A black bear with cubs had chased Mr. Nutter up a tree. I was making all kinds of noise. Upon exiting, he saw a black bear at the corner of the tent, less than 10 feet away. The circus director was sharply critical of the police action, which he described as “out of proportion.”, 5. A grizzly bear that emerged from a thicket and charged two backpackers in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve was shot and killed by one of the two who was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to park officials. Between bear raids, both men yelled and frantically sought the pistol (having forgotten the shotgun). Here’s a silver lining for you. Blackfeet Fish and Wildlife Director Dona Rutherford says the man killed the moose on Monday and was preparing to move the animal when he was attacked by the bear. The animal was killed with the officer’s .40-caliber Glock handgun. handgun begins to fire at about the same time rangers Gilliland and Dalrymple, who were each armed with 12 gauge shotguns loaded with slugs also begin to shoot at the bear. June 26, 2020 2:52 pm A U.S. The bear continued to advance, so the defender put the pistol in his pocket and climbed the tree. 39 of the handgun defenses listed above are defenses against black bears, or 42%, the same percentage as the last update. Bear found dead next day or so by park rangers. Fatal bear attacks in North America have occurred in a variety of settings. July 24, 2014, Alaska: Eagle River, 200 pound Brown Bear Sow, .44 Magnum Revolver, “This is not in an Anchorage subdivision,” Battle said. If you have to get mauled by a grizzly bear, try to maneuver your bear spray into his mouth so he bites down on it. She ground her teeth, and in a blur she came for him. The bear moved away a little, behind some fire killed trees and brush, then came in again, fast. 7 July, 2014, Alaska: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear, .45 semi-auto. From Yellowstone-bearman.com: Ranger Ellis was standing with ranger Gilliland and Willy Fulton to his left. amzn_assoc_title = "Thinking of Bear Hunting? 24 September, 2017 Montana: Father Uses .44 Magnum to Shoot Grizzly Bear off Son. The bear was knocked from his feet and hit the ground hard. Of the 93 strictly handgun defense cases, three classified as failures. The National Park Service has released additional information about a fatal grizzly bear attack in Wrangell-St. Elias National … In the official report, obtained by a public information request, the revolver was identified as a .38. 1. Kluting fired off a warning shot into the creek. Last week in July, 2016, Alaska: Guide Kills Attacking Grizzly with 9mm. Ten minutes later another grizzly approached. And might put them up again. 26 July, 2014, Montana: Glacier National Park: Bear first sprayed, then shot with a .357, grizzly bear. The woman fled into her house, but her dogs slipped out the open door. He came running, and fired a shot with his .44 magnum over the bear. Fifteen-year-old Chris Moen of Glide, who had drawn the tag, hit the animal in the shoulder with a .338-caliber rifle round, but he and his father couldn’t pick up a trail of blood. The third was the 6 September, 2015, New Mexico incident with a black bear sow and cubs, where the defender climbed a tree and used a .38 revolver. Roy drew and put 3 rounds of 230-gr FMJ in her neck shoulder area, then took off away from the trail about 5 yards. I was paralyzed by fear and terrified that the bear would come back from out of the darkness and resume his attack on me at any moment. Lewis said such a low-caliber gun ordinarily doesn't pack enough punch to kill a bear. PAYSON, AZ – Authorities found two bear cubs after an archery deer hunter fatally shot an adult female bear with a handgun when it charged him in the Payson area. When the bear advanced toward Seager, he fired a “scare” shot, causing the bear to leave the area, Lewis said. The defender fired a shot in an attempt to scare the bear away, but that did not work. In this account, the pistol is revealed to be a Llama .45 with a 3.25 inch barrel. 25 June, 2019, Washington State, Petit Lake, .45, Glock 21 black bear. The animal ran off and was found dead the next day behind the town offices. 3. Flipped it out of my video stand w the sternam, heart & backbone blown out its back. They recorded 6 failures to stop the attack out of the 37 instances. 17 August, 2002, Alaska, Russian River, Grizzly Charged Fishermen, 9mm. “Fearing for his life, and the lives of his children, the deputy fired several rounds from a handgun toward the bear,” the release stated. amzn_assoc_linkid = "6dda07226f1b23d7a6a947ec8d3300b1"; Both were against grizzly bears, both were successful and the bears were killed. Addition July, 2002, Alaska, Mantakusa River Cabin 100 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, Brent Hughes, .44 magnum S&W, black bear. There was one successful use of a .45 Colt/.410 revolver, the Taurus Judge. But soon, he was facing another, much larger, problem. Immediately afterward I call fish and game, and report that we had to drop a brownie by self defense and nobody is injured, while on the phone my friend Ron had located my moose. The attack was swift, unprovoked and unexpected. But by then, the struggle in the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon attracted the attention of Wyckoff’s party, and other hunters rushed over. There were two uses of .41 magnum revolvers. On examination, three shots to the head were discovered, none of them piercing the cranium. Like you, he’s an artist in the metals, even calling his form of magic “alchemy.”, John Switzer in Colorado also has hold fasts available. October, 2015, Colorado, Rockrimmon, unknown pistol, kktv.com 550 pound black bear. “It ran back into the alders and he could hear it wheezing.”