I received this in an email this morning and thought I'd share.
I haven’t been able to verify the truthfulness of the story yet but so far it does sound legit.
Have I got a story for you guys...
King season is over, and since i had a day off before silvers start, i thought i would go for a walk! this occurred at 11:16 am this morning, just 2/10 of a mile from my house, ON OUR ROAD while walking my dogs (trying to get in shape for hunting season, ironically!) for the record, this is in a residential area-not back in the woods, no bowhunting, no stealth occurring...
I heard a twig snap, and looked back...full on charge-a huge brownie, ears back, head low and motorin' full speed! Came with zero warning; no woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you think or see on TV! It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in about one-second! Totally surreal-I just started shooting in the general direction, and praise God that my second shot (or was it my
third?) Rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet BEYOND where I was shooting from-I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my first shot!
It was a prehistoric old boar-no teeth, no fat-weighed between 900-1000 lbs and took five men to DRAG it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear-its paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer!
never-ever-thought "it" would happen to me! its always some other smuck, right? well, no bull- i am still high on adrenaline, with my gut in a knot. feels like i did 10000 crunches without stopping!
almost puked for an hour after, had the burps and couldn't even stand up as the troopers conducted their investigation! totally wiped me out- cant even put that feeling into words, by far the most emotion i have ever felt at once!
No doubt that God was with me, as I brought my Ruger .454 Casull (and some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it, and managed to draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed!) from the hip! Total luck shot!
Anybody want to write up the story? I have pretty good pictures!!!
Interesting stuff, but the real point of the article needs to focus on what all local here agree on... ADF&G'S MIS-MANAGEMENT OF OUR LOCAL BEARS and how they underestimate our population, wont allow a fair- chase hunt, and consequently our kenai peninsula bears now have no predators, are way too aggressive/bold, and numbers are skyrocketing!
Did you know that last week i had two chase my dog UNDER my daughters trampoline 5 feet from our house! and last summer, we had 13 brownies in our yard! we have bear "proof" garbage cans, no dog food outside, no bird feeders, no fish carcasses/eggs...nothing to contribute to this situation! anyway, as you can tell, i am fed up with it, and wont even hesitate to shoot on sight the next brown bear that sets foot in my yard!!! game on!
All I can say is Praise God for my safety and for choosing to leave the wife and kids at home on this walk! Got a charter tomorrow, so gonna TRY to get some sleep now!
talk to ya soon, -greg
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