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2022-08-18 5:33:45 AM  
Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch
 
2022-08-18 5:34:33 AM  
He should have kept the bear. He has the right to bear arms.
 
2022-08-18 5:48:33 AM  
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2022-08-18 5:50:07 AM  
"The man had a legal right to shoot the bear if he felt threatened, Gonzales said."

These "Stand Your Ground" laws are getting ridiculously specific, aren't they?
 
2022-08-18 5:55:47 AM  
A Steamboat Springs man had a rude awaking Saturday morning when a roughly 400-pound bear flipped the lever doorknob to his home

The homeowner, Ken Mauldin, grabbed a handgun and shot the bear multiple times

Colorado has roughly 12,000 bears and break-ins aren't uncommon in mountain towns. People shooting and killing bears in self-defense, however, is rare, Gonzales said.

Mauldin said he's noticed the frequency of bear encounters in town this summer.
"There seems to have been a significant escalation of bears entering homes this summer that seems to be more prevalent than previous seasons," he said. "It would be helpful, in my opinion, if CPW could escalate their efforts in trapping these bears."


Hey Ken, I have a sneaky suspicion that you are actually quite thrilled about getting to blast a bear with your handgun but it would also be helpful if you locked your doors, which would prevent a bear from just sauntering into your humble abode.

Regardless, Ken is still 1000x more heroic than bear hunters who put out garbage cans full of stale donuts and just wait for an opportune time to shoot something that is balls deep in a carb coma.
 
2022-08-18 5:58:23 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: He should have kept the bear. He has the right to bear arms.


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2022-08-18 6:12:40 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch


Wish the bears had guns, like as smart as you.
 
2022-08-18 6:14:18 AM  
Piss in your pants if it was a white guy.
Black near...hmmm
 
2022-08-18 6:18:38 AM  

ProfessorTerguson: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch

Wish the bears had guns, like as smart as you.


They'd want higher calibers too - sometimes us bastards wear armor and use cover and such.  Maybe equip them with a .50 turret?

/I have enjoyed target shooting in my life
//I have not hunted, I have no desire to kill anything that isn't trying to kill me or someone else that in no way needs killing
///so I'm fine with the right to arm bears - but when they're busting into houses with inhabitants present there's gonna be a problem
////whether the people should be out there or not as far as sane ecological policy etc. - nobody's gonna just shrug and let the bear maul them if they've got a gun available
 
2022-08-18 6:23:47 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: ProfessorTerguson: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch

Wish the bears had guns, like as smart as you.

They'd want higher calibers too - sometimes us bastards wear armor and use cover and such.  Maybe equip them with a .50 turret?

/I have enjoyed target shooting in my life
//I have not hunted, I have no desire to kill anything that isn't trying to kill me or someone else that in no way needs killing
///so I'm fine with the right to arm bears - but when they're busting into houses with inhabitants present there's gonna be a problem
////whether the people should be out there or not as far as sane ecological policy etc. - nobody's gonna just shrug and let the bear maul them if they've got a gun available


... But enough about YOU, Joe...
 
2022-08-18 6:54:03 AM  
Clearly we need more gun control
 
2022-08-18 6:59:08 AM  

Bearishlyphat: Clearly we need more gun control


Well yeah, the guy broke his own banister.
What a mess.
 
2022-08-18 7:02:34 AM  
I hear you have some dog food available.

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2022-08-18 7:08:41 AM  
The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.
 
2022-08-18 7:25:05 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.


LOL.

Listen, I don't want to kill any animal, even though I eat the things.  I cried after hitting a squirrel a few years ago.

but if a bear is in my house, the shotgun with the 00 Buck shells is coming out.  i'm not stamping my foot saying "Go on, Git!".   I ain't fixing to go like timothy treadwell.
 
2022-08-18 7:33:02 AM  

phedex: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.

LOL.

Listen, I don't want to kill any animal, even though I eat the things.  I cried after hitting a squirrel a few years ago.

but if a bear is in my house, the shotgun with the 00 Buck shells is coming out.  i'm not stamping my foot saying "Go on, Git!".   I ain't fixing to go like timothy treadwell.


Google black bear in home.  It happens a lot, almost always ending with a peaceful running off of the bear, which isn't a farking Grizzly like in the Treadwell situation.

If this guy really wanted to be safe, he would have retreated to a locked bedroom, called 911 and let F+G handle the situation.  Standing in close proximity to the bear and shooting it put him in harms way.
 
2022-08-18 7:33:20 AM  

dark brew: balls deep in a carb coma


is how I find myself with your mom after she bakes Christmas cookies.
 
2022-08-18 7:36:54 AM  
Oh look, an asshole that probably didn't lock his doors and left food out so he could blast the neighborhood hibutated bear.

A habituated bear that breaks into houses bolts when it sees or hears humans. They don't just hang around to get shot.
 
2022-08-18 7:44:23 AM  
Wouldn't have guessed you could kill a 400 pound bear with a .40 cal.

/ poor bear
 
2022-08-18 7:47:20 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.


TL/DR version: the feeding bear had obviously lost its fear of humans. No amount of hand waving, foot stomp and yelling was going to scare it off.

Bears are only scared off like that when they feel like it's not worth the fight. A feeding bear is not likely to be scared off easily. I mean, if the screaming from the female hairless ape and the barking dogs didn't scare away the bear, what make you think the added howls from another hairless ape would?

