DGU in AK = one dead mutant ninja brown bear


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spacemanspiff
September 24, 2004, 01:06 PM
http://www.adn.com/front/story/5591480p-5522882c.html

well, at least one out of the three adjectives was correct. :D

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stv
September 24, 2004, 01:10 PM
:eek:

Wow. Good shoot!

Wonder what loads he was using?

Nightfall MVII
September 24, 2004, 01:41 PM
That is a pretty good sized animal. Nice shot indeed.

carpettbaggerr
September 24, 2004, 02:10 PM
"I see so many people back here that don't carry a weapon. Someone would have gotten hurt back here or killed." Do you think he means people who carry Seecamps too?

:neener:

spacemanspiff
September 24, 2004, 02:53 PM
people who carry seecamps just dont go off the asphalt paths. :neener:

Bart Noir
September 24, 2004, 03:44 PM
"We know of no one who has stopped a grizzly charge with a .44 Magnum, but we know several people who have tried." - Alaska Fish and Game Department

Always wondered if that was a legit quote.

Bart Noir

spacemanspiff
September 24, 2004, 03:48 PM
last year there was a fisher on campbell creek who shot a bear with a .44 magnum. think i posted about it here....lemme check

Archie
September 24, 2004, 04:17 PM
I bet from now on he carries a reload.

".... with one shot remaining..." is a rather dismal phrase in relation to a wounded but still alive bear. Or anything.

Wildalaska
September 24, 2004, 04:25 PM
people who carry seecamps just dont go off the asphalt paths

I do if I have my larger and slower little buddy with me..:)

Wildshootingsunday?Alaska

Wingshooter
September 24, 2004, 04:28 PM
".... with one shot remaining..." is a rather dismal phrase in relation to a wounded but still alive bear.


Unless he was saving that last shot for himself. I know I would, beats being mauled...

A reload is always better though. I think I would have gone through several reloads (and changes of underwear) before I could walk back down to the trail.

rl2669
September 24, 2004, 05:06 PM
Dang, good takedown. Too bad about the bruin - I like to see them "from a distance".

Maybe for those of us who tend towards "mouse guns" like the 40 S&W, a spare mag of a +P FMJ would be in order from now on?

Rob

mete
September 24, 2004, 06:05 PM
I took multiple rounds.Penetration is the main thing ,don't use a fragile bullet .at least a 240 gr. Don't use a 40 S&W it doesn't have the penetration.

R.H. Lee
September 24, 2004, 06:25 PM
750 pounds of charging bear? :what: Yikes! It's a whole 'nuther world up there.

TallPine
September 24, 2004, 06:25 PM
Scary!

I used to hike up in the foothills behind Eagle River, without carrying a gun back then. Also hiked out across the other end of Fort Richardson ... my biggest concern then was watching out for helicopters, etc ;)

We only took guns when going out on major hikes up by Talkeetna, or one time going over Crow Pass.

I'm a lot smarter (?) or at least more wary now.

Preacherman
September 24, 2004, 06:54 PM
Great, GREAT shooting! Think about it... he had to draw his gun and get off rapid, controlled, accurate shots at close (and closing) range, in the middle of an adrenaline dump (at least! :D ). Well done, that man! Outstanding!

And look at the comparative size of the "hands"...


http://www.adn.com/images/images/960161.jpg

Wildalaska
September 24, 2004, 07:01 PM
FMJ would definately be warranted :)

wILD454010mmAlaska

spacemanspiff
September 24, 2004, 07:41 PM
what? my frangible lead dust held together by a drop of hardened liquid polymer wont cut it?

:neener:

i want to know how many hits the guy got, and what organs were damaged.

looks like he did a good job skinning it as well. i cant even fillet a salmon and have it look edible when i'm done.


spacemani'llletyouknowbytomorrow'boutshootingsundayspiff

Linux&Gun Guy
September 25, 2004, 10:44 AM
Forgive me but what or who is a 'seecamp'? Is it something soccermoms carry?

Dave R
September 25, 2004, 12:41 PM
The Alaska Bureau of Wildlife Enforcement trooper said she believed Boyd acted appropriately in defense of his life and was glad he had been armed and had the skill to hit the animal with so little time at such close range.

That's something you don't read in the paper very often.

A seecamp is a .32acp pocket pistol. Affectionately called a 'mousegun'.

4v50 Gary
September 25, 2004, 01:37 PM
Now there's a man with bragging rights. :)

Average Guy
September 25, 2004, 01:59 PM
This is horrible! For one, that man had no right to be in the wild, much less carrying a dangerous weapon designed to kill. Further, he had no right to kill that poor, defenseless bear in defense of his own life. He should have dialed 911 and waited for the proper authorities to handle the situation. Also, that bear should have been in a zoo where it could have received proper nutrition and housing and remained safe from the predations of humans.

I'm going to have to have a soy latte and calm my nerves before I call PETA.

and two black bears died in vehicle collisions.

Which, of course, begs the question... :D


AverageishotanelephantinmypajamasGuy

carpettbaggerr
September 25, 2004, 02:01 PM
What was an elephant doing in your pajamas?

Preacherman
September 25, 2004, 02:07 PM
carpettbaggerr, do you really want an answer to that question?

:D

Wildalaska
September 25, 2004, 02:29 PM
Why youse guys copying my patented sig..its so childish :)

WildlikemysigAlaska

El Tejon
September 25, 2004, 02:37 PM
Black bears killed in MVAs? Bears driving around Alaska? Must explain all the DUIoH (Driving Under Influence of Honey) arrests.

This is truly a moment to THR history. Someone actually did the right thing and just shot the &^%$#@* critter and did not whimper and whine about the big, bad bear.

Obviously the shooter is from Indiana as he did put up with any rubbish from a stupid animal. Outstanding.:cool:

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