. 8. As a forensic investigator I can tell you this is a dangerous and wholly ignorant and useless article you have published.Like most untrained investigators, you start with your conclusion and hunt the internet down for supporting data to endorse your incomplete investigation. The camper then shot and killed the bear and immediately reported the shooting to wildlife officers. We have found eight cases where .45 caliber pistols were used to defend against bears. Ben missed a shot, the managed to get a shot into the bear's stomach. The attack was reported to Fish and Game but was not published the consistent incident recorded in USGS database. They say the homeowner left the kitchen window open during the night and then heard a noise. Kelley fired a warning shot from his .45 Super. Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion. Sep 23rd 2020 1:51PM COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. “I had my hand by my side,” he said. The hunter forgot his ammunition for the hunter's .44 magnum. Justin Norton fired a round from his .44-caliber pistol into the black bear’s stomach, to no avail. “He shot at it five times before it finally stopped and then once it was on the ground, it was still moving. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; We found that one of the previous .45 cases was done with a .45 Colt/.410 revolver, the Taurus Judge. Another bite pulled away at the top of Bagley’s skull, and wrenched his entire body upwards. As of March 2020, we have found 20 more handgun cases, for a total of 93 cases, with three failures, for a success rate of 97%. One grizzly ran off and was not recovered. “He was dead. A very aggressive grizzly charged multiple times, and refused to back off from threatening a group of 35 adults and students on an extended canoe trip. The incident occurred Aug. 2 and the individuals notified authorities Aug. 4 after exiting the backcountry, according to a news release. In 1960 Francis Cannon and her two friends flew into a lake a little north of Minto, Alaska. This is the third reported grizzly bear attack in Idaho this year, Idaho Statesman reports. August 15, 2015, Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park: Fisherman fires warning shots with .44 Magnum, Deters Grizzly Bear Attack. Grizzly bear at Glacier National Park. All cases we have been able to document, since 1936, where a pistol was fired in defense against a bear, are included in our database. .44 magnum 3 shots, .357 one shot to head, which stopped the charge. “By then my gun had jammed,” Greg says. The individual reloaded the gun with rubber buckshot and fired at the cubs to scare them off, fearing the mother would return if they stayed, the release says. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Rocket, that old redbone hound, charged up into the bear, sinking his teeth into the sow's side. During the attack and defense, Harrop had the hammer fall on an empty chamber two times. 9. Sources on the Internet often go dead after a few years. Too bad in this case the bear didn’t get a chance to take the dumb S.O.B. The Mark Uptain case was not included. Five were successful, against black bears. At that point the sow was 15 yards away. Four grizzly bears were killed, one grizzly ran off and was not recovered, one black bear was wounded and ran off, the other black bear was killed. 13. Four were driven of with warning shots. I realized that we were going to die if I didn't come to my senses, and I fell to the ground and located my shooter in the dirt. 20 April, 2009, Germany, Kassel, Brown Bear Spiegel.de, 9mm Sig is police issue, However, one of the bears attacked the cop and bit him twice on the left calf. Ain’t gonna’ be carryin’ no .22 in bear country! There were two cases where both .357 magnum and .44 magnum revolvers were used. He’s goooood. Battle said the sow attacked the man, who in turn fired at it three times with a .44 Magnum. I’m going to die, I’m going to die,’’’ said Morris, a pre-med major. “The bear stood up and growled, like something you would see in a movie,” an eyewitness later told investigators. We found one case involving a .380 pistol. Very informative article Dean. Alex rounded a turn in the trail he was on to see a grizzly bear only 25 feet away. 1. 21. In the meantime, Fletcher got a .22 pistol from the plane, walked to within a few feet of the animal, and killed it. I saw a buckle with a strap running through it. He continued to yell at the bear, and it eventually left with the cub. 15. 