The injured policeman shot the 180-kilogram (397-pound) bear five or six times with his service pistol. Part of the agreement we had with the citizens of Galena, was to also act as fire station central. Page 312-313 Safe with Bears. Addition July, 2002, Alaska, Mantakusa River Cabin 100 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska, Brent Hughes, .44 magnum S&W, black bear. The bear did not notice him immediately. Two were killed, one was killed later,  with additional shots, by responding authorities. From Yellowstone-bearman.com: Ranger Ellis was standing with ranger Gilliland and Willy Fulton to his left. ‘’I wouldn’t want to have another go-round,’’ the 60-year-warden, Lou Kis, said from his hospital bed after undergoing surgery for the bite, which was so powerful that it broke the leg bone below the knee. One was successful against a grizzly. The woman fled into her house, but her dogs slipped out the open door. What a place! Greg said: Oh f*ck! .45 Colt Single Action loaded with 255 gr. Several others have been found. Twentieth Century. 15. He worked all over the Middle East as a private military contractor, and has many kills under his belt. We have found one case where .45 Super pistol was used to defend against a bear. lead SWC and 8.5 grains of dirty old Unique powder. “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. 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 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. “Fearing for his life, and the lives of his children, the deputy fired several rounds from a handgun toward the bear,” the release stated. There was the use of a .357 against an Alaskan grizzly by a geologist on 20 June, 2010. 28 July, 1996, Arizona:  .44 Magnum used to stop black bear attack, AZ Republic, page 39 -Newspapers.com, Comprehensive article from Gun Watch published in 2017. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; The group had set up camp on an Island. Addition 4 August, 2019, Montana, Cabinet Mountains .357 and .44 magnum pistols, Grizzly. Government geologist George Scott had an ATC (Authority to Carry) while in the performance of official duties. 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. He fired two warning shots, one in front of each bear. RC Harrop, page 210, Safe with bears. When searchers approached the cache, the bear charged, and was shot and killed. The bear was charging uphill at the time. There were three uses of a .454 Casull revolver. All were successful. email from Sgt Lance Plough/964 Morrow County Sheriff's Office. Greg told me: “Everything went into like, time lapse.” “It seemed like it took forever!”. 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. It started to move away, then began to return. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; "; The ability to publish and search for these incidents has increased over the years. June or July, 1991, Ontario, Canada, Garden Lake, black bear, .357 magnum (Colt Python) Mentioned in Comments on Ammoland. I carry a S&W Model 629 Mountain Gun when in bear country. Kluting fired off a warning shot into the creek. Another grizzly was shot while charging. As the pistol fired, Byrum tripped over a tree stump behind him. 8. TOTAL focus is ON the BEAR!! amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; He was too badly injured. The muzzle blast and splash from the bullet stopped the charge from 8 feet out. The bear would not disengage. (Ellis 2003, pg 3). Addition 1960 .22 black bear, Lake north of Minto, Alaska. The .45 Kimber appeared in his hand and he was firing, with the bear taking up his whole field of vision. 20 October, 2011, Ohio: Zanesville, escaped bear, duty pistol,   .40 caliber (from Muskingum County Sheriff's Office). The group’s canister of bear spray was in a backpack by their horses. Two were wounded and not recovered. Two were against black bears. Addition 11 May, 2003 published 14 May, 2003, Combination .44 magnum and .30-06  Kenai Peninsula  Anchorage Daily News as recorded in geocatching forum. With an abundance of diverse wildlife and expansive hunting terrain on both public and private lands, Western Montana’s Glacier Country is prime for the hunt. The hunter shot both with a pistol. We have found thirteen cases where the handguns used to defend against bears were not identified. In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year. I was there as both a structural and crash firefighter in order to aid in the recovery of attack craft there to intercept the Russians during their flyovers of our airspace in their nuclear armed Bear and Backfire bombers. “There were glacier bear hunts that were marketed there. 3. I carry 265 gr, Hornady soft points in a maximum pressure hand load of H-110. But the bear grabbed his calf, pulled him back and went for his groin. As a gunsmith I have to do both metal and wood, but I prefer metal. The bear altered its course, and Maurice scrambled for a tree. If a handgun was not fired, the incident was not included. Also, within my hunting areas, is the highest concentration of Glacier Bear, the rare “blue” phase of Coastal Black Bear. I wish I was half that good. The hunter, who officials did not identify, climbed the tree to escape. Tom Sommers attempted to use bear spray but was unable to make it work. Likely same event, 24 September, 2019, GYE bear mortality database, attack on Archery hunter close range at Coal Creek BDNF-MT. It was unclear what led up to the shooting, 11. See what has been published about Glacier Guides, See what past guests are saying about Glacier Guides, Stay at Glacier Bay's hand-crafted log cabin, Bear Track Inn, See what you need to know when visiting us in Alaska, If you are looking for travel insurance, we recommend checking out our preferred provider, 2021 Photos & Text Copyright - © Glacier Guides Inc The bear was moaning, his huge head still moving, as Brush aimed the Ruger to fire a finishing shot. It was waylaid by the lunch, which it began to devour. May 13, 2017, New Hampshire:  Bristol, Officer shoots, kills Aggressive Black Bear with .40 cal Glock. Three failures out of 93 incidents is a 97% success rate for pistol defenses against bears. 