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Another Bow Hunter Attacked By A Bear, Knife Fight FTW

Apparently, more bow hunters need to read Bulletsfirst.

Why you should ALWAYS carry a sidearm when you go hunting

In another case where a bow just wasn’t enough to stave off a bear attack, an member of a hunting in Minnesota wounded a bear with an arrow after which the bear took off into the woods.  The archer and his hunting companions decided to do the right thing and follow the bear to and finish the kill.  They tracked the animal by the blood trail that it left.

The group came upon the bear unmoving and assumed it was dead.  That happened to be the wrong assumption as the bear had one more fight in him.  The bear charged the group and singled out one member.  Without any sidearms the man went with what was at hand…his hunting knife.

All of a sudden I heard him screaming,” Craig Lindstrom, one of the hunters, stated. “Literally screaming, screaming and you knew he was being mauled.”

While being mauled by the bear, the unnamed hunter plunged his blade into the bear about 20 times.  Apparently everyone else there was just standing there and watching.

Eventually the stab wounds accumulated and drove the bear off, where it died about 50 yards away from the mauling.

The hunter received two broken arms and a plethora of other bite, scratch and mauling wounds for which he will undergo multiple surgeries to recover from.

Just another example of the need to have a sidearm on hand just in case situations arise where drawing down an arrow is not an option and shooting a bear in the face is a better option than trying to stab it.

With that being said, proper respect for the guy who killed a 525 lb bear with a knife.


  • durabo

    Those who were standing and watching are supposed to be sportsmen? Let’s hope “Davy Crockett” severed all relations with them!

    • Bullets First

      You know durabo, I was thinking the same thing. But without sidearms what were they going to do, jump on the bear with THEIR knives? While that is some serious John Wayne, i can understand their freezing. Plus the bear mauling could have taken 20 seconds and they thought hooping and hollering at it might work. Before thinking to act. Don’t know for sure…but yeah…davy crockett shakes his head in disgust. Then again he was king of the wild frontier and these guys are from New Jersey :o)

      • durabo

        Fortunately, here in Arizona we are allowed to carry defensive handguns while bow-hunting. I’m an AZ Game & Fish volunteer hunter education instructor, and had been advocating firearm carry after I had 14 AK-47-armed drug smugglers pass 15 yards away on a mountain shelf across Tumacacori Mission, on I-19 north of Nogales. Finally, AZGFD saw the need, and began allowing armed bow-hunting. There is a big difference between a long-barreled scoped .357 magnum and a Glock 26 or Springfield XDs: the first would give probable cause for a game management officer to cite a “hunter” for hunting with the wrong device. But then, we “Zonies” lead tha nation on gun rights, together with Texans.

      • ADRoberts

        My Raging Judge with the 6″ barrel should just about take care of the problem. I have het to fire it but I understand that the .454 casull will take down just about anything, including bullet proof vests. It may not penetrate the vest, but it will probably push that vest all the way out the other side.

  • Minnesota is a blue state. Is it possible they were not allowed to carry a sidearm lest someone might hurt themselves? Just wonderin’.

    • Sunshine Kid

      Hence, the words of the second amendment “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”. Any regulation on the carrying of weapons by citizens of the USA is an infringement.

  • ADRoberts

    Respect for the guy? That was a horrible price to pay for such bragging rights.
    The opposite of wise man is fool. Guess which one there four guys ALL are?

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