The defender fired a shot in an attempt to scare the bear away, but that did not work. One was a failure against a grizzly bear. 1. “He shot at it five times before it finally stopped and then once it was on the ground, it was still moving. We have found three cases where .454 Casull revolver was used to defend against a bear. 23 September, 2008 .40 caliber Black bear bit deputy in Morrow County Ohio, near Gilead. Addition: September 24, 2019 Coal Creek Drainage, Montana, Grizzly bear, unknown caliber pistol. One dangerous dude for real. The bear drove the humans from their food and possessions. A grizzly bear mauled and killed a hunter in a first-of-its-kind attack at a national park in Alaska By Leah Asmelash, CNN Updated 7:27 PM ET, Wed September 23, 2020 In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available. 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. The bear ran off, then came back. Nineteen were against grizzly bears. The process was repeated, with first one man being attacked and then the other. A few of the rounds glanced off the head. One grizzly was killed with six shots fired, another with seven shots fired. “They just started walking right at me. He just didn’t know it,” Wyckoff said. He had disrobed and was in his sleeping bag next to the tent wall. He dived forward with the rifle in hand and suffered only a claw wound to the back. I had no idea you were keeping up with Galena, of all places, and makes me wonder what your attachment to… Read more », StWayne, Non-military. The grizzly bear was killed. But then Bobby woke up and saw him standing over me and grabbed his Judge revolver. I have loaded special ammo and now carry more firepower after those encounters. The two men who were hunting said the sow had charged them, said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. All eleven cases were successful. 19 July, 2009, Wyoming: Clark, .41 Magnum, Grizzly. I thought I was going to be dinner.”. Many have suggested that he should have continued firing, but it is hard to argue with success. Then his ears were ringing. Then he saw the bears, a grizzly sow and cubs, uphill. His next round was meant for the bear's shoulder. Successful bear defenses with a handgun are probably under-reported, much like successful firearm defenses against criminals. Jammie was turned the other way, and did not immediately see the grizzly - but immediately heard the bear… Addition 1960 .22 black bear, Lake north of Minto, Alaska. 21 June 2015, Alaska: Details on Charging Kodiak stopped with a .44 Mag Revolver. We are continually working to increase the data set of handgun defenses against bears. 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. He shouted and waved his arms and drew the pistol. Four. It kept coming back and getting closer. It is not a fault of the method if the user did not have the item available for use, or if the attack was too quick to allow use. Six of those were killed, one ran off and was not recovered, one fled after a shot was fired. after the sun came up, the group found the bear, dead, with two .357 slugs in it. The bear leaves the trailer via a window. Black bear predatory attacks often give potential victims good opportunities to use a handgun effectively. “I walked right up to his head, and he didn’t even look at me,” said Norton, 26. Then all three started advancing on Leslie again. email from Sgt Lance Plough/964 Morrow County Sheriff's Office. Finally, Maurice found the pistol, pulled it from its holster and emptied the gun into the charging hulk. The animal ran off and was found dead the next day behind the town offices. The survivors retreated to the ship. The bear struck one of the men, who initially fell face-down. It’s unclear how many shots were fired or whether any of them hit the bear. Bear spray was utilized but only extended 10 feet into a light headwind and did not reach the bear. The aggressive bear was finally shot with the 9 mm pistol at close range. If anything, these rounds just angered her more. He thrashed about while I fired again and again – and cursed him while I did – until I was hammering on empty cartridges. She climbed up and walked straight down the trunk toward me and my pea shooter. 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. Two of the times, the bear backed down the tree. Bear attacks on humans are rare, but Montana is bear country with populations of grizzly and black bears that frequent higher and lower elevations. These images are truly horrific. 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. He and his wife had to hike to get away from the bear … October 6, 2007, Montana: From bozemandailychronicle.com: (Tom Miner Basin), .44 Magnum grizzly. He thought he had crowded the grizzly bear by following too closely, and wished he had waited a more extended period. The bear was knocked down, then ran off. Brent had several encounters with bears at the remote location. One was successful against a grizzly. Nuisance bears are captured, tagged and released using aversive conditioning in an effort to dissuade them from returning to residential areas. He emptied the rifle as the bear was running down the trail toward his partner, who encountered the bear running full at him. The shot was enough to startle the bear and make her turn in the opposite direction. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has determined the shooting was justified and no charges or citations will be brought against the camper. We have found eight cases where .45 caliber pistols were used to defend against bears. There are numerous anecdotal accounts of successful handgun defenses against bears, which cannot be verified. 2. Alaska did not witness a fatal bear attack in 2019. The attack was reported to Fish and Game but was not published the consistent incident recorded in USGS database. I urge people to send in all documented cases of pistol defense against bears, including all failures. Conclusions: multiple shots can be needed; don’t wait until the Bear is within 20 feet, if possible because momentum will continue into you; carry penetration ammo ; don’t aim for the skull from the front with .22 or .380 caliber. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; Austin Pfeiffer (left) Facebook. They both went flying from the log, claws flying and teeth snapping in midair. The animal was killed with the officer’s .40-caliber Glock handgun. Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard victims. “None of the classic teeth-popping or woofing, raising up on hind legs, or bluff-charging that you read about. Alex drew his revolver as the bear stood up and roared. Another five people of the crew set out separately with only a .22 pistol and a flare gun. She collapsed in the river about 5 feet – two steps – away from them. NOT a fun experience. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0971035563,B004Q3QRQI,0996655956,1620656930,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; 10. The bear backed off a bit. amzn_assoc_title = "Thinking of Bear Hunting? 2010, Russia: 9.3 mm Makarov (most likely) Police attempting to control bear. “I know I missed the first shot, but I clearly hit him after that. Sure, it’s just a movie, but the “temperament” portrayed of a grizzly sow protecting her cubs was well done. WARNING: THE IMAGES AND VIDEOS BELOW ARE EXTREMELY GRAPHIC. The bear also reportedly slipped into Tietbohl’s garage in the days before it was shot. He climbed a tree, and shot her a third time, between the shoulders at 25 yards. From behind the flimsy barracade of twigs, I took aim for her throat, and yelled for the dogs to take her. 15. 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. It was a “grizzly” murder. When the SHTF your adrenalyn levels spike & your attention is on the BEAR, not the gun! Her head swaying and teeth popping, I held my shot. The gov… Read more », Ah, now the hold fast tools make sense. The attack was swift, unprovoked and unexpected. Rutherford says bow hunters are allowed to carry guns and the hunter shot the bear with a handgun. The bear moved off. The frequency of grizzly-caused injuries to date in 2020 is a clear-cut record, surpassing 2007’s high mark of three, according to data provided by … In Greg's heightened state of awareness, he could hear the first three bullets hit. I can get the job done, but plain and simple, and I always seem to need to do a bunch of filing or grinding anyway. So he shot it one more time and then it died.”, 24. The report was made to Fish and Wildlife, and the bear was found dead the next day. My name is Rod Black. 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. Another bite pulled away at the top of Bagley’s skull, and wrenched his entire body upwards. The bear started to move toward Alex, and he shot it with the S&W 629 .44 magnum. 6 September, 2015, New Mexico: Failure, .38 revolver Ocate, black bear. Two were not included because no shots were fired. “Each backpacker had a gun and each fired at the bear, based on the preliminary investigation,” he said. 6 Oct. 2017, Wyoming: .45 Super Stops Grizzly Bear Charge. May 22, 2016 Oregon, Shane Thomas, 30-06 Rifle, and semi-automatic pistol. Addition 18 September, 2018 Alaska, 10mm Grizzly Bear Pictures Defense on Archery Moose Hunt, Anthony Reyna Relates story, “Jimmy” is the shooter. They were successful. 26 April, 1993, Alaska: combination 30-06 rifle and .44 magnum revolver. The bear got up near him. The gun used to take down the bear was a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan .454 and the bullet was a 360gr Buffalo Bore round, all carried in a Diamond D Custom Leather holster. Two were successful against black bears; both were killed. She is holding the Smith & Wesson .44 magnum she used to defend herself at the Alaskan homestead. Cooley said the homeowner fired at the bear once, fatally injuring it. The bear retreated, he heard cubs and knew the bear was a sow. The injured policeman shot the 180-kilogram (397-pound) bear five or six times with his service pistol. He also has a teaching channel on youtube. Personal communication with confidential source. The fight moved into a thicket. Ain’t gonna’ be carryin’ no .22 in bear country! Noah thought it was some sort of big animal. I carry a S&W Model 629 Mountain Gun when in bear country. One bear viewed him as prey, and would not leave. 8. “This was something that she wasn't expecting, to get blasted in the face; that was enough to put a damper on killing me,” he said. 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 bear dropped him, then grabbed him by the head, shook him, and dropped him again. “I pulled the gun and went boom. of Fish and Game Lt. Marty Markham told The Sheet the shooting occured at approximately 5 p.m. on Forest Service land. Bridger Petrini is attacked by a near 400 lb cinnamon black bear. 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. , Thanks. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; He fired three times, saving three bullets in case his first shots failed. The bear charged him. Investigators followed a blood trail for half a mile, but could not located the wounded bruin. ... Yellowstone reports first bear attack of 2020. Another mention, Deputy Stuart Mattix the deputy. It’s the first-known grizzly attack death … 20 October, 2011, Ohio: Zanesville, escaped bear, duty pistol, .40 caliber (from Muskingum County Sheriff's Office). amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; It was wounded and driven off, then euthanized by local authorities (most likely with a rifle). The homeowner got a handgun and shot at the bear from inside the kitchen in hopes of scaring it off. Brown bear shot by policemen after attack on veterinarian police s uses, at that time (2010) 9mm Makarov, I'm pretty sure about 95% it was basic FMJ (Full metal jackets) They shot around 8-9 shot, no one can tell how many actually hit the bear. It was successful. 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. He was about ten feet away coming up and over the initial log that I had tripped over. After being hit, in short order, with three 300 grain slugs from a .44 magnum Ruger Blackhawk, and four 600 grain slugs from a 12 gauge, the bear retreated. The bear charged the group, then altered his attention to Harrop after Harrop fired a warning shot. 6. Alex fired a shot in front of the sow as it approached the bank. We have found thirteen cases where the handguns used to defend against bears were not identified. The sow kept coming toward him, even after he fired shots in the air with the .22 rifle. As a blacksmith, I make a good machinist! This man tossed the gun to the first, who shot again. The attack occurred in Pend Oreille County, Washington State, near Petit lake. All were successful. Read of the successes and failures for yourself. June 20, 2010, Alaska: Geologist Pistol Defense failure Grizzly Bear, .357 Magnum. Super info! That's when he said he grabbed his pistol. “I had my hand by my side,” he said. “This is out in the big woods.”