Bear attack

AKaviator

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I don't have all the details, but my neighbor's 46 year old son was killed by a brown bear. He lives in a small town across Turnagin Arm from Anchorage on the Kenai Peninsula. Apparently he was clearing a trail thru his property to a berry patch when he encountered the bear. He was dead when they found him. Be safe out there!
 

JimP

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That is a scary thing when living in bear country.

Have they determined if it was a sow with cubs or just a ticked off bear that didn't like him in his berry patch?
 

AKaviator

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That is a scary thing when living in bear country.

Have they determined if it was a sow with cubs or just a ticked off bear that didn't like him in his berry patch?
I haven't heard yet. The bear seemed dedicated to the task though. Fish and game have cameras and traps out. They plan to kill it.
 

tim

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A completely loaded and completely emptied 454Casull or 44 magnum firearm would have been better.
when i lived in cooper landing, which is near hope. I did first aid on Craig Medred the anchorage daily news outdoor editor, after he was mauled by a sow with cubs. The teeth marks on the reticle of the scope on the 454 casuall sits in my mind forever. this was in 1992.
At that time, i thought i was invicble and my sheeth knife would stop any bear. my mind changed after that.
My condolences to the family.