Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Denali park bear shooting

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jim in Anchorage, Jun 1, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Messages:
    2,782
    http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?S=12572124
    You can carry it but you can't use it? What?
     
  2. wishin

    wishin Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2009
    Messages:
    2,430
    Location:
    Georgia
    Everybody knows that people CCW only because they can; besides, it's harder for someone to steal the gun while it's on your person. Self defense is just some silly notion....:rolleyes:
     
  3. CZ223

    CZ223 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,672
    I think it was just poorly worded.

    They probably just have to investigate before they wirte it off as self defense. On another note, it sounds like the guy was carrying a a 45 ACP. Since he fired 9 shots and the bear was stilll moving, I think it is safe to say that he was probably empty. Sounds likely he was carrying a 1911. Not exactly my idea of Grizzly medicine, but it beats a sharp stick in the eye.:D
     
  4. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33,736
    Location:
    Central PA
    No real mystery here.

    "Using" a weapon, trap, or net -- outside of specifically defined permitted hunting seasons and in accordance with prevailing hunting regulations is prohibited in National Parks.

    The new federal change to allow the carrying of weapons in National Parks (in accordance with state law in the state where the park is located) does NOT allow you to FIRE your gun in the park. This is similar to how a state license to carry a concealed weapon does not give you permission to shoot that gun within city limits, etc.

    The new change is specifically geared toward self-defense carry of weapons. You still can't go plinking in a National Park, set up an informal target range, shoot varmints, or other things that may be legal even in National Forests.

    Further, many of these bears are a protected species under the Endangered Species Act. Shooting one is a BIG no-no.

    Now, just as the laws against manslaughter and firing a weapon within city limits may be allowed to be broken with enough justification (if your shooting is ruled justified self-defense) -- shooting a bear in a National Park may be ruled permissable if the hiker was actually about to be attacked. They'll investigate, though, to satisfy themselves that this wasn't a case of someone shooting a bear just because it was nearby.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2010
  5. NMGonzo

    NMGonzo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    Messages:
    2,691
    Location:
    Albuquerque & Santa Fe
    Grizzly shot with a 9 rounds of .45 acp and died a bit later.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2011999954_grizzly01.html

    "ANCHORAGE — A backpacker shot and killed a grizzly bear with his handgun in Alaska's Denali National Park, officials said.

    A man and woman reported that they were hiking Friday evening when the bear emerged from trail-side brush and charged the woman, park spokeswoman Kris Fister said in a statement.

    The man fired nine rounds from his .45-caliber semiautomatic pistol at the animal, which then stopped and walked into the brush. On Saturday, rangers found the dead bear about 100 feet from the shooting site.

    Rangers said it was the first known instance of a grizzly being shot by a visitor in the park's wilderness"

    I would love to know what load was he carrying.
     
  6. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2007
    Messages:
    8,940
    Location:
    Californicated Colorado
    Charged eh? Maybe. I expect a lot of "charging" bears will be dying now that the ban in NPs has been lifted. I would not choose a .45acp as bear protection, but YMMV.
     
  7. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    Messages:
    33,736
    Location:
    Central PA
    Merged.
     
  8. BCCL

    BCCL Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2009
    Messages:
    1,438
    Location:
    So. Illinois
    Notice it says he "fired 9 rounds", but have they said how many times he actually hit it?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page