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I got this e-mail sent to me from a guy that I play poker with. His brother-in-law was the guy in this story. It is pretty amazing. They took pictures of the bear and the area, and it is pretty incredible. If you are interested in seeing those, PM me your e-mail address....

 

 

 

 

 

Many of you know that my brother-in-law(Bridgett's husband), Ron, was

attacked by a grizzly bear last weekend in Wyoming, while bow hunting elk

with his dad.

 

 

 

Ron amazingly came through with non life threatening injuries.

 

Ron, who is an experienced hunter and used to be a guide, was calling an

elk for his dad, who was down hill 40 yards. The elk suddenly spooked

and then Ron heard a noise behind him. He turned around and a grizzly

was 15 feet behind him. He tried to shoo it away but it proceeded toward

him. He went behind a tree and the bear kept coming, so he took off on

his 'death run' down hill towards his dad. With the grizzly just feet

behind his son, and running full speed, Ron's dad shot one arrow. Ron

saw the arrow fly by his leg, unsure of whether it hit the bear, and

within a few more steps, Ron was on his back with the grizzly on top of

him. With is arms shielding his head, Ron kicked and punched the bear

with all he had. Ron said it all went too fast and he was so full of

adrenaline, he could not feel any pain at the time of the attack. When

the bear continued to attack, Ron's dad, could see that the bear was

bleeding badly from the arrow, and he went over and started beating on

the bear with his bow(You can not carry guns during bow hunting, so he

had nothing to shoot it). The bear continued to attack Ron, biting clear

through his left hand and glove, and down to the bone of his right arm

just below the elbow. Then the bear, stopped, looking at Ron's dad,

walked away several yards, and rolled over dead.

 

The bear was autopsied and showed that it was well over 500 lbs(the

grizzlies in that area average 350lbs) and 11 years old(which is in it's

prime). Following the path of the arrow, the autopsy showed that the

arrow went in, hit a main artery, then bent, and hit the heart!

 

A one in a thousand shot they said.

 

Another important fact to mention and that gave me chills is that Ron's

dad had had surgery on his arm, because he had injured his arm and was

not even able to pull the bow last season. This was to be his big hunt,

and before the day of the attack, he had already missed two elk that were

standing still. The morning of the attack, Ron's dad (also named Ron),

prayed 'God please guide my arrow today'.

 

Little did Ron Sr. and Ron know how God would guide his arrow that day!

 

 

 

These are the pictures of the bear and the area that everything took

place in. Please enjoy at my expense. Ha ha.

 

Ron

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Um, sometimes the grizzly chooses. You make yourself tall and loud and hope for the best.

 

Actually, you don't.

 

That might work for a black bear, but there's no way in hell that you are going to intimidate a grizzly bear by looking tall.

 

Alls I'm saying is that for an "experienced hunter who used to be a guide," he had no idea how to handle an encounter with a grizzly bear.

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Actually, you don't.

 

That might work for a black bear, but there's no way in hell that you are going to intimidate a grizzly bear by looking tall.

 

Alls I'm saying is that for an "experienced hunter who used to be a guide," he had no idea how to handle an encounter with a grizzly bear.

 

 

Then you're back to the grizzly choosing what to do.

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I guess so - since I'm not getting what you're apparently going for.

 

I do know that most will tell you to make yourself large and loud, especially if the Bear is coming your way.l

 

You're confusing black bears and grizzly bears.

 

You do not want to threaten a grizzly bear. Most of the time it will leave you alone if it doesn't perceive you as a threat. Making yourself larger and making noise only makes you appear to be more of a threat, which increases the chance that it will charge you.

 

That's the predominant reason I call bullschit on this story. The guy did everything that you shouldn't do when encountering a grizzly.

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You're confusing black bears and grizzly bears.

 

You do not want to threaten a grizzly bear. Most of the time it will leave you alone if it doesn't perceive you as a threat. Making yourself larger and making noise only makes you appear to be more of a threat, which increases the chance that it will charge you.

 

That's the predominant reason I call bullschit on this story. The guy did everything that you shouldn't do when encountering a grizzly.

 

 

I do understand the 'large and loud' on grizzlies is the second to last resort in a grizzly charge, the last resort being cover your heads and go fetal. (they say initially to go still and quiet).

 

Yeah, thinking on it running towards your old man with a bear hot on the heels seems a little uninitiated.

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That's the predominant reason I call bullschit on this story. The guy did everything that you shouldn't do when encountering a grizzly.

 

Classic fight or flight. The guy chose flight, but you'll lose that bet every time with a grizzly.

 

If the story is true, that was one hell of a shot by old dad. :wacko: I would not like those odds if dad had a rifle.

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How can anyone think they would know what to do when a grizzly charges unless it actually happens to them,or be critical of what that guy did?It's easy to read what you should do and think ,"yeah,I'll remember that." But it would be a very different perspective with a real live 500 pound pissed off bear charging you.

 

There's no way I'd ever be critical of the guy.He's lucky to be alive.

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