A .22 pistol is perfectly fine to carry in the woods. July-August 2000, Dawson City, Yukon, Geologist with Authority to Carry, Black Bear, .44 Magnum. One was successful against a grizzly. of Fish and Game Lt. Marty Markham told The Sheet the shooting occured at approximately 5 p.m. on Forest Service land. The cubs remained in the backyard. We offer the largest, most diverse selection of "Guide Use Areas" of any operation in Alaska allowing for superior flexibility and better access during your stay with us. When the bears got inside of 100 feet, Leslie fired another warning shot with his handgun. Sources on the Internet often go dead after a few years. I suspect it was not a casual stroll to the plane or a slow walk back to the bear. 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. RC Harrop did not report the use of the .44 revolver, because the group was in Canadian territory when the incident occurred. What would have happened had Vic not had a pistol? He fired his pistol into the air and at the female bear in attempt to scare it, but the animal didn’t leave. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- On 25 June 2019, a black bear charged a man, chased his dog, then pursued him up a tree until he shot and killed it with a pistol. On Thursday, 19 March, 2015, a woman with a .44 magnum stopped a polar bear from attacking Jakub Moravec, 37, in the Svalbard archipelago. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; Brenner fired twice at the center of the hulking shape closing to four or five feet away. I believe I fired four or five shots. “, Brush finally fell on his back on the edge of the road. 1. After fishing, the setting down to lunch when they were attacked by a black bear, who rushed out of the brush and grabbed Francis. It is likely the bear was not hit in that incident. The first warning shot sent one bear scurrying several feet up a tree, Leslie said, but the others appeared unfazed. 25 July, 2018, New Mexico:  Man stops New Mexico bear attack with 10mm Glock 20. Denali Nat Park, 1911 mag dump into a brown bear I believe. There were eight uses of .45 caliber semi-auto pistols against bears. The next morning, approached the outhouse with toilet paper in one hand and the Python in the other. Addition, July, 2005, Russel Gillespie, Seward, Alaska, as emailed to Larry Kanuit on 22 May, 2007. There were five successful defenses with .22 rimfire. Ain’t gonna’ be carryin’ no .22 in bear country! We are continually working to increase the data set of handgun defenses against bears. 1978-79, summer, Cootenays Mountains, British Columbia, Grizzly Bear, .44 magnum, Alex Burton. 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. "; You'll never feel the recoil nor hear the report. The bear dropped him, then grabbed him by the head, shook him, and dropped him again. The animal ran off and was found dead the next day behind the town offices. Then, as the sow came at him again, he fired 10 more shots from his Ruger .22 pistol. While he was doing this, the Cook came running back from the dump, with the bear chasing him. The bear broke through his fence…the homeowner tried to scare the bear away, get the bear away from his house. But not Mr. Switzer. 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? The bear dropped down and started running toward him. One bear viewed him as prey, and would not leave. Boyd was down to one remaining bullet in his .44-caliber Magnum when he called Anchorage police for assistance. Two were successful against black bears; both were killed. This creates a selection bias against successful handgun defenses against bears. 1. last week of June, 2003, Montana: Grizzly Bear attacked, man mauled, used .41 Mag to stop second attack. Four black bears were killed. .45 Colt Single Action loaded with 255 gr. We pioneered yacht-based Brown Bear, Black Bear and Mountain Goat hunting in Alaska, including fishing expeditions and Adventure Cruises into Glacier Bay National Park. Her head swaying and teeth popping, I held my shot. Seager reported the incident to the state’s Fish and Game Department but, nine minutes later, the property owner called to say the bear was back and up in a tree. With over 40 years of guiding experience in Southeast Alaska, Glacier Guides, Inc. is an exceptional choice for your next Hunt. It probably hit the bear in the chest, but also took off the tip of one of Kim's toes. The sow came after him. At this point we haven’t spotted the moose yet but has seen the crows kick up, and less then a second after that you hear the roar, from our 12 o clock, and boom freaking 7 1/2 foot brown bear yards 10 yds away and full charge, my buddy Jimmy who was leading yells ever so calmly “Oh fuck bear” draws his Glock 20 and without hesitation drives two bullets into the charging bore at roughly 10 feet from him. Two bears charging emerged from the brush at  25-30 feet near the side of the trail, roaring and moving fast at Russel and his dog, Thelma. He had disrobed and was in his sleeping bag next to the tent wall. 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. Both were against grizzly bears, both were successful and the bears were killed. Two were killed without assistance, one while biting the victim's leg. One man was killed, the other injured. Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is home to both black and grizzly bears. The bullet struck the bear just below the snout and it collapsed immediately and almost landed on him, he said. One failed against a polar bear. Addition 4 October, 2006 Combination,  Afogak Island Alaska,  Joe Monastra,.44 magnum and high powered rifle, injury to back. All cases we have been able to document, since 1936, where a pistol was fired in defense against a bear, are included in our database. He had gone up to Ak. The black bear fell approximately fell seven feet in front of me.”. July 24, 2014, Alaska:  Eagle River, 200 pound Brown Bear Sow, .44 Magnum Revolver, “This is not in an Anchorage subdivision,” Battle said. Three. Including the combined arms handgun cases, there were 39 defenses against black bears, 52 defenses against grizzly bears, and 2 defenses against polar bears. Justin Norton fired a round from his .44-caliber pistol into the black bear’s stomach, to no avail. It was a black bear sow with cubs. He headed back, but instead of finding a lion, he was confronted by an angry bear. 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. The bear was distracted neither by warning shot nor flare and attacked one of the party. Reliable and powerful handguns have become popular and legal to carry in more bear country. Battle says in that case, hikers reported seeing a bear above them on a hill. When the SHTF your adrenalyn levels spike & your attention is on the BEAR, not the gun! I interviewed Alex Burton. Alex fired a shot in front of the sow as it approached the bank. The picnickers retreated to their car while the bear soon began feasting on their food left near the shoreline. We have found thirteen cases where the handguns used to defend against bears were not identified. 