GUN Man w/ Knife 1 - Bear 0

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Knife saves hunter from angry bear
    Man wounds animal, escapes with cuts and broken limb
    Elise Stolte, The Edmonton Journal
    Published: 2:35 am

    EDMONTON - A man armed with a machete-style hunting knife suffered serious injuries to his arms and a leg as he fought off an angry bear near Grande Prairie on Wednesday evening.

    The man was checking an area for the upcoming deer hunt when he walked between the mother bear and her three cubs.

    The encounter happened near a creek in a farm field near the agricultural hamlet of Grovedale, 20 kilometres south of Grande Prairie.
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    A man working outside heard cries for help and called the fire department around 9:30 p.m.

    Grande Prairie RCMP Const. Leanne Beattie said the man stabbed the bear three times with the large hunting knife before it took off.

    The man had bite marks and scratches and appeared to have at least one broken limb. "That's good condition, considering," Beattie said.

    "He ended up unintentionally cutting between the mom and the cubs, and as a result, mom got a little upset and went after him."

    Smith described the man as in his 30s, about six feet tall with an average build. He was a stranger to the area.

    After the attack, the man walked almost a kilometre back to the road. Despite his injuries, "he seemed all right," said Grovedale volunteer fire Capt. Troy Smith.

    By the time the man was put into an ambulance, it was too dark to search the bush for the bear, Beattie said. Several Fish and Wildlife officers returned to the field Thursday in search of the wounded animal.

    Officials aren't certain if it was a black bear that attacked the man. Black bears are more common than other species in the area, Beattie said.
     
  2. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    What happened to the cubs :(
     
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    It never said the bear died... it just left. :dunno:
     
  5. kellyclan

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    Probably to hang its head and die, shamed and alone, at having been fucked up by one of those uppity bipeds that has to use tools to defend itself and get food.
     
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    At least it's "tool" wasn't a .357 mag revolver, which is what I would have used.
     
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    bear would have just laughed at you, and then asked its cubs if one of them had some spices
     
  8. TL1000RSquid

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    .357 should put down a black bear just fine. If I'm going into bear country my G29 is coming with me.
     
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    is this because a black bear is smaller? would a .357 put down any bear?
     
  11. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Black is the smallest, Grizzly or polar bear I'd want something bigger but it could probably do the job.
     
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    I've seen black bears run around for a while after being shot with rifle rounds, you'd need some good hits to take one out with a .357. And it would only piss off a brown bear.
     
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    Your in alaska they got alot bigger then they do here on the east coast, someone killed one in Jersey I think it was a few months ago with a 9mm.
     
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    Well if this is the same story the bears dead
    Fri, August 17, 2007
    Man kills grizzly with knife
    UPDATED: 2007-08-17 01:12:57 MST


    By CP

    GRANDE PRAIRIE -- A man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a female grizzly.

    The victim, a man in his 30s, was preparing for bow-hunting season south of Grande Prairie Wednesday night when he encountered the bear.

    He managed to kill the bear with a knife, but suffered serious arm and elbow injuries.

    The area has been closed off to the public while wildlife officers search for the bear's cubs.
     

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