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http://www.nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns/us ... ampground/Bear downs 36 cans of beer and passes out at campground
Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier.
Wow, I guess the wild Rainiers will have more to worry about...chumley wrote:Nobody drinks Busch beer!Bear downs 36 cans of beer and passes out at campgroundFish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. The beast then consumed about 36 cans of Rainier
Last winter at the RV park that's all they were drinking. Something about one guy had been getting headaches from his beer, and Busch was the only beer that didn't bother him. I'd switch to water in that case...chumley wrote:Nobody drinks Busch beer!
Re: Bear injures wisconsin hiker near Many Glacier
Postby GNP Jim » Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:52 pm
I would like to take this opportunity to describe the events that lead to my bear attack. Last Tuesday afternoon I was descending from the Henkel /Crowfeet saddle. I was on the Crowfeet side of the drainage when I observed a grizzly sow with two cubs on the Henkel side, roughly 200 yards away. I decided to watch their actions to determine which direction they were moving, because I needed to get past them to continue down. I watched them for an hour as they moved in and out of sight just on and over ridgeline, but never more than 30 feet from where I originally saw them. They just kept digging and eating in the same area. At this point my exit strategy was to traverse below the bears below a cliff band that was well down slope from them. I had clear access (no trees or brush ) to the scree shelf below the cliff band where I would be well out of view of the bears. I proceeded on this route, checking up slope just to make sure the bears were not descending. Once I was traversing along the base of the cliffs (about 10 ft. high) I turned my attention to the route ahead. My mistake! With no warning, I was startled by a loud roar and all three bears leaping down the cliff right at me. The sow landed right next to me with the cubs behind her. She slid just below me, then reached up and grabbed my left leg. The constant roar continued as she picked me up, spun me around and shook me. Fortunately she was holding me face up so I was able reach my bear spray and shoot her directly in the face. She dropped me immediately and left the area. I assessed my situation and had two immediate issues to deal with. I could not see very well because I had bear spray blowback on my face. My leg was also bleeding profusely. I wrapped my leg with duct tape to slow the bleeding. My eyes finally cleared enough to proceed down. I had 2000 vertical feet of mountainside to negotiate and about 3 miles to hike out. Obviously I made it. I am home and doing fine.
Couple of grizzly encounters
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:50 am
There were two grizzly encounters this weekend.
The first ended in a bizarre way- http://flatheadbeacon.com/2015/10/05/hu ... rs-throat/
The second hasn't made the news yet, but occurred on Saturday near Upper Whitefish Lake. Someone I know was walking with a friend, his son and his dog. A grizzly charged the dog and then turned on him. He shot the bear several times with a .17 caliber rifle to no avail (he was grouse and squirrel hunting with his son). His friend shot the bear twice with a .300 rifle which dropped it within 5 feet of the person I know. He called fish & game and they investigated and reported it to the Feds. The bear was estimated at 550 lbs. and was guarding an elk cache that the dog apparently approached. It remains to be seen what happens next. An unfortunate situation, but I am glad he is ok.
this is the one in the article from the Flathead Beacon. It actually occurred near Choteau Montana. He is a bow hunter... Interesting story. He says at the end:wallyfrack wrote:Hunter escapes attack by shoving arm down bear's throat
http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/storie ... 5-17-41-57
“I want everyone to know that it wasn’t the bear’s fault. He was as scared as I was,” Dellwo said.
Sounds like the bears didn't have sufficient food last Fall before they went into hibernation. But, the presence of more cubs seems to contradict that. In lean years they don't usually reproduce record numbers of young. My guess is the lack of food because of the drought, same as the areas around Phoenix, Payson....?Grasshopper wrote:Interesting.. I wonder what prompted this years change.AZLOT69 wrote:Usually bears aren't spotted out of hibernation until May or June, Bryant said, but she's seen them as early as March and April this year.