. There was one failure and two successful defenses with a .38 revolver. One. According to CPW spokesperson Kyle Davidson, a man living in the Rockrimmon area shot the bear after it broke into his backyard. During the mauling, the man ended up laying on his back with the bear on top of him. But by then, the struggle in the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon attracted the attention of Wyckoff’s party, and other hunters rushed over. Addition 2003 Alaska published 1 June, 2003, Black bears, .44 magnum in Anchorage Daily News, republished here, also mentioned in Safe with Bears, page 182. I looked in the direction of Reed only to once again see the bear charging at me. My wife an I often walk a main road and have encountered bears. ‘‘I thought the whole time, This is so messed up. While the searchers were talking at the scene, a bear suddenly came running out of the bush and an RCMP officer fired two shots at it with is 9-mm handgun, Colwell said. 6. The video shows the bear chasing the elk into the river and as the grizzly rapidly gains on the elk, it turns and attempts to fight back its pursuer with its antlers. The .45 Kimber appeared in his hand and he was firing, with the bear taking up his whole field of vision. He covered his neck and head with his hands. June 2010, Louisiana, Walker, Bear shot by officer with a .40 cal (9 mm?) If you are having trouble scrolling through the media above, click here to be brought directly to the Instagram post. He was able to stop the attack by shooting the bear as it charged at him. While encumbered with the tent and ropes, in the process of finishing setting up the tent, he saw a black bear stalking him, low to the ground, about 20 feet away. There were seven successful defenses with 9 mm pistols. Boyd was down to one remaining bullet in his .44-caliber Magnum when he called Anchorage police for assistance. One bear stopped, the other continued charging. All four begin yelling in hopes that the bear would see them and move away. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday morning in Montana’s Centennial Valley. “The black bear turned in my direction and ran directly towards me,” Merry told ABC News. MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio, Sept. 23 (UPI) — Authorities in Morrow County, Ohio, said a deputy shot and killed a 500-pound black bear that had bit him on the leg. September of 1956 or 1957 Highland Valley, Geologist Alex Burton, Highland Valley, British Columbia, .357magnum Colt revolver, Black Bear. I was in a state of absolute panic and horror. There was one successful defense with a 9.3X18 Makarov handgun. After a few minutes, Alex continued down the path. 27. State trooper Kim Babcock helped Boyd finish off the bear with her shotgun. Roy said the bear was still coming at him, and he fired 3 more rounds into her frontal area. We found six cases involving a .22 rimfire pistol. She “slumped” again, then came slowly past him at about 15 feet. In this case, the rifles were left outside the tents, but inside the protective alarm wire. Predatory black bear attacks are the most common fatal black bear attacks in North America. The bear ran off after a friend fired a pistol. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; It was thin, its teeth were black and broken. Then he tried to roll down the ridge where he and the bear were wrestling. About 1 am on the fourth day, the bear ignored warning shots and came within 15 yards of the group. He clawed my head open, severing a small artery, and bit me on the back before throwing me off my cot onto the ground. But soon, he was facing another, much larger, problem. Rocket, that old redbone hound, charged up into the bear, sinking his teeth into the sow's side. May 5, 2020. in Grizzly Bear Attacks / News. 1936, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 267 .22 Rimfire Reference January 31, 1936 black bear. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) was attacked by a grizzly bear in the Centennial Valley on Wednesday morning. Alex shot the bear from about 100 feet away. Later the bear returned. Grizzly Page 214-215 Safe with Bears. Then he fell onto his stomach, dug his face into the dirt and covered his neck. The grizzly was killed. It finally rolled away. WEST YELLOWSTONE, Montana — A grizzly bear attacked a woman visiting Yellowstone National Park on Monday morning. A 600 lb grizzly breaks into a mining claim trailer. The bear came back and paused at 20 feet away. A month later, in another tent erected a short distance away. 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. All were successful. They knew it was me. The handgun calibers, when known, range from .22 rimfire to .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum. 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. We found that one of the previous .45 cases was done with a .45 Colt/.410 revolver, the Taurus Judge. His guide told officers he found the hunter clinging to the tree nearly 50 feet from the ground. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- In January, 2018, I published some original research on the efficacy of handguns in stopping bear attacks. . 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. “I thought, ‘Oh no, this is going to be bad,'” said Byrum, who could see smoke coming out of the bear's fur where he had shot him. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him. He had to kill a black bear and cubs in a depredation hunt. 