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ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Oct 27, 2016 - 4:24am

 kcar wrote:

My God, he's a wall of muscle and fur. Black bears look like house pets next to this. 

Another pic from the story:

 

"They're content, they're happy. If they weren't," Kowalczik pauses as Jimbo licks him, "you would know it."

 
 ...And then you'd turn into lunch. 


 
 The bear expert says: "They'd be better off watching a naturalist show off bears in the wild, or just going out and hiking around and seeing them on their own."

To which I would refer you to the story I posted below.
kcar

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Posted: Oct 27, 2016 - 12:30am

 olivertwist wrote:
'He'll play with you all day if you have the time:' 

 
My God, he's a wall of muscle and fur. Black bears look like house pets next to this. 

Another pic from the story:

photo of man and Kodiak bear playing 

"They're content, they're happy. If they weren't," Kowalczik pauses as Jimbo licks him, "you would know it."

 
 ...And then you'd turn into lunch. 



ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 26, 2016 - 7:04pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
About three miles in, I stepped out into an open meadow and hollered again. A few more steps and I spotted a sow Grizzly bear with cubs on the trail at the upper end of the meadow. The sow saw me right away and they ran a short distance up the trail. But suddenly she turned and charged straight my way. I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully turn back. No such luck. Within a couple seconds, she was nearly on me. I gave her a full charge of bear spray at about 25 feet. Her momentum carried her right through the orange mist and on me. 
Full story and video {#Exclaim} on Todd Orr's page 

 
Update. He's doing really well.
haresfur

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Posted: Oct 18, 2016 - 5:30pm

Grizzly caught on camera mid-moose feast in northern Alberta


olivertwist

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Posted: Oct 14, 2016 - 7:37am

'He'll play with you all day if you have the time:' 

https://storage.googleapis.com/afs-prod/media/media:31ba6805ae434ae097c3af9f8913b9f4/800.jpeg
Proclivities

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 12:36pm

 buzz wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

Frikkin' bears.  He probably paid with a check too, just to make else everyone wait in that oily mist.

 
just grin and bear it
 
At least he wasn't wearing flip-flops that day.
buzz

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 12:34pm

 Proclivities wrote:

Frikkin' bears.  He probably paid with a check too, just to make else everyone wait in that oily mist.

 
just grin and bear it
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 11:53am

 Proclivities wrote:

Frikkin' bears.  He probably paid with a check too, just to make else everyone wait in that oily mist.

 
brutal
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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 11:46am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

He wound up getting a Royal Robbins silk camp shirt, some Maui Jim shades and a camp chair. Last seen at the airport trying to act casual.

 
Frikkin' bears.  He probably paid with a check too, just to make else everyone wait in that oily mist.
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 11:40am

 Proclivities wrote:

What happened to the bear?  Was he able to get those pitons and screwgate carabiners that he needed?

 
He wound up getting a Royal Robbins silk camp shirt, some Maui Jim shades and a camp chair. Last seen at the airport trying to act casual.
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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:57am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Yeah. They're a high-end sporting goods store; I would take some of that "ruined" stuff. 

 
What happened to the bear?  Was he able to get those pitons and screwgate carabiners that he needed?
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:43am

 Red_Dragon wrote:

ick

 
Yeah. They're a high-end sporting goods store; I would take some of that "ruined" stuff. 
Red_Dragon

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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:26am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Oh, I totally forgot to mention this one:
 

 
Why did we close? ...one of our employees bumped a canister of bear spray off of a hook with an elbow. It fell about five feet and basically exploded. The bear spray shot every where, and got picked up by the HVAC system, which moved the aerosolized oil over most of the store... 


 
ick
ScottFromWyoming

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Location: Powell
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Posted: Oct 11, 2016 - 10:21am

Oh, I totally forgot to mention this one:
 

 
Why did we close? ...one of our employees bumped a canister of bear spray off of a hook with an elbow. It fell about five feet and basically exploded. The bear spray shot every where, and got picked up by the HVAC system, which moved the aerosolized oil over most of the store... 

geoff_morphini

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Posted: Oct 4, 2016 - 12:29pm

 haresfur wrote:

There is an "if it isn't true, it should be" story about a group of geologists prospecting in the Yukon Territory, Canada, who decided to try to keep bears away by stringing a wire around their camp hooked up to a battery and big horn. They woke up in the middle of the night hearing BLAAAAAAT! .... BLAAAAAAT! .... BLAAAAAAT! ...