21 June 2015, Alaska: Details on Charging Kodiak stopped with a .44 Mag Revolver. The hunter, whose name is not being released, was hunting rabbits near the American River on Friday about 15 miles outside Kodiak when the sow charged him, said John Crye, a wildlife biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, on Monday. State trooper Kim Babcock helped Boyd finish off the bear with her shotgun. 3. He said, “She shook her head and kept coming. My name is Rod Black. There was the use of a .357 against an Alaskan grizzly by a geologist on 20 June, 2010. But the bear grabbed his calf, pulled him back and went for his groin. Only shot one small 6 ft black bear directly in the chest w the muzzle pushing it back when the gun went off. We have been able to add more details to some cases, such as the Timothy Treadwell case in October of 2003, and the polar bear defense with a .22 in the Svalbard archipelago in 1995. 17 September, 2007, Wyoming: Flying H Ranch, Bowhunters Attacked by 600 lb Grizzly, Stopped Charge with .44 Magnum. Ranger Ellis states that he turned and “saw an adult bear moving toward the group about 20 feet away”. While searching the wooded area for the animal that was struck, the officer came upon the black bear, startling the injured bear and forcing the officer to react in self defense. Fish and Game officials said the man was able to scare the bear off after he tried to shoot her several times with a .44 magnum revolver pistol at point-blank range. Her head swaying and teeth popping, I held my shot. 1. amzn_assoc_linkid = "6dda07226f1b23d7a6a947ec8d3300b1"; It started to move away, then began to return. Just after midnight on the 16th of July, 2002, a bear wandered into my camp and attacked me while I slept. In the fall of 1970, Al and his hunting partner Ron Trumblee had gone waterfowl hunting with their shotguns. The study includes incidents when handgun use was attempted, even if the handgun was not fired when a bear attacked a human. Sure, it’s just a movie, but the “temperament” portrayed of a grizzly sow protecting her cubs was well done. 27. CPW investigators say the man shot the bear because he feared the sow was trying to get inside his home at around 1 a.m. The killing occurred in the original Mount McKinley National Park portion of the Denali, which was expanded by two-thirds in 1980. But then Bobby woke up and saw him standing over me and grabbed his Judge revolver. One dangerous dude for real. Alaska did not witness a fatal bear attack in 2019. Not wanting to hit Rory, hoping to get the bear to release his son, he shot the bear in the hip. Knute, Those are nice. Both were successful. The 240 grain slug went through the bears neck. 8. His friend from Chicago bolted back down the trail. 3. The bear charged the man, knocking him to the ground and scratching his face. She collapsed in the river about 5 feet – two steps – away from them. On just such a road, less than 500 yards from his house, Brush stopped when he heard a twig snap behind him. The bear was killed. All were successful. “There were not scared of me one bit,” he said. According to Mike Porras with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the bear came into the family’s campground while they were present and went after some food that was out. The bear struck one of the men, who initially fell face-down. As his head sagged to the ground, I shot him three more times in quick succession, out of fear and anger. Steven Vouch reached for his gun when he realized he was being attacked, but it wasn't there. I interviewed Alex Burton. Addition July, 1992, near the town of Central, Alaska, Grizzly, .357 revolver. Later in the afternoon, RCMP searched the area with family members and found Robinson's body. During more warning shots, the guide's .30-06 rifle misfired, and one member fired at the bear, with his .357. He and his son were in the home. I skip a lot of gunner news now a days as it is way to much left and right stuff of which I have dealt with in 50 years of voting and 58 years of shooting. 2. After about 10 seconds the bear dies and Willy Fulton then reportedly says “I want to look that bear in the eyes” and states that he is sure that this was the bear that chased him back to his plane earlier. Upon examination, the bear was old and in poor condition. She acted as if she did not notice him. Alaska: Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula, From More Alaskan Bear Tales page 271, Maurice Goff and Jack, detailed account without date. Successful bear defenses with a handgun are probably under-reported, much like successful firearm defenses against criminals. Last I heard Phil Koontz was working on a power plant for them burning trash wood. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday morning in Montana’s Centennial Valley. ... Yellowstone reports first bear attack of 2020. 