Home - by BigFurHat - January 2, 2013 - 19:45 America/New_York - 33 Comments
January 2nd, 2013
Why was he so close? Especially when it’s a Sow and her cub.
While I’m glad he had something to defend himself, and used it to scare her away. I think this guy is a jerk for putting himself in that situation in the first place.
Cate, Ditto. Most people I know that hunt up there or even in Montana, Wyoming, or Idaho spend a lot of energy making sure you don’t get in that position.
If you watch the video. He wasn’t that close. Seems like a depth of field illusion.
@Cate — absolutely!!!
If he didn’t have a gun to fire a “scare shot”, he would be on the list for a Darwin Award.
Besides, He shot into the air. No harm. No foul.
At least one person learned the right lesson from Timothy Treadwell.
eternal cracker p
Nah, he wouldn’t be dead without a gun. He would casually pick up his cellular phone that is certain to work in the middle of no where, dial 911, and wait for dispatch.
Whether this guy is an idiot or not is hardly the point. The fact is, we do save ourselves from animal attack with guns.
But our government will have that illegal before long.
We limit the argument as to why we have guns, we shouldn’t do that.
Who among you would take your family camping, or on an excursion deep into the wilderness, without a gun?
Great video. But sometimes a gun will just cause a grizzly to become even more pissed off about somebody trespassing in its personal grocery store. It is best to have a large can of bear spray handy in case a warning shot doesn’t do the trick.
Fuck the government if they ever take this right away from us. Civil war will be certain.
I wear a pistol on my left and keep the bear spray on the right. I’m right handed.
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Bears are about as dangerous and scary as it gets.
Anybody going into their territory should assume they have a huge target on their back and plan accordingly.
I’m actually surprised more photographers don’t end up as bear shit. As a photographer myself, I know the temptation to get that ‘money shot’ is great, but it won’t matter if you’re dead.
“Who among you would take your family camping, or on an excursion deep into the wilderness, without a gun?”
And where is there more risk, the woods, or the streets of Chicago?
“And where is there more risk, the woods, or the streets of Chicago?”
Both place a distant second, to the hallowed halls of the Government.
Stirrin the B.S.
I don’t remember where I saw it, but I saw a video where three guys were floating down a river in a rubber raft. They were filming the scenery when they came upon two bear cubs. And then the mother bear appeared, and charged the raft.
The guide did the same thing as this videographer did – fired a shot into the air and the mama bear turned and ran away. But damn, how fuckin scary would that be? And even more so if he didn’t have a gun.
BFH. I agree in part with you. But you don’t need a big ass gun to protect yourself. Take this guy Piers, who I listened to one night years ago, bragging in a bar in the Village, that a little .22 cal pistol saved his life.
Piers and his galpal Heidi went hiking in the Catskills up by Hunter Mountain. They came upon a black bear with two cubs.
The black bear charged. Piers drew his .22 cal pistol and shot Heidi in the leg just above the knee. She fell. Piers ran for help. The bear and her cubs stopped by Heidi for lunch.
Piers returned with the Park Rangers but all that was left of Heidi was her backpac, jeans, blouse, and toe and finger nails.
Sad story. Piers sounded like such a likable guy.
@Moe Tom — Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!
@Moe Tom, that was one of you best!! I’m still LMAO!
@StBS – “I don’t remember where I saw it, but I saw a video where three guys were floating down a river”
I saw the same video somewhere. Maybe it was this one:
On another day, fishermen save a grizzly cub from drowning. You have to read the text for the conclusion to the story.
@StBS , This is the most brutal Grizzly Bear attack I’ve ever seen.
Ironically, more people have been killed by black bears than grizzly bears. A grizz will ruin your day and maul you, a black will kill you. Game over.
BTW, Black Bear stew is delicious
Bad Brad. Funny
The first rule for dealing with bear charges is also the first rule for dealing with gun-grabbers.
1) Whatever you do don’t run, don’t act like food.
You are 12 times more likely to die of a bee sting than a bear attack (120 times more likely compared to a black bear)
You are 10 times more likely to die from a dog attack than a bear attack (45 times more likely compared to a black bear attack)
1 person out of 16,000 commits murder but only 1 grizzly bear out of 50,000 ever kills someone and only 1 black bear out of one million does. So people are much more dangerous than bears! Fear people and respect bears.
There are about 750,000 black bears in North America and on average there is less than one black bear killing per year.
For each person killed by a black bear attack there are 13 people killed by snakes, 17 by spiders, 45 by dogs, 120 by bees, 150 by tornadoes, 374 by lightning, and 60,000 by humans.
Keep one in the chamber, it’s a dangerous world.
Unruly Refugee, True, but non of that other stuff shit ya out. That’s gotta count for something.
Bad Brad, lol.
The cougars scare me more than the bears. My dogs will chase off a bear, but I’ve had cougars stalk my dog. Have some great pictures of a cougar that stalked us up on the Yaak river a couple years ago.
If Timothy Treadwell and his girlfriend had a gun instead of just loud vocals chords and a frying pan he might still be respirating today like this gun toting american.
Unruly Refugee, yeah they are some scarey stealthy critters.
Saw a video once of one pouncing on a wolf that attacked it, the fight was over in seconds with a lethal deathgrip clamp bite to the wolfs neck and spine.
Unruly Refugee, Either one has to much sharp shit. I’ll go with the cougar cause I out weigh them .
Nutjob, Tredwell got what he deserved. I watched that documentary of him feeding himself to the hungry grizzlies. Even the bears looked at him like he was retarded.
And those cougars seem to hate bicyclists too for some unknown reason. I hate all cats.
Bad Brad, I’d go with the cougar too. But when it comes to the chances of being attacked by either, the cougar is the more likely. One bullet would probably take out most cougars. It is just such a creepy feeling to be stalked by a predator.
Here it is:
Then theres the cougar attacking the bear.
The wolverine and wolf one is pretty bizarre also.
January 3rd, 2013
Geezuz, did you see how the bear was using the brush to mask her approach Dammit, the wildlife is getting smarter.
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