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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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Big Bear - (Warning! Hunting pictures attached)

Okay everyone, I got this emailed from a friend who is visiting her family in alaska....just wanted to share it with everyone and get some opinions.....





"This is real! Take a look at the pictures!!

Jamie

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Jamie,

Here is the bear story. Big frickin' bear dude. Love, Bran



>How would you deer hunters like to run into one of these? ? ?
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> BEAR STORY
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> The downloaded pictures are of a man who works for
>the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear.
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> He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear
>charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum
>semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him.
>The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in
>the head.
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> The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood
>12' 6" high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It's the
>largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.
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> Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let
>him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and
>placed on display at the
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> Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved when
>in the wild.
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> Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and
>Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans
>in the past 72 hours including a missing hiker.
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> The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had
>originated, found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from
>the pistol was the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been
>found.
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> Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the
>grizzly with four shots (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber
>slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only
>wounded the bear and probably angered it immensely.
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> The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the
>bear's own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.
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> Think about this:
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> If you are an average size man; you would be level with the
>bear's navel when he stood upright. The bear would look you in the eye
>when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider
>that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to
>an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a
>two story house and look in the bedroom windows.
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Personally I feel really sorry for the bear...but I guess if it's true he'd ate a person then something needed to be done....but man, shouldn't these people in the Alaskan wild be more careful or something....I dont know I guess I'm just troubled by it...
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-09-2005, 04:57 AM
 
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I feel sorry for the bear as well, having watched a show the other day about alaskan bears and how they are attacking more people due to loss of their natural habitat. I feel sorry for the bears that come out of hibernation only to find that they have nowhere to go. The fact is there are too many bears and not enough forest. This particular bear seems to have taken up eating hikers because of lack of natural resources in his area.
In my experiences living in a tiny remote town on vancouver island where pratically everyman was a "deer hunter" i have heard a lot of tall tales. Some (not all) of these men claimed that a bear had charged them and blah blah blah but really it turned out that they just wanted a nice bear skin rug, free of cost. But im sure that if this particular bear had eaten a hiker days before that it most likely was coming at the hunter.
I say stop hunting deer, leave the poor deer alone and then you wont come into contact with bears.
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http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp

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Anytime I see a story that starts with :
"This is real..."

I assume internet/urban myth.

Thanks Steph..

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I would've considered it true, until I saw those pictures!! That's unreal! I figured if it wasn't already posted that it was a farse, I'd go and check snopes... But looks like Steph already did that for me!


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Wow, I guess the pictures are of a real bear and weren't photoshopped or anything... But I have to warn anyone who reads that snopes thing... There is a nasty picture at the end of a body, "presumably" a real picture... But either way, uhhh gross.

Just a heads up if you don't have a strong stomach.


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what was that! that was soooo fake it not even funny
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this is a very old thread

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