17. .40 caliber and 12 gauge shotguns. Including the combined arms handgun cases, there were 39 defenses against black bears, 52 defenses against grizzly bears, and 2 defenses against polar bears. They kept a watch at night, and repeatedly drove off the bear with warning shots. He shouted and waved his arms and drew the pistol. 16 July, 2002, Seneca Lake, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona, .44-40 Ruger Vaquero, black bear. Six of those were killed, one ran off and was not recovered, one fled after a shot was fired. Bears that associate humans with food to this degree are inherently dangerous, as recognized by all authorities forced to deal with problem bears. “One round was fired, terminating the bear,” Lewis said. He headed back, but instead of finding a lion, he was confronted by an angry bear. This time, he said, one bear jumped off the side of the trail, and a few moments later the others seemed to take that as their sign to leave. Then, as the sow came at him again, he fired 10 more shots from his Ruger .22 pistol. Completely buried, ear ripped off, stomach and genitals ripped open. The next morning, it was foggy and Scott went out fishing, leaving his Colt Python Stainless steel revolver in the holster, loaded, in the cabin. We have found thirteen cases where the handguns used to defend against bears were not identified. A 37-year-old woman from Missouri suffered a minor injury from a female grizzly bear while hiking June 22 on the Fairy Falls Trail near Old Faithful. "; There were four uses of .40 caliber handguns, all against black bears, all successful, all of the bears were killed. 1971, Idaho: From Guides tales of Adventure,.22 rimfire page 62 black bear. Safe with Bears, page 324. GREAT FALLS — Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials euthanized a female grizzly bear following an attack on a hiker. Addition September 16, 2019, Gravelly Mountains, Montana, Grizzly Bear 9mm pistols. September 22, 2020 12:49 pm An Idaho hunter who was attacked by a grizzly bear Friday might have saved his own life – with help from his companion – … July-August 2000, Dawson City, Yukon, Geologist with Authority to Carry, Black Bear, .44 Magnum. When those efforts didn't work, he felt he needed to protect his home and his family at that point,” CPW Wildlife Officer Steve Cooley explained. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; That's when he said he grabbed his pistol. A month later, in another tent erected a short distance away. He shot her in the head again. The Walker Police department said the pistol at that time was most likely a .40 caliber, but might have been a 9 mm. The bear bit the boy’s head, then went after the child’s mother after she tried to fend off the attack with rocks and sticks, Hicks said. Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. 200 grn HSN Bear loads 200 grains round nose flat point, hard cast, 1041 fps. Nizina Valley east of McCarthy in Alaska. 4. They told CPW they didn't realize the bear died until June 28 when they came home to find a news reporter in their driveway who was investigating the shooting. 3. The adult bear stood on its hind legs, at which point the fisherman fired one shot into the ground to the side of the bear. One of them used bear pepper spray and halted a charge within nine feet, but the grizzly turned and charged a second time. I believe I fired four or five shots. Addition 29 July, 1994, Moose International Airport Camp, 70 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, Grizzly, .44 Magnum page 127, Ellie Florance, Some Bears Kill, Larry Kanuit. Our research looks at all cases that can be reasonably verified in print or video, or by interview. The gov… Read more », Ah, now the hold fast tools make sense. One. She was able to access a .44 mag, but was unwilling to fire. To summarize, we have found 93 verified cases where handguns were used to defend against bear attacks. After a black bear attacked and killed Harvey Robinson, 68, his family and RCMP officers were searching for Robinson. After what seemed like an eternity, but was perhaps less than a minute, my brother could see the dark form of the bear moving and began to scream. The next morning, the approximately 800 lb bear was found dead, about 1/2 mile away. Joe had scope covers on the rifle and fired from the hip. 2009 Nevada City Nevada, .44 magnum, black bear, Reported by Nevada Bear Biologist Carl Lackey. One was a failure, one a success. The black bear fell approximately fell seven feet in front of me.”