Gross pulled out his flare gun. Stinnett, a county fire and rescue chief, said he approached and was about 25 feet away when the bear charged him on all fours. He has a new tattoo on his arm: a polar bear surrounded by six stars, one for each of his travel mates. 26 June, 1987, Montana: Grizzly Bear Killed After Biting Warden in Montana Forest  .357 magnum, Pictures at Field and Stream Article here. We have found three cases where a 10 mm pistol was used to defend against bears. To summarize, we have found 93 verified cases where handguns were used to defend against bear attacks. Dyer was in critical condition, they were hundreds of miles from help, and Isenberg hadn’t practiced medicine in 15 years. The resident did not believe the pellets used to shoot the adult bear would kill it, only scare it. Roy came into town and purchased a Glock 20 10mm auto now. One ran off and was later killed by officials. Of the 37 attacks, there was only one failure, giving a success rate of 97%. As his head sagged to the ground, I shot him three more times in quick succession, out of fear and anger. He’s goooood. By August of 2019, we have found ten more cases, making 73 cases, with three failures, for a success rate of 96%. They knew it was me. Grizzly Page 214-215 Safe with Bears. “Fearing for his life, and the lives of his children, the deputy fired several rounds from a handgun toward the bear,” the release stated. 19 March, 2015, Norway: Polar Bear attack stopped in Svalbard island, with .44 magnum handgun. By ANDREW CHANG. 1936, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 267 .22 Rimfire  Reference January 31, 1936 black bear. In the last week in July, 2016, Phil Shoemaker had use a 9mm pistol to kill a grizzly that was threatening his clients and himself. 2009 Nevada City Nevada, .44 magnum, black bear, Reported by Nevada Bear Biologist Carl Lackey. For decades I was a behind the scenes volunteer at a 1700s reenactment National Park that was self-funded unlike any other national park. The killing Friday is believed to be the first instance of a hiker killing a grizzly in the park's wilderness. 8. Steven Vouch reached for his gun when he realized he was being attacked, but it wasn't there. On Saturday night, a bear wandered into town and wouldn't leave, even after Officer Brian Hughes tried to scare it away by clapping his hands and firing his gun into the ground, Weymouth said. The bear retreated, he heard cubs and knew the bear was a sow. Alex reloaded his revolver to ensure he had a full six rounds available and gave the bear a chance to put some distance between them. I could feel bones popping and breaking in my head, but I didn’t feel any pain. When the sow came after him, he was able to shoot and kill it with a .22 pistol. The bear was moaning, his huge head still moving, as Brush aimed the Ruger to fire a finishing shot. The bear was hit three times in the chest and then ran away, climbed up a tree, and the fire department had to cut the limbs to get him down., 1936, Alaska: From More Alaskan Bear Tales Page 267 .22 Rimfire  Reference January 31, 1936 black bear, From Spitsbergen: Svalbard, Franz Josef, Jan Mayen, 3rd Brant travel Guide, by Andres Umbreit, 7. Officials say the camper woke up to hear the bear going through an ice chest. One was successful against a grizzly. Response by Park rangers. But in the early morning darkness after Halloween in 2013, Ayotte risked his life — and suffered serious injuries — to save a stranger from a polar bear attack outside his home. “I barely had time to get the hammer back for another shot before she reached me,” he said. Starving, injured bear killed woman and baby, says Canada coroner. Sources – Mountain Men & Grizzly by Fred R. Gowans Reports indicate that another camper at a nearby campsite shot at the bear several times with a handgun at close range after the attack. Then, as the sow came at him again, he fired 10 more shots from his Ruger .22 pistol. Two bow hunters were returning from their bow hunt. “He shot at it five times before it finally stopped and then once it was on the ground, it was still moving. But soon, he was facing another, much larger, problem. But instead of fear or panic, he was filled with a great sense of calm. The Todd Orr case was not included. Polar bears are found in coastal Arctic regions of Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Norway and Russia, split up into 19 distinct sub-populations, figures from the World Wide Fund for Nature show. When she arrived I finished the bear.”