7. “It was a very small backyard. He confronted the animal, and it charged and scratched the man's face. As a gunsmith I have to do both metal and wood, but I prefer metal. The sow kept coming toward him, even after he fired shots in the air with the .22 rifle. Glacier bears are black bears with a bluish-grey color. He exited the sleeping bag, naked, accessed his revolver and light, and crept to the tent entrance. St. Elias presiding over it all, this is truly a place worth visiting! Welcome to Glacier Guides Inc. Alaska Hunting for Brown Bear, Black Bear, Mountain Goat and Sitka Blacktail Deer. Handguns are more commonly carried for self-defense. Because the problems of accessing long guns, handguns, or bear spray apply to all three defensive methods, the most reasonable comparison is to consider only those cases in which the firearm was fired or the bear spray sprayed. Glacier Guides is the longest-tenured outfitter operating on the Tongass National Forest, America's largest National Forest. Addition 1947 Chickaloon River, Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, grizzly bear .38 revolver, 158 grn bullet. Alaska: Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula, From More Alaskan Bear Tales page 271, Maurice Goff and Jack, detailed account without date. 4. It is likely Todd would have avoided injury if he had prioritized using his pistol instead of bear spray. 12. There was one successful defense with a 9.3X18 Makarov handgun. He was coming like a freight train…in total chase-mode.”, Brush instinctively back-pedaled to avoid the charge, drawing the Ruger from its holster. The armed woman, mother of Zuzanna Hakova, shot the bear three times with the revolver. “I kept telling myself, don't shoot in the head,” said Byrum, fearful that a bullet to the head would glance off the bear's skull. The Efficacy authors limited their data to cases in Alaska. Addition 30 December 2007, Kodiak Island, Alaska, brown bear, .454 Casull revolver. There were four uses of .40 caliber handguns, all against black bears, all successful, all of the bears were killed. She rolled downhill. But by then, the struggle in the Cascade Range in Southern Oregon attracted the attention of Wyckoff’s party, and other hunters rushed over. The victim had three years experience with the Origo, with many bear observations, and there were sufficient weapons on board to equip everybody. Mike Herder, a commercial fisherman was awakened by Elconora's screams. Addition, 6 September, 2011, Gravelly Mountains, Montana, Grizzly, unknown pistol. With Byrum on his back, the bear fell in front of his hunting boots. Addition July, 1992, near the town of Central, Alaska, Grizzly, .357 revolver. According to Mike Porras with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, the bear came into the family’s campground while they were present and went after some food that was out. The man’s hunting partner shot at the bear with a pistol, and the bear stepped away but did not leave initially. The two cases with both .357 and .44 magnum pistols are included in the 93 pistol cases. This color ranges from a slightly frosted black to steel blue. The bear went for his exposed right arm, gnawing and clawing it and chipping the bone off the tip of his elbow. . Sports > Outdoors Field reports: Lawsuit filed to challenge spring bear hunt. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; There were eleven cases where combined arms were used to defend against bears. after being hit by car. By the time the Wisconsin glacier left Ohio, 14,000 years ago, the earth underneath the ice had changed compl etely. 12. Battle said the sow attacked the man, who in turn fired at it three times with a .44 Magnum. As a blacksmith, I make a good machinist! “I know I missed the first shot, but I clearly hit him after that. Here are three famous cases that were not included as defensive uses of handguns in our research. Upon exiting, he saw a black bear at the corner of the tent, less than 10 feet away. The cubs were some distance off and above the trail. That's when he said he grabbed his pistol. The majority of Glacier Bear are taken in the Yakutat vicinity. I do manage to hit one out of the park every once in a while. FWP wardens and U.S. Forest Service law enforcement notified other hunters and campers in the area and began searching for the bear. From an outsider’s perspective it seems simple enough, dump some bait in the … Glacier Guides is a second-generation Alaskan family-owned outfitter, with Master Guide Alisha "Mutts" … As the glacier melted, w ater came rushing out over the land. lead SWC and 8.5 grains of dirty old Unique powder. Warning shots were fired in the air with a 9 mm pistol. I interviewed  Clint Henson, one of the investigating officers. 13. In this short film, KUIU'S Brendan Burns makes his yearly trip in Montana to hunt bears with his friend Jerrod Lile. He fired one more shot into the lungs of the downed bear, which rendered his revolver empty. I know someone who is really well respected in the art of making knives, and handcrafts some of the finest edges in the world, with some even being made with actual meteorite. After she passed he heard the cubs again, and by squatting down was able to see there were three cubs. The bear was knocked from his feet and hit the ground hard. He turned around, and looked. The survivors retreated to the ship. At one point, the hunter fell 15 feet from the tree and then managed to climb back up. while pointing to the right. All were killed with multiple hits from the .45 caliber pistols. Not wanting to hit Rory, hoping to get the bear to release his son, he shot the bear in the hip. “I was just hoping my radio was still in my vest pocket and it was,” he said. The bear drove the humans from their food and possessions. 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. Mike shot it in the chest, causing it to run off. With the dying bear still struggling, a final round finished him off. He fired six shots from a .44 magnum. My name is Rod Black. Four were against black bears. amzn_assoc_title = "Thinking of Bear Hunting? 4. Two backpackers from Sanders County reported shooting an adult female grizzly bear in self-defense on a forested trail near Dad Peak in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, wildlife officials said. Some cases are still in progress and will be included in the next update. 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