. “I fortunately was able to pull my duty pistol, fired one shot, killing the animal instantly. Response by Park rangers. All were successful. Then his ears were ringing. For decades I was a behind the scenes volunteer at a 1700s reenactment National Park that was self-funded unlike any other national park. Austin Pfeiffer (left) Facebook. Dr. Jim LaCour, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) veterinarian, determined the bear had moderate to severe internal injuries from the vehicle accident, but could not determine if the bear would have survived those injuries. BACHELOR GULCH – The Aug. 31 shooting of a bear in Bachelor Gulch still echoes among residents in the upscale enclave.The Colorado Division of Wildlife continues to investigate the incident, in which homeowner John Tietbohl shot and wounded a bear outside his Daybreak Ridge home. September 2010, Wyoming: Elk Hunters at Bruin Creek, Thorofare Country .44 magnums, .45-70 rifle. Response by Park rangers. Her jaws were 2 inches from my nose when the gun went boom. Lackey said one resident reported shooting the bear right between the eyes with a .44 Magnum after the hungry giant lifted a sliding-glass door off the tracks and started toward him. 1. If you have information about an incident outside of those shown, with locations and dates, please send it to us. 12. It finally rolled away. The bear altered its course, and Maurice scrambled for a tree. The .44 magnum boomed in the night and the boar fell straight down, his head three feet away from where I stood. 500 lb Black Bear. Last month I was fishing with my brother at Seneca Lake Arizona, on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. click here to be brought directly to the Instagram post. RCMP Sergeant Steve Colwell tells us it happened just after 3:30 P.M. Selkirk RCMP went to the scene and an officer found the man. ANCHORAGE — A rabbit hunter fired his pistol at a charging grizzly bear on Kodiak Island, badly wounding the old sow, which was later killed, as were her three cubs. May 18, 2018, Wyoming: Cora, 460 Smith & Wesson magnum Grizzly. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In January, 2018, I published some original research on the efficacy of handguns in stopping bear attacks. Mine are cruder, but work better than the store bought things. The bear that had gone up the tree climbed down. His guide told officers he found the hunter clinging to the tree nearly 50 feet from the ground. Nuisance bears are captured, tagged and released using aversive conditioning in an effort to dissuade them from returning to residential areas. Knowlton said the bear started back up the stairs toward his son. Wildlife rangers tracked the bear down and killed it late Friday. Black bear predatory attacks often give potential victims good opportunities to use a handgun effectively. And again took off another 5 yards off in another direction. Here are two examples of cases that sound authentic, but were not able to be documented. She “slumped” again, then came slowly past him at about 15 feet. He used to have some wood ones with the leaf detail as well. PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Again Thank You for what I say is The Best Handgun Report I have ever seen. Two were wounded and not recovered. WEST SPRINGFIELD – A Sikes Avenue man shot and killed a black bear with single pistol-shot to the head Friday night after it started to go after his small dog, police said. A bio of Walt Earl is included at the end of the book. When it got within 10 feet of one of the men the entire party opened fire, letting loose nine rounds from two .44 magnum revolvers and the .45-70 rifle. In the original article, there were 37 instances of bear attacks where people attempted to defend themselves or others from a bear or bears, with a handgun. Deputy Mattix is the one who shot the bear while it was biting his leg. There were five successful defenses with .22 rimfire. Black bear attacks are highly uncommon. There were three uses of a .454 Casull revolver. I expect the percentage to rise. 6 Oct. 2017, Wyoming: .45 Super Stops Grizzly Bear Charge. Both were successful. Some cases are still in progress and will be included in the next update. All were killed with multiple hits from the .45 caliber pistols. I GUARANTEE you the trigger pull & recoil will be the LAST thing on your mind in an actual Griz attack! Using a pistol to defend against bear attacks is a viable option. They both went flying from the log, claws flying and teeth snapping in midair. 7. The bear dropped him, then grabbed him by the head, shook him, and dropped him again. Reports indicate that another camper at a nearby campsite shot at the bear several times with a handgun at close range after the attack. The killing Friday is believed to be the first instance of a hiker killing a grizzly in the park's wilderness. “She ended up turning around and for a split second we thought she would leave – but then she turned back and came at us full charge.”. 26. 7. It WILL penetrate a bear’s skull. There was one failure and two successful defenses with a .38 revolver. It’s unclear how many shots were fired or whether any of them hit the bear. 2. Denali Nat Park, 1911 mag dump into a brown bear I believe. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; The bear came back and paused at 20 feet away. 6 September, 2015, New Mexico: Failure, .38 revolver Ocate, black bear. I asked my brother to try to make it to the pickup and turn on the lights. My stuff works, but pretty it ain’t. There is a considerable incentive not to report such incidents. You need not rely on my judgment or that of my colleagues. There was one successful defense with a 9.3X18 Makarov handgun. 