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. We have found eight cases where .357 magnum revolvers were used to defend against bears. The study includes incidents when handgun use was attempted, even if the handgun was not fired when a bear attacked a human. I yelled and started reaching for my pistol, but the bear had shoved it out of reach while rummaging around. And again took off another 5 yards off in another direction. There was one successful defense with a .460 Smith & Wesson magnum revolver, against a grizzly. May, 2013, Missouri, Rodgersville, .38 revolver, ozaksfirst.com, black bear, “The bear was being really aggressive and foaming at the mouth,” something a game warden told him happens when bears become angry. July-August 2000, Dawson City, Yukon, Geologist with Authority to Carry, Black Bear, .44 Magnum. Anchorage Daily News, as reported by Craig Medred, J-8, 1992 as reported in Safe with Bears, page 314. We have found one case where a .460 Smith & Wesson magnum was used successfully. The hunters jumped up and separated. The sow had two large cubs that were likely 2 years old. 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. Four were driven of with warning shots. During more warning shots, the guide's .30-06 rifle misfired, and one member fired at the bear, with his .357. Mark Uptain's Glock 10mm was never fired because Cory Chubon did not know how to operate it. He had a clear shot at the side of her head but decided not to fire. GRIZZLY BEAR VIDEO: Thanks to Regina Louisa for sending in this video of grizzly bear on the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail in Glacier National Park on Saturday night. You also did not notice that most of these or a lot of these encounters there was contact from the bears relating to hand guns, in tents etc, And what are you supposed to do when the can of bear spray runs out and the bear keeps coming? It’s also alive in the Asian ones, but they tend to be separate from the rest of us. The 9-year-old bear is rumored to be the largest bear in Yellowstone Park, weighing between 600 and 700 pounds. The bear continued to advance, so the defender put the pistol in his pocket and climbed the tree. 23. Addition 27 June, 2019, Coloardo, Castle Pines. 24 June 2012, Arizona, Pondorosa Campground, .22 rimfire, black bear, azgfd.net (caliber previously unknown). 6. 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. The second attack happened about 6:30 p.m. as two archery hunters from Washington were walking north toward Cottonwood Creek. It was not determined if they were wounded or not. 2010, Wyoming, Paint Creek, Shoshone National Forest, Bowhunter shot Charging Grizzly with .44 magnum. 6 October, 2017, Montana: Bowhunters, Spray Failed, 9mm, Grizzly, account from two sources, Todd Orr, and Eye-witness, Beaver Creek. No date or location was included, or name of person involved. There were eight uses of .45 caliber semi-auto pistols against bears. 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. “I know I hit it,” Stinnett said. One black bear was killed, the other was not captured or recovered. Two were wounded and finished off at the scene with a shotgun slug. Police Chief Michael Lewis said Thursday that, on May 13 at 12:25 a.m., officer Thomas Seager responded to a 911 call from a resident on Riverdale Road about a bear breaking into a garage. The bear dropped Rory and spun toward him. According to … They said they heard a noise and saw a bear charging at them. If the use of the handgun stopped the attack, it was a success whether the bear was killed immediately, or left the scene, as long as it stopped attacking. 8. Not wanting to hit Rory, hoping to get the bear to release his son, he shot the bear in the hip. The bear did not notice him immediately. The sow turned around and took off with her cubs. He was taken to Alta Vista Hospital in Las Vegas, N.M., where he was treated and released. Alex found himself spending the night alone close to the location of the first shooting. Addition 4 October, 2006 Combination, Afogak Island Alaska, Joe Monastra,.44 magnum and high powered rifle, injury to back. Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion. They kept us busy. The hunter reportedly was carrying bear spray, but apparently couldn’t access it when the attack occurred. A Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks official says a mother grizzly bear attacked a boater who inadvertently came between the parent and her cub. The Orr, Uptain, and Sommers cases might have been considered pistol failures if they had been considered in the Efficacy paper. Seven were successful, one was unsuccessful. He turned around, and looked. A revolver was used to stop a charge by a sow with three cubs. We have found two cases where .41 magnum revolvers were used to defend against bears. 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. The bear charged two more times but did not make contact with the hunters again as both hunters fired shots at it until it departed. After she passed he heard the cubs again, and by squatting down was able to see there were three cubs. The group had set up camp on an Island. Another grizzly walked off, and was found dead, two shots had connected. He made great holdfasts, but I think he’s quit doing as a business. Handguns are more commonly carried for self-defense. It worked. Wyckoff said he countered by shoving his pistol and his hand into the bear’s mouth. Brenner then put three more bullets into her head. 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. Wyckoff was helping friends track a wounded bear May 31 on the last day of the hunting season. When she arrived I finished the bear.”. 19 March, 2015, Norway: Polar Bear attack stopped in Svalbard island, with .44 magnum handgun. The attack was finished. 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. 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. I interviewed Alex Burton. He turned around to see three grizzly bears, one adult and two cubs, coming toward him. I and colleagues have searched for instances where handguns were used to defend against bears. (combination). I interviewed Bridger. The bear dropped down and started running toward him. By March of 2019, our renewed efforts had found another 26 instances. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; The second report happened on Monday, closer to McHugh. September 24, 2020. That gave Bagley just enough room to let off more shots, and mercifully, the bear ran off. 1. He fired six shots from a .44 magnum. Alex had to retrieve his 357 Colt revolver, unlock the box it was in, retrieve ammunition from another box, and load it. There is a considerable incentive not to report such incidents. 