. While the searchers were talking at the scene, a bear suddenly came running out of the bush and an RCMP officer fired two shots at it with is 9-mm handgun, Colwell said. The … October 6, 2007, Montana: From (Tom Miner Basin), .44 Magnum grizzly. His commanding officer told him a lion had been cornered back at the Thompson home. Bear and human populations are increasing. amzn_assoc_asins = "1510709797,081299406X,0963986988,1483425789,0689815816,1983175498,1795614641,B076LFH34X,0913305170,0914697331,1571573461,1578334527,0811702693,B017OA0RWE,1620877015"; There were eleven cases where combined arms were used to defend against bears. 21. The attack was reported to Fish and Game but was not published the consistent incident recorded in USGS database. “Rich!” she screamed, yelling for Gross. The two tourists defended themselves with a .22 calibre pistol which proved ineffective. In July 2018, Aaron Gibbons was visiting nearby Sentry Island—roughly 10 kilometres from Arviat—with his three young children, when a polar bear approached the group. It’s also alive in the Asian ones, but they tend to be separate from the rest of us. They both went flying from the log, claws flying and teeth snapping in midair. The polar bear was found dead in a parking lot by the nearby airport after being shot by onlookers, the governors office said. To Brandridge, it smelled like death. That was sufficient. Three failures out of 93 handgun cases where handguns (not handguns and long guns) were used to defend against bears translate to a 97% success rate for the use of handguns against bears. When a grizzly bear charged Michael Weiman's wife, Marianne, and their dog, Mojabe, Michael heard the screams and rushed to her aid with a .44 magnum. Kim had a Glock model 20 10 mm pistol with him. On July 27, the rest of the hikers arrived at the hospital. 5. One of his deputies was bitten on the leg by an escaped bear in September. I'm glad Roy is okay. The bear attacked him and he was unable to fire his pistol. It was down on all fours, eyes level with her, huge and white except for the black of its eyes and nose. September 2010, Wyoming: Elk Hunters at Bruin Creek, Thorofare Country .44 magnums, .45-70 rifle. 2. I believe the claim was made in good faith. The next morning, the approximately 800 lb bear was found dead, about 1/2 mile away. Updated: September 16, 2019. Alex was obligated to follow it up, and, fortunately, found it dead a short ways into the woods. We have found eight cases where .45 caliber pistols were used to defend against bears. I am all too certain that many of the situations that Dean researched for the well written article here, would have resulted in a mauling and quite possibly death had those under attack not been armed. The group included Bob and Marietta Herron and their friend, Bill. An unidentified person managed to haze the bear away, but after the group returned to the picnic, the bear returned once more. When those efforts didn't work, he felt he needed to protect his home and his family at that point,” CPW Wildlife Officer Steve Cooley explained. Isenberg could see Dyer’s carotid artery, the principal blood supplier to the head and neck. I urge people to send in all documented cases of pistol defense against bears, including all failures. Between bear raids, both men yelled and frantically sought the pistol (having forgotten the shotgun). Fatal bear attacks in North America have occurred in a variety of settings. The bear also reportedly slipped into Tietbohl’s garage in the days before it was shot. “How are you feeling?” Brandridge asked the hiker. August 15, 2015, Wyoming: Grand Teton National Park: Fisherman fires warning shots with .44 Magnum, Deters Grizzly Bear Attack. 14-year-old Clint Reynolds shoots the bear seven times with a .357 revolver. It just kept coming,” Battle said. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; 29 July, 2016, Alaska: Kim Woodman Kills Charging Grizzly with 10 mm. September, 2013, Wyoming: Thorofare Country south of Yellowstone, Grizzly at 10 feet, .44 magnum and .357 magnum, (report from 2015). Addition 29 July, 1994,  Moose International Airport Camp, 70 miles southeast of Cordova, Alaska, Grizzly, .44 Magnum page 127, Ellie Florance, Some Bears Kill, Larry Kanuit. The expedition crew was told many stories by the Mandan Indians, ... Of those who survived a grizzly bear attack, Hugh Glass and Jedediah Smith are the most famous. Only a few hundred people went to the park each year, and Gross wanted to be part of that club. If you know of such a case, or one that can be supported with witnesses and/or pictures, but was not published, please submit it. Some cases are still in progress and will be included in the next update. 