Looked out and a bear was sitting with a fascinated look, playing with the horn a few inches from its face.


 
I was working in Yukon a few years back. One of the members of the geology team was a First Nation local guide. He offered to cook some moose one day in the field. It was pretty strange eating this meal with two guys standing guard, holding shotguns, facing outward from the meal. They said just the hint of cooking moose usually brings the bears running...toward you.  Glad it didn't happen.
kcar

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Posted: Oct 3, 2016 - 10:36pm

 Proclivities wrote:
polar bear
"
Excuse me sir, do you have a few minutes to talk about Jesus?"

 
{#Roflol}

"talk about Jesus" = donate your liver to my afternoon snack...


haresfur

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Posted: Oct 3, 2016 - 3:07pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I know... we're trying not to be judgey too, because he did everything right, we can understand just bookin' it out of there and not thinking she'd come back for him. But the way she charged at him kind of set her apart from "normal" bears anyway. We'd have had that pistol out and ready, especially since his bear spray was gone (you only get one good 5-second fog out of a can of that stuff).

The pepper spray not working was the thing that concerns most people around here... it can be incorrectly done, so that the bear doesn't get it, but she just came right through and doesn't sound like she was fazed at all.

I've always thought that an air horn might be a good thing to carry too... ooh, if they made the pepper spray go off with a BLAAAAAAT! noise too...

 
There is an "if it isn't true, it should be" story about a group of geologists prospecting in the Yukon Territory, Canada, who decided to try to keep bears away by stringing a wire around their camp hooked up to a battery and big horn. They woke up in the middle of the night hearing BLAAAAAAT! .... BLAAAAAAT! .... BLAAAAAAT! ...

Looked out and a bear was sitting with a fascinated look, playing with the horn a few inches from its face.

miamizsun

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Posted: Oct 3, 2016 - 2:51pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I know... we're trying not to be judgey too, because he did everything right, we can understand just bookin' it out of there and not thinking she'd come back for him. But the way she charged at him kind of set her apart from "normal" bears anyway. We'd have had that pistol out and ready, especially since his bear spray was gone (you only get one good 5-second fog out of a can of that stuff).

The pepper spray not working was the thing that concerns most people around here... it can be incorrectly done, so that the bear doesn't get it, but she just came right through and doesn't sound like she was fazed at all.

I've always thought that an air horn might be a good thing to carry too... ooh, if they made the pepper spray go off with a BLAAAAAAT! noise too...

 

wow what a story

yeah i think a loud noise wouldn't hurt in an attempt to scare a bear away

or a potent bear spray the size of a standard fire extinguisher

ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Oct 3, 2016 - 11:37am

 Coaxial wrote:

{#Eek}Holy crap...I know I'm Monday morning afternoon quarterbacking here but damn I do believe I would have had that gun in my hand after that first onslaught as I walked back towards safety...He is one lucky mofo for sure.

 
I know... we're trying not to be judgey too, because he did everything right, we can understand just bookin' it out of there and not thinking she'd come back for him. But the way she charged at him kind of set her apart from "normal" bears anyway. We'd have had that pistol out and ready, especially since his bear spray was gone (you only get one good 5-second fog out of a can of that stuff).

The pepper spray not working was the thing that concerns most people around here... it can be incorrectly done, so that the bear doesn't get it, but she just came right through and doesn't sound like she was fazed at all.

I've always thought that an air horn might be a good thing to carry too... ooh, if they made the pepper spray go off with a BLAAAAAAT! noise too...
Coaxial

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Posted: Oct 3, 2016 - 10:56am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
About three miles in, I stepped out into an open meadow and hollered again. A few more steps and I spotted a sow Grizzly bear with cubs on the trail at the upper end of the meadow. The sow saw me right away and they ran a short distance up the trail. But suddenly she turned and charged straight my way. I yelled a number of times so she knew I was human and would hopefully turn back. No such luck. Within a couple seconds, she was nearly on me. I gave her a full charge of bear spray at about 25 feet. Her momentum carried her right through the orange mist and on me. 
Full story and video {#Exclaim} on Todd Orr's page 

 
{#Eek}Holy crap...I know I'm Monday morning afternoon quarterbacking here but damn I do believe I would have had that gun in my hand after that first onslaught as I walked back towards safety...He is one lucky mofo for sure.
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