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#285941 - 09/06/17 05:49 PM Montana Grizzly attack
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“I could hear bones crunching, just like you read about,”

“I’ve been a hunter my whole life,” said Sommer, 57. “I have no grievance against the bear. He was just doing what bears do. But I would have shot him just the same.”

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#285947 - 09/07/17 02:53 AM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: clearwater]
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He got "lucky" it would seem!
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#286197 - 09/13/17 07:54 PM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: clearwater]
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"The attack on Sommers is reminiscent of the attack on Todd Orr that happened in the same area less than a year ago. In that bear spray failure, the bear also charged through a cloud of spray. Todd Orr also relied on bear spray instead of his pistol, and was unable to use the pistol while the bear was mauling him. Orr was alone when attacked.

Both Orr and Sommers yelled at the bear to “let them know they were there”. It was the wrong decision in both of their cases. Both bears attacked when they were yelled at. Both men sustained severe injuries to their head that required dozens of stitches. Both were fortunate to survive."

https://www.ammoland.com/2017/09/another-bear-spray-failure-bow-hunter-mauled/#axzz4saeHRgG7

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#286208 - 09/14/17 04:24 AM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: clearwater]
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So next time ...

NEVER yell at The Bear.


Maybe sing to The Bear.
Or recite Elizabethan poetry?
Or chat about the weekly NCAA football rankings?


Edited by Pete (09/14/17 04:32 AM)

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#286227 - 09/14/17 03:57 PM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: Pete]
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Originally Posted By: Pete
So next time ...

NEVER yell at The Bear.

Maybe it depends on what the bear is doing before you yell. The bear might read it as an aggresive attempt to steal the dinner.
Bells might be much better. For a bow hunter the may even help to avoid the hassle with those game critters wink.

Originally Posted By: Pete

Maybe sing to The Bear.
Or recite Elizabethan poetry?
Or chat about the weekly NCAA football rankings?

If you are going to use poetry, use the poetry of Paula Nancy Millstone Jennings of Sussex.
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#286250 - 09/15/17 06:36 PM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: clearwater]
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Spray is still safer and more effective than a pistol.
But nothing like 100% effective

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#286254 - 09/16/17 02:00 AM Re: Montana Grizzly attack [Re: clearwater]
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I don't venture often into big bear territory but when I have my preference is bear spray plus a Mossberg 500 loaded with Brenneke K.O. or Black Magic slugs.
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