4. On 1 September, 1995, two male tourists were attacked by an adult male bear … He was forced to kill the bear with a shot from the .44 magnum S&W model 29. The bear ran off and collapsed about 40 yards away, dead from the gunshot wound, Peralta said. May 28, 2010, Alaska: Denali National Park: Backpacker Stops Grizzly attack with .45 pistol. He fired two warning shots, one in front of each bear. I saw a buckle with a strap running through it. 11. “I fortunately was able to pull my duty pistol, fired one shot, killing the animal instantly. The last death from a polar bear attack in Nunavut was in 2000, about 200km (124 miles) up the coast from Arviat in Rankin Inlet, local authorities said. The muzzle blast and splash from the bullet stopped the charge from 8 feet out. The bear dropped its head down as he fired the last three shots at extremely close range, Greg said it was three feet or less. 23 September, 2008 .40 caliber  Black bear bit deputy in Morrow County Ohio, near Gilead. 6. His first shot was from about 5 feet, into the chest. The landscape was desolate but breathtaking. The sow turned back toward Williams. Tom Sommers attempted to use bear spray but was unable to make it work. Turning his head toward the sound, Brush saw a monstrous brown bear charging toward him. Seager reported the incident to the state’s Fish and Game Department but, nine minutes later, the property owner called to say the bear was back and up in a tree. The fisherman noted that he was near the “worm hole” area of the Snake River located approximately three quarters of a mile downriver from the Jackson Lake Dam. It is also hypocritical that the government are allowed to carry and feel safe, yet they don’t want others to feel safe except by false pretenses ! He was about ten feet away coming up and over the initial log that I had tripped over. 2. They then drove the bear back away from their possessions. Spring of 1969 as detailed in Year of the Bear. He could smell the fishy, oily stench of the bear’s saliva. He also has a teaching channel on youtube. The woman fled into her house, but her dogs slipped out the open door. Everything happened extremely fast, but Greg had moved into the psychological state of tachypsychia, where everything seems to slow down. A rabbit hunter had a .22 rifle for rabbits and a .454 Casull revolver for bear protection. Polar bears, on the other hand, have been known to track and attack humans. Latest. Castañeda-Mendez rejoined the group, and the hikers clustered, following polar bear defense protocol: Stand together. It was located in a bend along the river that needed a dike to surround it to keep safe and dry from spring breakup flooding. He managed to fire two more shots, but with his right arm badly injured he thinks he missed the bear. Ben missed a shot, the managed to get a shot into the bear's stomach. A very aggressive grizzly charged multiple times, and refused to back off from threatening a group of 35 adults and students on an extended canoe trip. The .44 magnum boomed in the night and the boar fell straight down, his head three feet away from where I stood. You'll never feel the recoil nor hear the report. He fired four more times at the bear as it climbed the tree toward him. Emailed photos circulating since June 2006 graphically document injuries sustained by the survivor of a polar bear attack in the Yukon. About 1 am on the fourth day, the bear ignored warning shots and came within 15 yards of the group. 19. “She ended up turning around and for a split second we thought she would leave – but then she turned back and came at us full charge.”. “I brought a 38 pistol to scare it more than anything.”. 1/3 Like you, he’s an artist in the metals, even calling his form of magic “alchemy.”, John Switzer in Colorado also has hold fasts available. The teepee-style shape would give Isenberg, the onetime physician, room to work while protecting Dyer from the wind and the cold. “It was just all adrenaline.”. Then he rose to his feet and put three more 240-grain slugs in it. Roy said the bear was still coming at him, and he fired 3 more rounds into her frontal area. Seven of the eight uses of the .357 magnum were successful. And then he heard noise coming from behind him—the shouts of his friends. Two bullets were recovered at the base of the tree. 9. The elk hunter from Ohio, who’s name hasn’t been disclosed, told FWP wardens and Madison County Sheriff’s Deputies he was walking through blow-down timber when a bear attacked from a very close range. 