14-year-old Clint Reynolds shoots the bear seven times with a .357 revolver. “That was cutting it thin” stated Ellis. He said he fired multiple shots with a pistol at the bear until it left and was able to meet up with other members of his hunting party. September 25, 2020. Three. 22. The hunter reportedly was carrying bear spray, but apparently couldn’t access it when the attack occurred. ... 7 August, 2016, Alaska: Successful Grizzly Bear Attack … Remembrance ⚠️ #savealifecarryahandgun • • On April 15th, 2016 I was hunting brown bears with my Dad. A .22 pistol is perfectly fine to carry in the woods. About 1 am on the fourth day, the bear ignored warning shots and came within 15 yards of the group. It worked. He kills the bear with his Glock 20 10mm during an extended fight. The black bear ran off. It was at the end of the day and was getting dark. amzn_assoc_title = "More Reading"; WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — A grizzly bear attacked a woman visiting Yellowstone National Park on Monday morning. If you have additional details about cases in this article, please contact us. He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that saved his life. Addition 7 November 2019, Gatlinburg Tennessee, .45 ACP, Gregg Sapp, black bear at Motel 6. OK, give us a few examples. I had a Ruger Vaquero by my cot, but in the chaos and confusion I could locate neither the revolver nor my glasses, and could see or hear nothing. 4. The moral of the story is, drum roll please……….Firearms are like the American express card, DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. Here’s a link. A mother grizzly bear with cubs has attacked a 69-year-old man in the mountains of southwestern Montana. Vouch is on the left in the Cowboy hat. As of March 2020, we have found 20 more handgun cases, for a total of 93 cases, with three failures, for a success rate of 97%. I interviewed Bridger. He took photographs and started shooting video of the animals when the mother bear got angry and charged. By … Ranger Ellis fires 11 times while rangers Gilliland and Dalrymple each fire 5 times, dropping the bear 12 feet away. Officers found the cubs in a tree near where their mother’s body was found. Stinnett, a county fire and rescue chief, said he approached and was about 25 feet away when the bear charged him on all fours. FWP wardens and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement notified other hunters and campers in the area and began searching for the bear. One man was killed, the other injured. He said they reported the grizzly charged them and they shot the bear with handguns. The bear ran into the dense woods. The incident was reported to the authorities. The survivors retreated to the ship. 4. 29 July, 2016, Alaska: Kim Woodman Kills Charging Grizzly with 10 mm. 19 July, 2009, Wyoming: Clark, .41 Magnum, Grizzly. You'll never feel the recoil nor hear the report. Four black bears were killed. Very likely a .410/.45 Colt revolver because, this from coloradocommunitymedia.com: The resident got a handgun from a nearby room and fired at the bear, which ran off. A woman from Missouri was injured after an encounter with a female grizzly bear while hiking in Yellowstone National Park. When Reed distracted the bear from its attack on me, I had time to concentrate on the holster. My hope was that the shot would sting the bear and help scare him away along with the flame and loud report. Eight were against black bears, one was mortally wounded but finished off with shotgun slugs, five were killed, another ran off, superficially wounded, the eighth ran from a warning shot. WARNING: THE IMAGES AND VIDEOS BELOW ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. The bear went for his exposed right arm, gnawing and clawing it and chipping the bone off the tip of his elbow. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; There were eleven cases where combined arms were used to defend against bears. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Four. Three failures out of 93 handgun cases where handguns (not handguns and long guns) were used to defend against bears translate to a 97% success rate for the use of handguns against bears. Likely same event, 24 September, 2019, GYE bear mortality database, attack on Archery hunter close range at Coal Creek BDNF-MT. Alex admonished the bear not to disturb his sleep. There have been several in the bears' wilderness habitats involving hikers, hunters, and campers. Two were killed without assistance, one while biting the victim's leg. They moved but didn't answer the challenge. The different selection criteria (handgun fired v. handgun attempted to be used) can explain some of the differences in the Efficacy paper results and our ongoing research. Tom Sommers attempted to use bear spray but was unable to make it work. As the pistol fired, Byrum tripped over a tree stump behind him. Addition September 16, 2019, Gravelly Mountains, Montana, Grizzly Bear 9mm pistols, Go fund me for Donivan Campbell by Chris Gregersen, Bear Attacks of the Century: True Stories of Courage and Survival P. 23-24, 26 July, 2014, Montana: Glacier National Park: Bear first sprayed, then shot with a .357, grizzly bear. I can tell you it is very intimidating when you see bears close up without having the protection of a vehicle. 14. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; The sow was found there, dead from two .22 rounds that had reached her vitals. Knute, I know how you feel. It was successful. In Greg's heightened state of awareness, he could hear the first three bullets hit. 1. When it fought back and became aggressive, he knew he had to take action, “it was self defense.”Since the incident he's gotten angry emails. With Byrum on his back, the bear fell in front of his hunting boots. The speed at which she could move was frightening. 1. The proper agencies investigated and found him to have defended himself against this 400 lbs sow grizzly with 2 cubs. As he fell, he bit at the ground and ended up with a mouthful of sod. In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Dave had closed to within six feet of Rory and the bear. Noah thought it was some sort of big animal. 27 May, 2019, Alaska, Turnagain Arm Trail, Pistol, caliber unknown, Black Bear, “Just coming straight at them with its head down, not phased by yelling, waving arms, or even the dogs barking at it. His revolver and a light were laid nearby, easily available. The Todd Orr case was not included. One defense with a .22 rimfire against a polar bear was unsuccessful. “She grabs me and throws me down on the ground. Within seconds, the 275-pound animal had crushed the Wyoming man's jaw when it bit him in the face, fractured his rib and punctured his lung and left deep bite wounds in his calf and scratches across his back. The group’s canister of bear spray was in a backpack by their horses. 1978-79, summer, Cootenays Mountains, British Columbia, Grizzly Bear, .44 magnum, Alex Burton. The bear attacked him and he was unable to fire his pistol. One to the head, one to the chest “Perfect.” At this point, and it being so fast it’s hard to comprehend what had just happened. The second time the officer responded, the bear came down out of the tree and advanced on Seager again, according to Lewis. 5. But then the bear turned, looked up at Brenner and lunged, said Lewis, who interviewed the three men Saturday. The effect also distorts distance, and can cause tunnel vision, focused on the threat. Two juveniles with one of the sows ran off; one two-year-old juvenile with the other of the sows was wounded and later euthanized. While the second source says “revolver” the RCMP had been issued 9 mm handguns for 50 years at the time of this bear attack. Then at about 2:45 p.m., a collared boar grizzly identified as bear No. June or July, 1991, Ontario, Canada, Garden Lake, black bear, .357 magnum (Colt Python) Mentioned in Comments on Ammoland. email from Sgt Lance Plough/964 Morrow County Sheriff's Office. Another grizzly was shot while charging. (numerous mentions in Medred's columns). An LA times article has a quote saying the shooting was “unprovoked”. Addition 4 August, 2019, Montana, Cabinet Mountains .357 and .44 magnum pistols, Grizzly. But from what we could tell all meat looked salvageable. Brett Kramer drove away the 340-pound male bear by shooting it twice with a .44 Magnum pistol. Tietbohl, who had been carrying a 9-millimeter pistol as a sidearm to protect himself from the bear, shot and hit the animal, which left a trail of blood as it ran off.Earlier in the day, Bachelor Gulch security officers had repeatedly sprayed pepper spray at the bear near Tietbohl’s house, but the animal stayed around. . But two people died after being attacked by grizzly bears in 2018, and two died after being attacked by black bears in 2017. “They didn't make a sound,” he said. He begged Jack to do likewise, but Jack refused to do so until he got his hands on the scattergun. Wild footage shows the moment a grizzly bear and a young bison fight to the death next to a parking lot at Yellowstone National Park. But Brenner loaded the pistol with full-metal-jacket bullets that penetrated to the bear's vital organs, he said. In conclusion, lacking anything further from you that makes some form of logical sense, you should be ignored as just another online troll, sans brain. The hunter shot both with a pistol. The bear would not disengage. Macintyre said the man then fired a shot from a .45-caliber pistol, and the animal ran away. The bear left with food, Macintyre said. I yelled and started reaching for my pistol, but the bear had shoved it out of reach while rummaging around. The bear then snarled and hissed before charging Hughes, who shot it with a handgun. July 27, 2020. in Grizzly Bear Attacks / News. It growled and emitted a bark, Grrrr..ru..ruff! 4. Also, never travel without a buddy. His EDC is a Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster. Only two of the shots connected, a necropsy would later determine. The sow kept coming. We have found three cases where .454 Casull revolver was used to defend against a bear. May 22, 2016 Oregon, Shane Thomas, 30-06 Rifle, and semi-automatic pistol. Mark Uptain's Glock 10mm was never fired because Cory Chubon did not know how to operate it. I swear as seldom as uses… Read more ». Markham said the man was picnicking with others when a black bear approached. The sow came after him. The attack was finished. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; The second attack happened about 6:30 p.m. as two archery hunters from Washington were walking north toward Cottonwood Creek. I and colleagues have searched for instances where handguns were used to defend against bears. 5. If you are having trouble scrolling through the media above, click here to be brought directly to the Instagram post. In the last week in July, 2016, Phil Shoemaker had use a 9mm pistol to kill a grizzly that was threatening his clients and himself. In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available. https://www.etsy.com/listing/758723459/simple-workbench-holdfast-34-or-1-hole?ref=shop_home_active_3&frs=1&crt=1. The bear came running at the officer. The attack occurred in Pend Oreille County, Washington State, near Petit lake. If you know of such a case, or one that can be supported with witnesses and/or pictures, but was not published, please submit it. Two bow hunters were returning from their bow hunt. We have found twenty-eight (updated 8 March 2020) cases where .44 magnum revolvers were used to defend against bears. I had no expectation that the pistol would kill the bear. Mr. Lorenz lifted the gun and set it off, just four feet above her head. When she was about ten feet away, Ron drew and fired his pistol from the hip and the bear fell dead four feet in front of me.” Alaska Magazine, September 1971. When the first shot didn't faze it, I fired the second time, and it turned into the ditch, and I shot three more times, and it went down,” said Boyd. The driver was not able to identify the animal before it moved into a wooded area near the accident site. Roy came into town and purchased a Glock 20 10mm auto now. 24 September, 2018, Montana: Bow hunter used handgun to stop grizzly bear attack .44 Magnums. The bears were always roaming through our trash dumpsters, and could really lay a life-changing fear… Read more ». That is when his friend shot the bear with a .45. The archer sustained injuries to his hand and wrist, but hiked out under his own power and was transported by ambulance to Madison County Hospital in Rexburg. The bear dropped Rory and spun toward him. Mike shot it in the chest, causing it to run off. amzn_assoc_asins = "B004NKSPR8,B001DQ76JI,B07FQWVM2S,B082LMYKJG,B01N5TIY3J,B07KFPM619,B002E6VAHK,B07KX7SQ7H,B07QPPS22N,B06XSNLWSR,B07KX77BX7,B000J4U5AW,B000EP5UUQ,B0007VO7H4,B004NKSPXC,B0016WVQJU,B01HC2FXAK,B07GVSHG61,B07XW7VNRR"; Here are the cases, sorted by caliber and date. 31 August, 2015, Idaho: Bear Attacked Bow Hunter, Could not Reach Bear Spray, Drove off Bear with .44 Magnum pistol shots grizzly. The bear hit the railing of the walkway two feet from him, turned left, and went down the walkway away from Greg, who had the empty Kimber in his hand. Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard victims. One bear stopped, the other continued charging. At first light this morning I pulled over noting a Bull Elk with a few cows in the upper right of the meadow depicted in the opening photograph. To my surprise, the buckle was actually a snap and the strap peeled away. The grizzly bear was killed. “She ran through that without even flinching,” he said. The bear was knocked down, then jumped up and climbed a large aspen tree, where it died. The bear, a three year old female, broke into Elconora's tent. After the shooting, the man called 911 and reported the incident. What would have happened had Vic not had a pistol? The dog alerted on something. @Knute, Knocked that forensic troll into next Wednesday. He clawed my head open, severing a small artery, and bit me on the back before throwing me off my cot onto the ground. By the time the pistol was emptied and a knife drawn, one man was dead and another badly injured. One bear viewed him as prey, and would not leave. The injured policeman shot the 180-kilogram (397-pound) bear five or six times with his service pistol. It started with this observation: On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks official says a mother grizzly bear attacked a boater who inadvertently came between the parent and her cub. Like anything hand forged, they cost, but they’re still around. All of the methods can be carried for easy access. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; While he was doing this, the Cook came running back from the dump, with the bear chasing him. They were on a fishing trip. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/grizzly-bear-surprise-attack-father-son-montana “One of the bears charged the deputy and the deputy shot it. When a grizzly bear charged Michael Weiman's wife, Marianne, and their dog, Mojabe, Michael heard the screams and rushed to her aid with a .44 magnum. Please use discretion. There was no huffing, no snapping of jaws, no bluff charges. June 20, 2010, Alaska: Geologist Pistol Defense failure Grizzly Bear, .357 Magnum. December, 2010, Alaska: Video of the event posted.
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