2. She rolled downhill. 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. 31 August, 2015, Idaho: Bear Attacked Bow Hunter, Could not Reach Bear Spray, Drove off Bear with .44 Magnum pistol shots grizzly. 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. It was located in a bend along the river that needed a dike to surround it to keep safe and dry from spring breakup flooding. The killing occurred in the original Mount McKinley National Park portion of the Denali, which was expanded by two-thirds in 1980. 2009 Nevada City Nevada, .44 magnum, black bear, Reported by Nevada Bear Biologist Carl Lackey. We found one case involving a 9.3 x 18 Makarov pistol, in Russia. The lights came on and revealed my worst nightmare: Not three to four feet away and looking straight at me was the bear. 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. Both were successful. We have found twenty-eight (updated 8 March 2020) cases where .44 magnum revolvers were used to defend against bears. That’s when investigators say the homeowner reloaded with rubber buckshot and fired two rounds at the cubs. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; The last time it was one of the cubs that charged a father and son out duck hunting as the mother and the other cubs slept nearby. The grizzly bluff charged several times, blocking their return to camp. 25 June, 2019, Washington State, Petit Lake, .45, Glock 21 black bear. “There were not scared of me one bit,” he said. Greg told me: “Everything went into like, time lapse.” “It seemed like it took forever!”. Flipped it out of my video stand w the sternam, heart & backbone blown out its back. Two grizzly sows were killed. An armed adult attempted to scare the bear by firing two shots but the bear didn’t show any fear and wouldn’t leave. They kept a watch at night, and repeatedly drove off the bear with warning shots. The bear attacked him and he was unable to fire his pistol. The bear was only 20 yards away. Grizzly bear attacks 3 hunters in separate incidents at national forest in Montana Wildlife officials are trying to determine whether the same bear is responsible. The black bear ran off. As he fell, he bit at the ground and ended up with a mouthful of sod. Battered and bloodied, Thomas got to his feet and scrambled back to the top of the ridge where he could use his cellphone, which still worked despite being damaged. Stinnett, a county fire and rescue chief, said he approached and was about 25 feet away when the bear charged him on all fours. She stood 20 feet away, with all her attention focused on my throat. Kelly fired again, and the bear went down, rolled down slope and came to a halt, motionless. The muzzle blast and splash from the bullet stopped the charge from 8 feet out. 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. The incident remains under investigation. Mike Herder, a commercial fisherman was awakened by Elconora's screams. “Fearing for his life, and the lives of his children, the deputy fired several rounds from a handgun toward the bear,” the release stated. The video shows the moron after he gets in his car reaching through the window to antagonize the bear by head thumping him and when the bear starts in on him they have to kill it. Byrum started to pull his .44 Magnum pistol out of his holster. The bear gnawed and clawed at his hand, his arm, his legs and his face. There were three uses of a .454 Casull revolver. No way out so I had to pull the trigger. After a black bear attacked and killed Harvey Robinson, 68, his family and RCMP officers were searching for Robinson. Last month I was fishing with my brother at Seneca Lake Arizona, on the San Carlos Indian Reservation. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation. Polar bear attacks are expected there, and tourists are not allowed unless they carry a high powered firearm. June 2010, Canada, British Columbia: A Grizzly Bear, a .44 magnum, and a brush with death. The .44 magnum boomed in the night and the boar fell straight down, his head three feet away from where I stood. 9. The last shot was just short of contact. But the bear dropped and didn't move, ending the furious encounter as swiftly as it started. “I was just hoping my radio was still in my vest pocket and it was,” he said. But then the bear turned, looked up at Brenner and lunged, said Lewis, who interviewed the three men Saturday. The bear ran off and collapsed about 40 yards away, dead from the gunshot wound, Peralta said. A little searching will find a plethora of fantasy, fiction, mythology, and electrons sprayed about the supposed lack. You can watch him work there. One was driven off and not recovered. From less than 10 feet away, the guide and camp worker drew their .44 and .357 magnum revolvers and together fired four times, ending the 17-year-old bear’s life. Brown bear incidents have occurred in their native range spanning Alaska, Northern and Western Canada, and portions of the Rocky Mountains in the United States. California Dept. We have found one case, which was successful, where a .44-40 Ruger revolver was used to defend against a bear. 24 September, 2018, Montana: Bow hunter used handgun to stop grizzly bear attack .44 Magnums. 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. All of the methods can be carried for easy access. “It reared up on its hind legs. TOTAL focus is ON the BEAR!! After the shooting, the man called 911 and reported the incident. He instinctively attempted to fend off the bear with his foot, while he concentrated on firing the shots that saved his life. @Knute, Knocked that forensic troll into next Wednesday. The bear had entered the man’s tent and attacked him. There are likely many cases documented in books or local sources that are not easily available on the Internet. Joe had scope covers on the rifle and fired from the hip. October 6, 2007, Montana: (Tom Miner Basin) and pistol defense of Roman Morris From mtstandard.com grizzly bear: ‘‘It charged down the hill and just drilled me,’’ said Morris, 21, of Whitewater. It attacked a pair of bow hunters early Saturday afternoon. Kelley fired a warning shot from his .45 Super. 