1. The bear, a three year old female, broke into Elconora's tent. 31 August, 2015, Idaho: Bear Attacked Bow Hunter, Could not  Reach Bear Spray, Drove off Bear with .44 Magnum pistol shots grizzly. There were three uses of a 10 mm handgun, two against grizzly bears, one against a black bear (cinnamon color phase). Fifteen-year-old Chris Moen of Glide, who had drawn the tag, hit the animal in the shoulder with a .338-caliber rifle round, but he and his father couldn’t pick up a trail of blood. Addition 7 November 2019, Gatlinburg Tennessee, .45 ACP, Gregg Sapp, black bear at Motel 6. The sow kept coming toward him, even after he fired shots in the air with the .22 rifle. Then all three started advancing on Leslie again. In addition, for complete data reporting, are eight cases where bears were shot with both long guns and handguns, and one case where the bear was hit by a vehicle and shot with a handgun, making it difficult to determine the efficacy of handguns alone. One of the hikers fired a warning shot with a pistol, driving the bear off. Polar bears, on the other hand, have been known to track and attack humans. The handgun calibers, when known, range from .22 rimfire to .460 Smith & Wesson Magnum. There were 14 .22 caliber holes in her. Three warning shots into the ground near the bear drove it off sufficiently for the couple and dog to escape into their house. The .45 Kimber appeared in his hand and he was firing, with the bear taking up his whole field of vision. Picture of Dolly with bear that attacked her. The incident remains under investigation. it doesnt mean that bears are angry that they attacks human, or are they? Around midnight on July 25—20 hours after being attacked by the polar bear—Matt Dyer was finally admitted to Montreal General Hospital. amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "ammoland-20"; Two. 14 April, 2006, Tennessee: From .380 defense against 350 lb+ black bear. Ranger Ellis fires 11 times while rangers Gilliland and Dalrymple each fire 5 times, dropping the bear 12 feet away. The bear charged the man, knocking him to the ground and scratching his face. My wife an I often walk a main road and have encountered bears. The bear stopped, turned around, and walked away. 1. You need not rely on my judgment or that of my colleagues. Joe was answering a call of nature when he heard the bear coming. Latest. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; The stakes are high: this Nunavut community lost one resident to a polar bear attack not long ago. There was one use of a .45 Super pistol. At 4:20 a.m., Isenberg announced that Dyer was stable. Jerry Ruth saw the grizzly for just a fraction of a second before it was on him. “It ran back into the alders and he could hear it wheezing.”. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; 27 May, 2019, Alaska, Turnagain Arm Trail, Pistol, caliber unknown, Black Bear, “Just coming straight at them with its head down, not phased by yelling, waving arms, or even the dogs barking at it. Article from The Blue Press November 2002 Issue #125. Upon examination, the bear was old and in poor condition. When the first shot didn't faze it, I fired the second time, and it turned into the ditch, and I shot three more times, and it went down,” said Boyd. Shot by Beverly “Dolly” Walker. If a bear came their way, at least they could see it. Two others were killed including a 16-year-old runner who got separated from his group. There were three uses of a .454 Casull revolver. But likely not an incident that will result in any charges: officials say that based on the investigation, the man who fired the weapon acted in self-defense. The bears were always roaming through our trash dumpsters, and could really lay a life-changing fear… Read more ». We have found four cases where .40 caliber pistols were used to defend against bears. At one point, the hunter fell 15 feet from the tree and then managed to climb back up. Published 24 May 2018. amzn_assoc_linkid = "6dda07226f1b23d7a6a947ec8d3300b1"; amzn_assoc_title = "More Reading"; 16. PAYSON, AZ – Authorities found two bear cubs after an archery deer hunter fatally shot an adult female bear with a handgun when it charged him in the Payson area. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; The criteria for inclusion in this study is a pistol had to be fired to defend against a bear or bears. The bear backed off a bit. He then radioed for help. He stayed outside, watching the bear for an hour, until he took a nap. He said, “She shook her head and kept coming. amzn_assoc_linkid = "c2056e3fdfd7438f7034500fc10aa784"; “I had my hand by my side,” he said. The eight with both long guns and handguns are included in the interest of complete data reporting. Addition, July, 2005, Russel Gillespie, Seward, Alaska, as emailed to Larry Kanuit on 22 May, 2007. We found seven cases where 9 mm pistols were used to defend against bears. Eight were against black bears, one was mortally wounded but finished off with shotgun slugs, five were killed, another ran off, superficially wounded, the eighth ran from a warning shot. After being hit, in short order, with three 300 grain slugs from a .44 magnum Ruger Blackhawk, and four 600 grain slugs from a 12 gauge, the bear retreated. Knute, Those are nice. The bear charged him. That was an enjoyable read with reality based information. I had no expectation that the pistol would kill the bear. By 8:30 a.m., the clouds were lifting. “I know I hit it,” Stinnett said. As he fell, he bit at the ground and ended up with a mouthful of sod. The chopper touched down around 8:30 a.m. at Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station, a hub for scientists, visitors, and park staff. The killing occurred in the original Mount McKinley National Park portion of the Denali, which was expanded by two-thirds in 1980. Using a pistol to defend against bear attacks is a viable option. amzn_assoc_region = "US"; But the bear grabbed his calf, pulled him back and went for his groin. Too bad in this case the bear didn’t get a chance to take the dumb S.O.B. Handgun and ammunition technology have greatly improved since 1883. 