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    05 Jan '14 03:37
    Hello,
    I got information on a bear killing in Alaska in e-mail. Apparently, it is based on the story below:

    http://www.bigfishtackle.com/cgi-bin/gforum/gforum.cgi?post=551692;

    However, an investigator of sorts, I Guess, reported the following:

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear5.htm

    Either way, the bear's paw and the bear were large in the 2 pictures that I saw. As for the world's record, the bear was only 10 feet, 6 inches long. Nonetheless, what do you do if a bear such as this charges you in the wild? I don't know about all guns, but could a 338 caliber Winchester Magnum be used to kill this size of a bear? What about a 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle?
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    05 Jan '14 03:41
    Originally posted by KingOnPoint
    Hello,
    I got information on a bear killing in Alaska in e-mail. Apparently, it is based on the story below:

    http://www.bigfishtackle.com/cgi-bin/gforum/gforum.cgi?post=551692;

    However, an investigator of sorts, I Guess, reported the following:

    http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear5.htm

    Either way, the bear's paw and the ...[text shortened]... ester Magnum be used to kill this size of a bear? What about a 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle?
    You die.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    05 Jan '14 04:15
    http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp

    From the interview, it wasn't even attacking or menacing - just another case of "if it moves, shoot it".
  4. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Jan '14 08:21
    So the topic title should be about people killing bears, not bears killing people?
  5. SubscriberKewpie
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    05 Jan '14 09:23
    Seemed to me it was the bear which was on the receiving end of all the danger. 😕
  6. Subscriberdivegeester
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    05 Jan '14 12:21
    Hunting animals for sport is abhorrent.
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    05 Jan '14 12:33
    Originally posted by divegeester
    Hunting animals for sport is abhorrent.
    Sport? Ya if they (both the animal and "man"😉 each had a paintball gun or Nerf bow and arrows.
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    05 Jan '14 14:00
    Originally posted by Great Big Stees
    Sport? Ya if they (both the animal and "man"😉 each had a paintball gun or Nerf bow and arrows.
    I do suppose claws and teeth versus bullets is a little one-sided.
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    05 Jan '14 14:091 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    I do suppose claws and teeth versus bullets is a little one-sided.
    Yes and then there's distance too...not much hand to hand combat although then, in most instances, the advantage does swing in one direction...bad animals.

    Edit: When I go hiking where I know there could be bears, wolves, coyotes or any other beasty that might do me harm, I use a bell or sing or do something to "advise" them of my presence and this is fairly common knowledge, most wild animals don't want to interact with us.
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