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. When Alex arrived at the scene, the Cook had gone back to the dump. There were two uses of .41 magnum revolvers. The bear showed no signs of leaving, so he stomped on the floor toward her. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; Eye-witness believes it was one shot to the chest of the bear. The effect also distorts distance, and can cause tunnel vision, focused on the threat. In 1960 Francis Cannon and her two friends flew into a lake a little north of Minto, Alaska. Ben missed a shot, the managed to get a shot into the bear's stomach. “At that point I shot the bear.”. Our research looks at all cases that can be reasonably verified in print or video, or by interview. 10. One black bear was hit with an automobile, then shot with a pistol. 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. The hunter received bite injuries to his foot through his boot as he climbed a tree to try to escape the bear. Just as the bear went for his leg again, he fired two shots: the first did nothing, but the second pierced the animal’s gut and forced it to retreat. When Reed distracted the bear from its attack on me, I had time to concentrate on the holster. He was carrying a Glock 23 .40 caliber with Winchester Ranger hollow points. On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. Alex admonished the bear not to disturb his sleep. Things turned dark quickly, but the son had a gun and was able to take the bear down. .40 caliber and 12 gauge shotguns. He exited the sleeping bag, naked, accessed his revolver and light, and crept to the tent entrance. Here are two examples of cases that sound authentic, but were not able to be documented. Without my glasses and in such darkness, I was nearly blind. He lifted the tarp to see and then, sticking the gun right above my head, shot the bear in the face from, like, a foot away. Only shot one small 6 ft black bear directly in the chest w the muzzle pushing it back when the gun went off. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; With the dying bear still struggling, a final round finished him off. A spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks told the Associated Press that the bow hunter was in thick brush on Montana's Rocky Mountain Front when he came across the bears at the Blackleaf Wildlife Management Area. 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. Addition August, 1986, Tsiu River south of Cordova, Alaska, .357 magnum revolvers, grizzly bear. The ability to publish and search for these incidents has increased over the years. The two tourists defended themselves with a .22 calibre pistol which proved ineffective. He then radioed for help. Another mention, Deputy Stuart Mattix the deputy, Kim Woodman was attacked by a sow brown bear at Humpy Creek, last week of June, 2003, Montana: Grizzly Bear attacked, man mauled, used .41 Mag to stop second attack, From Rural Montana Magazine December, 2018, Likely same event, 24 September, 2019, GYE bear. As the dogs fought the sow, Earl reloaded. She was too fast for me to see the movement.”. A Montana man was hiking at Henrys Lake State Park in Island Park, Idaho, on Friday when he was attacked by a female grizzly 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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOlVRHsVzE4, 1936, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 267 .22 Rimfire Reference January 31, 1936 black bear, From Spitsbergen: Svalbard, Franz Josef, Jan Mayen, 3rd Brant travel Guide, by Andres Umbreit, 7. The sow turned back toward Williams. She ground her teeth, and in a blur she came for him. I found myself on the dirt, in the dark, with blood gushing and literally squirting from my wounds. After repeatedly asking my brother to go, he somehow made it to the truck and turned on the lights. One lucky shot between the running lights & it was all over. Upon exiting, he saw a black bear at the corner of the tent, less than 10 feet away. 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. There were 14 .22 caliber holes in her. The video was uploaded by a Facebook user who captured the whole incident on her camera. 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. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; Black bear attacks are highly uncommon. There was the use of a .22 handgun against a polar bear in 1995, in Svalbard, Norway. I was painfully aware that if my first round was not a good one, I may not have a chance for another. Vic said, ” Her front bows moved like black lightning… the staccato of her claws rebounding off the door and frame…. The girl apparently ran away, and almost an hour passed before rescuer Danny Stinnett found the bear hovering over her body about 100 yards off the trail. The speed at which she could move was frightening. 2 August, 2009, Alaska: Kenai Peninsula, Charging Brown Bear Stopped with Ruger .454 Casull, Because of many bear-related incidents in this area, Brush always has brown bears on his mind…even when walking a well-maintained road. , I have been attacked from behind by a cougar, fortunately it did not live had I had no gun, The outcome would be different – likewise if it was a bear. Nov 2014, Massachusetts: Unknown Handgun, Defense against black bear. The group included Bob and Marietta Herron and their friend, Bill. There were two cases where both .357 magnum and .44 magnum revolvers were used. I can tell you it is very intimidating when you see bears close up without having the protection of a vehicle. One grizzly ran off and was not recovered. Thanks for the time and effort putting it all together. A bio of Walt Earl is included at the end of the book. “One of the bears charged the deputy and the deputy shot it. amzn_assoc_title = "More Reading"; The two men with bear spray had fallen 50 yards behind. Additions since the last update in August of 2019, are referenced with the word Addition after the number. Bears … 1. Shot by Beverly “Dolly” Walker. 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. Bears, wolves, and moose were an everyday occurrence. She was able to access a .44 mag, but was unwilling to fire. Please use discretion. He shot her and 15 yards. There were thirteen cases of handgun defenses against bears where the handgun caliber was not identified. Hope you have a nice day. He tried to move and realized he couldn’t. Both were against grizzly bears, both were successful and the bears were killed. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; The National Park Service has released additional information about a fatal grizzly bear attack in Wrangell-St. Elias National … The moral of the story is, drum roll please……….Firearms are like the American express card, DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT. 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. One was against a polar bear. To summarize, we have found 93 verified cases where handguns were used to defend against bear attacks. Fall, 1970, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 269 grizzly. 200 grn HSN Bear loads 200 grains round nose flat point, hard cast, 1041 fps. May 28, 2010, Alaska: Denali National Park: Backpacker Stops Grizzly attack with .45 pistol. The man shot the bear by the time it moved half that distance, Svoboda said. Bears that associate humans with food to this degree are inherently dangerous, as recognized by all authorities forced to deal with problem bears. He unloaded all six shots at the brown bear, which lumbered away. The sow grizzly charged, moving extremely fast. 24 September, 2017 Montana: Father Uses .44 Magnum to Shoot Grizzly Bear off Son. One of them used bear pepper spray and halted a charge within nine feet, but the grizzly turned and charged a second time. 1. I had no expectation that the pistol would kill the bear. This case is not classified as either a handgun failure or a success. Here are three famous cases that were not included as defensive uses of handguns in our research. Kluting fired off a warning shot into the creek. The bear ran into the dense woods. BTW, my backup handgun was a 44 mag redhawk w full length bbl (7 1/4 inch) shooting 320 grain WFN Hard Cast @ 1200 FPS & THAT WAS MARGINAL!! 26. As a gunsmith I have to do both metal and wood, but I prefer metal. 14-year-old Clint Reynolds shoots the bear seven times with a .357 revolver. The bear charged the man, knocking him to the ground and scratching his face. Ranger Ellis states that he turned and “saw an adult bear moving toward the group about 20 feet away”. Knute, Those are nice. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; 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. With the bear closing to within six feet, Byrum fired a shot into the bear's neck. 31 May, 2008, Oregon: Black Bear, wounded with .338 rifle; Glide, .45 pistol and .44 magnum revolver. The unprovoked attack prompted comparisons to a similar fatal incident in the Yukon territory in 2018, in which a grizzly mauled a young mother and her … The incident was reported to the authorities. With Byrum on his back, the bear fell in front of his hunting boots. Ruth grabbed for the .41-caliber magnum revolver he was carrying in a hip holster and relied on his training and experience as a police officer to save his life. 39 of the handgun defenses listed above are defenses against black bears, or 42%, the same percentage as the last update. In all my life, I will never forget the sound of the blast or the acrid smell of the gunpowder. About 1993, Alaska, Kenai peninsula, .454 Casull, Craig Medred Grizzly Field & Stream February, 2003 Letters. The victim had three years experience with the Origo, with many bear observations, and there were sufficient weapons on board to equip everybody. After an hour's march, the second party were met by a bear, 75m away and openly aggressive. 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. Lewis said such a low-caliber gun ordinarily doesn't pack enough punch to kill a bear. Roy came into town and purchased a Glock 20 10mm auto now. When bears attack its FAST! amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; 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. The bear momentarily halted. 500 lb Black Bear. 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 – … “I just gritted my teeth expecting the bear to bite me,” Hambelton said. The man told authorities that he tried to shoo it away by banging pots and pans and throwing things at it, but nothing worked. Completely buried, ear ripped off, stomach and genitals ripped open. The bear came out from behind the outhouse when he was 20 feet away. 1. late 1960s, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 270, .44 magnum, Alaska Magazine, January, 1980 black bear, The bear started to enter his shed. 2. After the second attack, Miller played dead again, lying still for three to five minutes. Addition 30 December 2007, Kodiak Island, Alaska, brown bear, .454 Casull revolver. amzn_assoc_linkid = "6dda07226f1b23d7a6a947ec8d3300b1"; They then drove the bear back away from their possessions. 5. Bear and human populations are increasing. 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. On just such a road, less than 500 yards from his house, Brush stopped when he heard a twig snap behind him. He drew his pistol and shot the bear when it was only 5-6 feet from him. There were four uses of .40 caliber handguns, all against black bears, all successful, all of the bears were killed. The attack occurred on Friday, 14 April in 2006, in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. It was many, many years ago, but a chance encounter I'll never forget, and meeting a bear was the last thing on my mind at the time. Addition July, 1992, near the town of Central, Alaska, Grizzly, .357 revolver. They recorded 6 failures to stop the attack out of the 37 instances. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; If you look at all the wildlife threats including mountain lions, packs of wolves, lions, tigers, wild dogs, etc you will find that it is a wholly idiotic approach to think you will deliver a precise shot to multiple attackers coming at you at 40 miles… Read more ». On the eight shot, something happened. The resident did not believe the pellets used to shoot the adult bear would kill it, only scare it. All were successful. I could feel bones popping and breaking in my head, but I didn’t feel any pain. 7. One of his deputies was bitten on the leg by an escaped bear in September. There were five successful defenses with .22 rimfire. He did this for several seasons and he became very familiar with the bears to the point of… Read more ». I live in an area where bears, cougars and wolves are present. Tietbohl told officers the bear had been trying to get into his home, then charged him as he was getting into his car that evening. “I fired from the hip as he closed the distance,” Brush recalls. Including the combined arms handgun cases, there were 39 defenses against black bears, 52 defenses against grizzly bears, and 2 defenses against polar bears. 