1. At that point the sow was 15 yards away. amzn_assoc_asins = "149302941X,B011RQ0IXY,0762773251,B07QQVDG8P,158574557X,1592282709,B01HDVC4Q6,1645171345,B00T6TN6WA,B01DG174QW,1525548514,0762791292,B01CYMNJK4,B01MDRNR1Z,144492172X,B018D2H2IE,1684126177"; Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973. The guy survived the bear attack. amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; Around midnight on July 25—20 hours after being attacked by the polar bear—Matt Dyer was finally admitted to Montreal General Hospital. Likely same event, 24 September, 2019, GYE bear mortality database, attack on Archery hunter close range at Coal Creek BDNF-MT. The plane landed on Nachvak Fjord and deposited the passengers. According to the angler's report, he was fishing when he heard a noise behind him. 3. Another bite pulled away at the top of Bagley’s skull, and wrenched his entire body upwards. Ranger Ellis then states that he “perceived that the bear was well aware of their presence and was stalking them”. The black bear ran off. Vic said, ” Her front bows moved like black lightning… the staccato of her claws rebounding off the door and frame…. 2. Tom fired a shot, and the bear did not come back. The animal ran off and was found dead the next day behind the town offices. A fight ensued between the adult bear and the dogs, during which the woman attempted to scare the bear away. Dyer had sometimes thought about how it would feel before he died, what that terrifying last moment would be like. Walt Earl was a government trapper and hunter who also guided hunters. He continued to yell at the bear, and it eventually left with the cub. Then he fell onto his stomach, dug his face into the dirt and covered his neck. His friend from Chicago bolted back down the trail. Another mention, Deputy Stuart Mattix the deputy. The group had set up camp on an Island. “I got it out and started radioing mayday, which nobody answered.”, 8. 13. It is likely the bear was not hit in that incident. We have found thirteen cases where the handguns used to defend against bears were not identified. In August 2014, accompanied by two armed Inuit guards, Dyer revisited his former campsite. By the time the pistol was emptied and a knife drawn, one man was dead and another badly injured. “I frantically called my wife on my cell phone and told her to bring a rifle. About 75 feet from the campsite, they found Dyer’s crumpled, blood-drenched body. May 18, 2018, Wyoming: Cora, 460 Smith & Wesson magnum Grizzly. One dangerous dude for real. The man, identified as 31-year-old Aaron Gibbons from Arviat, put himself between the children and the bear and was attacked, causing fatal injuries. There were four uses of .40 caliber handguns, all against black bears, all successful, all of the bears were killed. Dyer’s stretcher was taken to the medic tent, where Brandridge inventoried and cleaned Dyer’s wounds. He had a clear shot at the side of her head but decided not to fire. A .22 pistol is perfectly fine to carry in the woods. While the Parks Canada website “strongly encourages” visitors to hire licensed Inuit bear guards who have taken a special safety course and are permitted to carry guns, Chase and Gross talked to an outfitter familiar with the area who told them that flare guns, bear spray, and electric fences offered the necessary protection. Without losing its grip on Dyer’s head, it moved toward the water. He held Dyer’s hand and prayed. He shot the bear deliberately off-center in the head with the .38, fearing the bullet would glance off the skull, and it “slumped”, but did not go down. Then he lay still as the animal gnawed and clawed at him. The other hikers came out. More Survival. 