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. It just kept coming,” Battle said. One of the bears began to charge at them, according to the release. (Later, I realized that by asking my brother to go into the dark to turn on the lights, I might have sent him to his death – that will haunt me forever.). Flipped it out of my video stand w the sternam, heart & backbone blown out its back. 1971, Idaho: From Guides tales of Adventure,.22 rimfire page 62 black bear. That's when he said he grabbed his pistol. Using a pistol to defend against bear attacks is a viable option. We found six cases involving a .22 rimfire pistol. The instances collected were from 1883 to 2009. Joe was answering a call of nature when he heard the bear coming. The bear returned, continuing the threat. The next morning, approached the outhouse with toilet paper in one hand and the Python in the other. Daily charters are available during the season. 3. Even some of the vaunted magnums.”. Wyckoff was helping friends track a wounded bear May 31 on the last day of the hunting season. The grizzly bluff charged several times, blocking their return to camp. 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. The bear got up near him. In 1960 Francis Cannon and her two friends flew into a lake a little north of Minto, Alaska. We are renowned for having four different color phases of bear. 6. There was no huffing, no snapping of jaws, no bluff charges. During the attack and defense, Harrop had the hammer fall on an empty chamber two times. Battle says in that case, hikers reported seeing a bear above them on a hill. "; Mr. Lorenz lifted the gun and set it off, just four feet above her head. Numerous other examples exist. With eight rounds left in my 10 round clip, I pulled the trigger with my sights on the swaying bruin's throat. The second attack happened about 6:30 p.m. as two archery hunters from Washington were walking north toward Cottonwood Creek. Two were killed without assistance, one while biting the victim's leg. Our research looks at all cases that can be reasonably verified in print or video, or by interview. The family exited their vehicle and were walking up the driveway when they rounded a corner of the home and saw three bears near trash cans. The bear, a three year old female, broke into Elconora's tent. They say the homeowner left the kitchen window open during the night and then heard a noise. Williams said he was trying to climb up the tree when the sow got to him. He fired one shot, and the bear ran 40 feet and expired. “, Brush finally fell on his back on the edge of the road. Police later shot the bear. Addition July, 1992, near the town of Central, Alaska, Grizzly, .357 revolver. 26 September 2018, Montana: bow hunter stopped attack by sow grizzly and nearly grown cub. Glacier Guides is the longest-tenured outfitter operating on the Tongass National Forest, America's largest National Forest. September of 1956 or 1957 Highland Valley, Geologist Alex Burton, Highland Valley, British Columbia, .357magnum Colt revolver, Black Bear. A grizzly bear that emerged from a thicket and charged two backpackers in the backcountry of Denali National Park and Preserve was shot and killed by one of the two who was carrying a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to park officials. I swear as seldom as uses… Read more ». 9. The bear eventually died. amzn_assoc_title = "Got Bear Spray? California Dept. He had to kill a black bear and cubs in a depredation hunt. Two were successful against black bears; both were killed. The group included Bob and Marietta Herron and their friend, Bill. The fisherman noted that he was near the “worm hole” area of the Snake River located approximately three quarters of a mile downriver from the Jackson Lake Dam. An armed adult attempted to scare the bear by firing two shots but the bear didn’t show any fear and wouldn’t leave. Montana bear hunting is pure fair chase, no baiting or use of dogs, in fact we cant even … RC Harrop did not report the use of the .44 revolver, because the group was in Canadian territory when the incident occurred. They said they heard a noise and saw a bear charging at them. I thought I was going to be dinner.”. A month later, in another tent erected a short distance away. One defense with a .22 rimfire against a polar bear was unsuccessful. Addition August, 1986, Tsiu River south of Cordova, Alaska, .357 magnum revolvers, grizzly bear. His friend used bear spray and the bear stopped the attack. We have several reported instances of successful bear defenses with handguns which we are working to verify. The incidents are heavily weighted toward the present. @Dave — Galena. The sow, estimated at 400 to 450 pounds, went down. On 1 September, 1995, two male tourists were attacked by an adult male bear on a remote island in eastern Svalbard. 