16 July, 2002, Seneca Lake, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona, .44-40 Ruger Vaquero, black bear. They got flooded out pretty well a few years back. This creates a selection bias against successful handgun defenses against bears. That is an 84% success rate. And that’s the kind of thing that concerns us with black bears.”. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; There has been much conjecture about the lack of efficacy of pistols for defense against bears. 12. When he turned for an instant to look at the light, I wiped the blood from my eyes and fired my first shot from the caliber .44-40 Vaquero. He’s goooood. Here’s a silver lining for you. The incidents are heavily weighted toward the present. “Didn’t have any vocalizations or anything that would indicate defensive behavior. The bear, a three year old female, broke into Elconora's tent. Greg said: Oh f*ck! One warning shot was fired in the air as the bear approached. Furthermore, your entire post is just a strawman, as NONE of what you stated was said in this article. He does architectural as well as decorative work for high priced people. The black bear was driven off, fled up a tree, and was finished off with a rifle (the pistol was a Taurus Judge). May 18, 2018, Wyoming: Cora, 460 Smith & Wesson magnum Grizzly. Unknown handgun, black bear. Alex fired a shot into the ground in front of it. 1. The 63 incidents had 3 failures, for a 95% success rate. Mike followed it, and picked up a 12 gauge shotgun from the office. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; 25. It was the second time in a week that hunters had encountered the family of bears. It was found, dead, the next morning. Macintyre said the man then fired a shot from a .45-caliber pistol, and the animal ran away. 2. Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears. The bear left the area, and it is unknown at this time if or how many times the bear was hit. I had, in a way, brought a knife to a gunfight. The first warning shot sent one bear scurrying several feet up a tree, Leslie said, but the others appeared unfazed. I was making all kinds of noise. There, no more than 20 feet away, its feet on a tipped over trash can, was a huge black bear. 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. Warning shots were fired in the air with a 9 mm pistol. Markham said the man was picnicking with others when a black bear approached. 13. He fired one shot, and the bear ran 40 feet and expired. Make your own judgments. .44 magnum 3 shots, .357 one shot to head, which stopped the charge. 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 next morning, approached the outhouse with toilet paper in one hand and the Python in the other. I wished every back packer would carry, not only for their benefit but for the safety of others The Efficacy authors limited their data to cases in Alaska. There were three shots to the chest of the bear with the .357. Ranger Ellis, armed with a 40 cal. I’m going to die, I’m going to die,’’’ said Morris, a pre-med major. When the bear advanced toward Seager, he fired a “scare” shot, causing the bear to leave the area, Lewis said. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; 7. There were twenty-eight uses of .44 magnum revolvers. amzn_assoc_linkid = "d6a97de250292a4e9529f8894adc9514"; 1. For decades I was a behind the scenes volunteer at a 1700s reenactment National Park that was self-funded unlike any other national park. amzn_assoc_asins = "B004NKSPR8,B001DQ76JI,B07FQWVM2S,B082LMYKJG,B07KX7SQ7H,B07QPPS22N,B06XSNLWSR,B07KX77BX7,B000J4U5AW,B000EP5UUQ,B0007VO7H4,B004NKSPXC,B0016WVQJU,B01HC2FXAK,B07GVSHG61,B07XW7VNRR"; 2. One of the cubs was found near the house and the other was found in a tree. Both were successful. It is likely the bear was not hit in that incident. 1. The group’s canister of bear spray was in a backpack by their horses. Just after midnight on the 16th of July, 2002, a bear wandered into my camp and attacked me while I slept. Four were against black bears. A .22 pistol is perfectly fine to carry in the woods. A sow grizzly bear was shot with a pistol and killed after an encounter with bow hunters in the Gravelly Mountains on Tuesday morning. On 1 September, 1995, two male tourists were attacked by an adult male bear on a remote island in eastern Svalbard. Miller managed to pull out his .357 Magnum revolver and squeeze off a shot, possibly grazing the animal. This makes you no better than any common internet surfing gun grabber. By … Four black bears were killed. There was one successful use of a .45 Colt/.410 revolver, the Taurus Judge. There were three uses of a 10 mm handgun, two against grizzly bears, one against a black bear (cinnamon color phase). Here is an example that occurred on freerepublic.com: “Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. In the official report, obtained by a public information request, the revolver was identified as a .38. 14 April, 2006, Tennessee: From ljworld.com .380 defense against 350 lb+ black bear. He kills the bear with his Glock 20 10mm during an extended fight. Bear found dead next day or so by park rangers. He took an aggressive stance and told her to get out. 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. The next day, he trailed her in the snow for 2.5 miles but did not find her. Grizzly attacks in 2020 run at record high More people in more places may be driving uptick in bear-human conflicts, scientist surmises. .40 caliber Black bear bit deputy in Morrow County Ohio, near Gilead. StWayne, Galena is an interesting place. Williams shoots a large cub with his .30-06, then dropped his rifle, but still had his .44 magnum to stop the sow from coming at him again. More extensive account in Field and Stream Here. “One round was fired, terminating the bear,” Lewis said. 6. 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