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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 10:44:53 AM »


No handgun Eh?
biggest bear I ever killed was a Monroe springer...

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2017, 11:12:55 AM »
Wow......
A bit of buck fever. Notice the attempt to draw and release.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2017, 11:15:02 AM »
pistol wouldn't have done him any good, he never even got a shot with his bow. lucky man!

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2017, 11:16:31 AM »
And for those that think being armed with a firearm in that situation would have made a difference. Doubtful. He was attempting to hunt it with the bow, Would have had to have the handgun up and ready to have made any attempt at a shot.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2017, 11:22:00 AM »
Watch the full video, the bear knew he was there and was exhibiting predatory behavior.  My handgun would have been at high ready bow laying on the ground before the charge began.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2017, 11:36:59 AM »
Something similar happened to club member @luckyman while hunting with a bow. If I remover correctly he made a better shot and came away with only dirty cotten.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2017, 12:17:55 PM »
I thought everybody knew don't ever bring a bow to a bear fight. :sry:

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2017, 12:24:45 PM »
Wonder if he will switch over to modern 8)
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 12:38:15 PM »


No handgun Eh?


This was in Canada.   It's pretty tough to own a sidearm for self defense up North.
biggest bear I ever killed was a Monroe springer...

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 01:34:09 PM »
Watch the full video, the bear knew he was there and was exhibiting predatory behavior.  My handgun would have been at high ready bow laying on the ground before the charge began.

What was the bear doing that was 'predatory'?  Just curious because I don't know, and be nice to know for future reference.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2017, 01:45:15 PM »
I thought everybody knew don't ever bring a bow to a bear fight. :sry:

This made me actually laugh out loud!

In seriousness though that's kind of scary. I used to carry when archery hunting but haven't in a few years. Makes you think a little.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2017, 01:49:53 PM »
Predatory black bears (almost all are large males) tend to come at you in an indirect way, not stare directly at you, not come in a direct straight line but sort of "wander" towards you then bam, they attack when close enough.  If the bear was confused as to what the hunter was, or wasn't predatory, he'd be standing, sniffing, blowing, huffing, popping and all that jazz.  This bear knew what he was and came in like a predator bear.


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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2017, 01:55:50 PM »
I wonder if the bear was following the man's scent... that is what Luckyman said it appeared like when he encountered his.

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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2017, 01:58:42 PM »
I wonder if the bear was following the man's scent... that is what Luckyman said it appeared like when he encountered his.

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If that were the case then I would have had my gun out when the bear was still way down the road, any bear tracking me is getting shot.


We have no way of knowing that in this vid though.  All I could do is see the wind was swirling and breezy by the silencers on the bow wiggling.  The bear clearly knew where the man was and seen him way off and came in anyways, it didn't even pause before it launched into a charge and attack.  A surprised bear would pause and access, then flee or bluff then flee.  They usually turn their head as if telegraphing their intent to flee.  This one did none of those things.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2017, 01:59:08 PM »
He panicked horribly and got lucky.  My first choice in that situation would be to use the weapon in my hand, the bow and arrow, and drive that arrow as deep as I could into the front portion of the bear and hope enough of a distraction occurs to grab another arrow or a pistol (if I had one).       
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2017, 02:07:17 PM »
I'm not a dangerous game bio or even close, but would say the charge was territorial or defensive and not predatorial.     
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2017, 02:15:19 PM »
He is dang lucky it stopped the attack.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2017, 02:21:48 PM »
 :yeah: He was completely screwed. I'd like to think I'd have put an arrow in it while it was still up on the road.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2017, 03:09:09 PM »
I stuck an arrow in a bear while elk hunting years ago.  Had no choice, we came face to face on a trail about 25ft apart.  It stood up, sniffed, licked, looked behind and I was telling him go away bear.  It was trapped between elk and hunters. When it stopped licking and chattering and looked at me eye to eye with a steely look I knew time was up.  This took around 15-30 seconds (Not sure exactly time slows way down).  I wasn't deep in the woods and wasn't alone and wasn't armed with anything besides a bow.  Arrow blew through neck and bear ran through the herd of elk away from me.  My arrow landed about 5-10ft from my hunt partner who was behind bear in the thick brush watching elk hoping for the Bull to present.  Crazy, ya never know which is why I don't flame people when things go bad unless its total stupidity.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2017, 09:27:41 PM »
Here is a much better vid



I don't think it's predatory anymore, just a nice big dominant bear that got surprised.  He's lucky


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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2017, 03:07:02 AM »
I didn't wait.....


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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2017, 05:58:13 AM »
Yes I had one stalk me right to my blind. his nose was in the dirt and moving fast. I only had a few  seconds and my bow was in my hand. I had a 44 on my side but he would have been in my blind before I got it drawn. I shot and hit high.
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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2017, 08:16:09 AM »
I'd agree that it looks like a predatory bear-- except that the bear stopped the attack and the man survived.  Predatory black bear attacks normally result in the bear eating the victim.  I am inclined to think it was predatory but something happened at the point of contact to change the bear's mind.  That hunter is incredibly lucky.


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Re: Archery Bear attack
« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2017, 10:32:51 PM »
Watch the full video, the bear knew he was there and was exhibiting predatory behavior.  My handgun would have been at high ready bow laying on the ground before the charge began.
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