39 of the handgun defenses listed above are defenses against black bears, or 42%, the same percentage as the last update. As a blacksmith, I make a good machinist! Bear found dead next day or so by park rangers. Nuisance bears are captured, tagged and released using aversive conditioning in an effort to dissuade them from returning to residential areas. 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. The sow turned around and took off with her cubs. We also have a permitted area on the other side of Yakutat Bay in the Russell Fjord area of the Tongass Wilderness. The bear went for his exposed right arm, gnawing and clawing it and chipping the bone off the tip of his elbow. August 15, 2015, Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park: Fisherman fires warning shots with .44 Magnum, Deters Grizzly Bear Attack. 2. Four were against grizzly bears. I believe I fired four or five shots. Warning shots were fired in the air with a 9 mm pistol. The bear dragged Seivenpiper's body almost 1-mile (1.6 km) uphill to a cache. It was wounded and driven off, then euthanized by local authorities (most likely with a rifle). Furthermore, your entire post is just a strawman, as NONE of what you stated was said in this article. This is also the best time to hunt Glacier Bear, a rare blue color phase of the Black Bear found only in Alaska. Mike Herder, a commercial fisherman was awakened by Elconora's screams. 14-year-old Clint Reynolds shoots the bear seven times with a .357 revolver. Tell me how fast that is.”. 2. That was an enjoyable read with reality based information. Walt took refuge on the trunk of a huge pine that had blown down. 21 June 2015, Alaska: Details on Charging Kodiak stopped with a .44 Mag Revolver. 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 started to move toward Alex, and he shot it with the S&W 629 .44 magnum. 6. Alaska hunting guides for dall sheep hunting, caribou hunting, moose hunting, caribou hunting, grizzly bear hunting, brown bear hunting, glacier bear hunting, black bear hunting, wolf hunting, and goat hunting. He only fired one round at the bear, which fell back and stopped moving when shot. Addition, 6 September, 2011, Gravelly Mountains, Montana, Grizzly, unknown pistol. Black bears can vary in color from jet black to white. Glacier Guides is the longest-tenured outfitter operating on the Tongass National Forest, America's largest National Forest. Knute, Those are nice. The dog alerted on something. 16 July, 2002, Seneca Lake, San Carlos Indian Reservation, Arizona, .44-40 Ruger Vaquero, black bear. He said, “She shook her head and kept coming. 2. When a grizzly bear charged Michael Weiman's wife, Marianne, and their dog, Mojabe, Michael heard the screams and rushed to her aid with a .44 magnum. The incident occurred Aug. 2 and the individuals notified authorities Aug. 4 after exiting the backcountry, according to a news release. May/June 2010. That was sufficient. September, 2013, Wyoming: Thorofare Country south of Yellowstone, Grizzly at 10 feet, .44 magnum and .357 magnum, (report from 2015). There was one successful use of a .45 Colt/.410 revolver, the Taurus Judge. “Didn’t have any vocalizations or anything that would indicate defensive behavior. 3. “He was dead. 24 September, 2018, Montana:  Bow hunter used handgun to stop grizzly bear attack .44 Magnums. Three warning shots into the ground near the bear drove it off sufficiently for the couple and dog to escape into their house. I suspect it was not a casual stroll to the plane or a slow walk back to the bear. A failure to use a handgun or bear spray in a pack, or a rifle slung over the shoulder without a round in the chamber, should not be counted as a failure of the method to defend against bears. The bear ran between the cubs and a bank above the trail. 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. He managed to fire two more shots, but with his right arm badly injured he thinks he missed the bear. All were successful. I urge people to send in all documented cases of pistol defense against bears, including all failures. “It all happened in really tight quarters,” he said. Many have suggested that he should have continued firing, but it is hard to argue with success. This example is somewhat controversial. Over the next 30 to 45 seconds, Morris fought with the bear as it bit and clawed, severed his left hamstring, punctured his shoulder, chomped at his head and tossed him around. After a search of the area, using a helicopter, the dead bear was found about 45 yards from where it had been shot. Spring hunts are conducted by glassing the mountains and beaches for bears as they emerge from hibernation, this takes place in April and May. The bear was knocked down, then jumped up and climbed a large aspen tree, where it died. One man was killed, the other injured. Black bear predatory attacks often give potential victims good opportunities to use a handgun effectively. A black bear with cubs had chased Mr. Nutter up a tree. The two men who were hunting said the sow had charged them, said Ron Aasheim, spokesman for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks. And here I thought the Kenai Penisula brownie I shot off my foot with a .454 Casull about 10 years ago got the worst of it. Another five people of the crew set out separately with only a .22 pistol and a flare gun. 6 October, 2017, Montana:  Bowhunters, Spray Failed, 9mm, Grizzly, account from two sources, Todd Orr, and Eye-witness, Beaver Creek. One to the head, one to the chest “Perfect.” At this point, and it being so fast it’s hard to comprehend what had just happened. 12. At one point, the hunter fell 15 feet from the tree and then managed to climb back up. 8. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; 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. “One of the bears charged the deputy and the deputy shot it. Her jaws were 2 inches from my nose when the gun went boom. “Each backpacker had a gun and each fired at the bear, based on the preliminary investigation,” he said. 1. “She ended up turning around and for a split second we thought she would leave – but then she turned back and came at us full charge.”. I lived AK bush for 27 yers & was bear attacked 4 times. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0971035563,B004Q3QRQI,0996655956,1620656930,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; 10. @Knute, Knocked that forensic troll into next Wednesday. I interviewed Alex Burton. We strive to provide unparalleled service and exceptional commitment to each of our guests. For this update, we found another .22 rimfire case, two additional 9mm cases, another .38 special case, three additional .357 magnum cases, another 10mm case, five additional .44 magnum cases (included in the 28 total .44 magnum number), another .45 ACP case, another .454 Casull case, four more cases where the caliber was unknown, and one more case where both .357 and .44 magnum revolvers were used. He exited the sleeping bag, naked, accessed his revolver and light, and crept to the tent entrance. Some links may not work. 29 July, 2016, Alaska: Kim Woodman Kills Charging Grizzly with 10 mm. They look to have enough reach on them and I prefer the curved to the upset style, I think it holds better. Upon exiting, he saw a black bear at the corner of the tent, less than 10 feet away. The bear then snarled and hissed before charging Hughes, who shot it with a handgun. By the time of the original article, I and my associates found 37 instances that were fairly easily confirmed. But then Bobby woke up and saw him standing over me and grabbed his Judge revolver. Justin Norton fired a round from his .44-caliber pistol into the black bear’s stomach, to no avail. By August of 2019, we have found ten more cases, making 73 cases, with three failures, for a success rate of 96%. My hope was that the shot would sting the bear and help scare him away along with the flame and loud report. So, he recalls, he tried to pull the bear’s jaws apart. One lucky shot between the running lights & it was all over. Addition 30 December 2007, Kodiak Island, Alaska, brown bear, .454 Casull revolver. Harrop's efforts were hindered by the necessity of loading the single-action .44, which had been kept unloaded and locked up. 6 September, 2015, Colorado,  Winter Park .45 handgun (Mike Porras) cbslocal.com and Mike Porras CO Fish and Game, black bear. One was a failure against a grizzly bear. out of the gene pool first. The first warning shot sent one bear scurrying several feet up a tree, Leslie said, but the others appeared unfazed. From an outsider’s perspective it seems simple enough, dump some bait in the … Here are three famous cases that were not included as defensive uses of handguns in our research. When Alex arrived at the scene, the Cook had gone back to the dump. amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; Ten were killed without assistance. It was successful. He fired his pistol into the air and at the female bear in attempt to scare it, but the animal didn’t leave. Then, as the sow came at him again, he fired 10 more shots from his Ruger .22 pistol. amzn_assoc_asins = "149302941X,B011RQ0IXY,0762773251,B07QQVDG8P,158574557X,1592282709,B01HDVC4Q6,1645171345,B00T6TN6WA,B01DG174QW,1525548514,0762791292,B01CYMNJK4,B01MDRNR1Z,144492172X,B018D2H2IE,1684126177"; Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. Alex fired a shot into the ground in front of it. The cubs remained in the backyard. The attack occurred in Pend Oreille County, Washington State, near Petit lake. The Glacier Bear Lodge owns a 28 ft fishing charter boat, it has twin 250hp Yamaha outboards, a 9'6"" beam and is maintained and operated by Captain Ty. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; 2. The bear was distracted neither by warning shot nor flare and attacked one of the party. 5. "; She stood 20 feet away, with all her attention focused on my throat. Super info! Hope you have a nice day. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; 25. His fiance’ and a one-year-old child were also in the tent and were able to escape unharmed and sound the alarm to other campers in the nearby area. The attack occurred on Friday, 14 April in 2006, in the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee. He just didn’t know it,” Wyckoff said. Reports indicate that another camper at a nearby campsite shot at the bear several times with a handgun at close range after the attack. According to the angler's report, he was fishing when he heard a noise behind him. 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. 1. 6 Oct. 2017, Wyoming: .45 Super Stops Grizzly Bear Charge. 1. There were thirteen cases of handgun defenses against bears where the handgun caliber was not identified. 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. Glacier Guides, Inc. has been providing amazing tours and adventures into the pristine grandeur of Alaska and Glacier Bay National Park since the early 1970's. 1. I'm glad Roy is okay. It worked. Most of the other black bears in southeast Alaska are listed under the subspecies Ursus americanus pugnax. 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? Safe with Bears, page 324. 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. Four were against black bears. 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