1. This time, the man, apparently concerned about several “items” at the scene, retrieved a “large caliber handgun” and fired a single shot from approximately 20 yards away, killing the bear. amzn_assoc_asins = "B004NKSPR8,B001DQ76JI,B07FQWVM2S,B082LMYKJG,B07KX7SQ7H,B07QPPS22N,B06XSNLWSR,B07KX77BX7,B000J4U5AW,B000EP5UUQ,B0007VO7H4,B004NKSPXC,B0016WVQJU,B01HC2FXAK,B07GVSHG61,B07XW7VNRR"; 2. Chase’s husband, Kicab Castañeda-Mendez, 63, a quality-improvement consultant, would be joining them as well. I swear as seldom as uses… Read more ». We have found twenty-eight (updated 8 March 2020) cases where .44 magnum revolvers were used to defend against bears. Another five people of the crew set out separately with only a .22 pistol and a flare gun. Roy was up on the edge of his property tending his fence line, when out of the brush she was a coming straight at him with her ears back. Alex drew his revolver as the bear stood up and roared. A failure to use a handgun or bear spray in a pack, or a rifle slung over the shoulder without a round in the chamber, should not be counted as a failure of the method to defend against bears. On 1 September, 1995, two male tourists were attacked by an adult male bear on a remote island in eastern Svalbard. The sow was found there, dead from two .22 rounds that had reached her vitals. Castañeda-Mendez was walking barefoot in the water when Dyer saw something coming toward them. Alaska: Skilak Lake, Kenai Peninsula, From More Alaskan Bear Tales page 271, Maurice Goff and Jack, detailed account without date. 3. That’s when investigators say the homeowner reloaded with rubber buckshot and fired two rounds at the cubs. Battered and bloodied, Thomas got to his feet and scrambled back to the top of the ridge where he could use his cellphone, which still worked despite being damaged. In Thursday’s attack, the hunter told officials he was eating lunch under a tree when he spotted the bear and her cub in a watering hole. I was paralyzed by fear and terrified that the bear would come back from out of the darkness and resume his attack on me at any moment. One warning shot was fired in the air as the bear approached. From behind the flimsy barracade of twigs, I took aim for her throat, and yelled for the dogs to take her. After repeatedly asking my brother to go, he somehow made it to the truck and turned on the lights. Rocket, that old redbone hound, charged up into the bear, sinking his teeth into the sow's side. The first thing the group did was set up camp 150 yards from the shore. The stakes are high: this Nunavut community lost one resident to a polar bear attack not long ago. The two cases with both .357 and .44 magnum pistols are included in the 93 pistol cases. The process was repeated, with first one man being attacked and then the other. Alex found himself spending the night alone close to the location of the first shooting. of Fish and Game Lt. Marty Markham told The Sheet the shooting occured at approximately 5 p.m. on Forest Service land. Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard victims. S ince the establishment of the Polar Bear Alert Program in 1983, serious attacks have been rare. I know someone who is really well respected in the art of making knives, and handcrafts some of the finest edges in the world, with some even being made with actual meteorite. Four grizzly bears were killed, one grizzly ran off and was not recovered, one black bear was wounded and ran off, the other black bear was killed. Brenner fired twice at the center of the hulking shape closing to four or five feet away. The next morning was cold and rainy, and the hikers loaded their daypacks and went exploring. It started with this observation: On the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. There have been several in the bears' wilderness habitats involving hikers, hunters, and campers. “I thought, ‘Oh no, this is going to be bad,'” said Byrum, who could see smoke coming out of the bear's fur where he had shot him. Six of the combination handgun and long gun cases involved .44 magnum revolvers. After all, to a starving polar bear, a human is just meat. Defensive attacks are the most common type of bear attack. As you claim “legions”, it should not be too hard. Protecting Yourself in a Defensive Attack. This case is not classified as either a handgun failure or a success. AFP/Getty Earlier this month Patrick Flinders, 16, escaped with his life while his friend, Horatio Chapple was mauled to death by a polar bear during a trip to the Arctic Circle. image caption Horatio Chapple was mauled to death by a polar bear during an Arctic expedition The leader of an Arctic expedition in which a polar bear ripped an … He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before. She acted as if she did not notice him. We have found one case, which was successful, where a .44-40 Ruger revolver was used to defend against a bear. A POLAR bear mauled to death a British teenager and severely injured four others in an attack on a camp site. The revolver was placed in the archery hunter's pocket, so it was likely a 2″ barreled 5-shot revolver. After what seemed like an eternity, but was perhaps less than a minute, my brother could see the dark form of the bear moving and began to scream. 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