That's the bear's food, the bear knows it, you know and you both know the bear ain't giving it up without a fight. Or, if you don't know it, the bear will be happy to "explain" it to you.
 
2022-08-18 7:50:50 AM  

phedex: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.

LOL.

Listen, I don't want to kill any animal, even though I eat the things.  I cried after hitting a squirrel a few years ago.

but if a bear is in my house, the shotgun with the 00 Buck shells is coming out.  i'm not stamping my foot saying "Go on, Git!".   I ain't fixing to go like timothy treadwell.



Several years ago, I chased off a mama bear whilst grilling steak at a cabin near the Smokies. Of course: a) I had bear spray on me (that I didn't use), b) she seemed kind of unsure/timid, c) I had been drinking, which increased my bravery apparently, and d) I didn't see her three cubs behind her in the woods until after I'd already started shouting and making myself big (nearly shiat myself).

In the end, she was a townie bear, used to people. Next evening, she ransacked the neighbors unlocked (stupid) garbage bin. Got some pretty good video of that one.
 
2022-08-18 8:02:52 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.


I would normally agree, but not in an indoor situation.  Outdoors, it's fairly easy to scare wild black bears.  They want nothing to do with humans other than the food sources we leave lying around.  They'll run off.

Inside your house, it's not necessarily going to know the floor plan, how to get to the nearest open exit, how to scamper away for it's own safety.  The second factor is if the bear is habituated to humans and our funny ways.  It might ignore the human person yelling and making noise.  It did learn how to work the lever doorknob after all, so this particular bear probably had a bit of practice being around people.

Frankly, I'm more annoyed at the hundreds of "nice people" who put out birdseed, who don't secure their garbage cans, dirty grills, pungent food in compost piles, all the things that attract bears into human neighborhoods in bear country.

Of course bird feeding people are oblivious to the consequences of their actions, will read this, and take the opportunity to hijack this into a beed feeder thread, where they share their favorite suet/seed combinations.

What I'm saying is I can't blame this guy for getting all shooty, but there were so many easier bear prevention techniques he could have taken instead.  Electric fencing, scent barriers, unwelcome mats (at night), etc.
 
2022-08-18 8:04:59 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: The bear did not become a threat until the guy took the first shot at him.
Making some loud noises would have probably scared the bear away.
Or just leaving it alone until it ate the dog food, and it would have wandered out of the house on its own.


The bear stayed put with two dogs barking and a wife screaming.
 
2022-08-18 8:33:13 AM  

BullBearMS: I hear you have some dog food available.

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2022-08-18 8:45:29 AM  
Every bear mauling that has pictures associated with it, doesn't look fun. 0 stars.
 
2022-08-18 10:29:03 AM  
Coward.
 
2022-08-18 10:32:06 AM  

Nick Nostril: Wouldn't have guessed you could kill a 400 pound bear with a .40 cal.

/ poor bear


Handguns of any caliber tend to be enough to defend from a bear.
https://www.ammoland.com/2022/04/update-of-pistol-defenses-against-bears-123-cases-98-effective/#axzz7cKIbDNhT
 
2022-08-18 10:56:13 AM  

phedex: I ain't fixing to go like timothy treadwell.


That was a Grizzly end.
 
2022-08-18 10:57:33 AM  
Working Door Handles?  Just wait until the next step...
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2022-08-18 11:10:01 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: He should have kept the bear. He has the right to bear arms.


It's Colorado, Bear Arms Represent!
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2022-08-18 11:49:36 AM  
A lot of farkers seem to think they are John West.

Guy Beats Up Bear
Youtube fvbSTuyWWFk
 
2022-08-18 12:13:07 PM  

dark brew: A Steamboat Springs man had a rude awaking Saturday morning when a roughly 400-pound bear flipped the lever doorknob to his home

The homeowner, Ken Mauldin, grabbed a handgun and shot the bear multiple times

Colorado has roughly 12,000 bears and break-ins aren't uncommon in mountain towns. People shooting and killing bears in self-defense, however, is rare, Gonzales said.

Mauldin said he's noticed the frequency of bear encounters in town this summer.
"There seems to have been a significant escalation of bears entering homes this summer that seems to be more prevalent than previous seasons," he said. "It would be helpful, in my opinion, if CPW could escalate their efforts in trapping these bears."

Hey Ken, I have a sneaky suspicion that you are actually quite thrilled about getting to blast a bear with your handgun but it would also be helpful if you locked your doors, which would prevent a bear from just sauntering into your humble abode....


I have a cousin (and her fiance') living in this very town and I just wrote to her father, the same thing.

Keep the doors locked at night, even in the country, folks.
 
2022-08-18 12:35:35 PM  

dark brew: Hey Ken, I have a sneaky suspicion that you are actually quite thrilled about getting to blast a bear with your handgun but it would also be helpful if you locked your doors, which would prevent a bear from just sauntering into your humble abode.


Your only experience with bears is the Carebears cartoon isn't it?

Bear Breaks in Cabin After Knocking Down the Door - 1132163
Youtube 2uy8i1nM3aE
 
2022-08-18 1:10:45 PM  

Noah_Tall: Your only experience with bears is the Carebears cartoon isn't it?


I only read the novels.
 
2022-08-18 1:44:41 PM  
Because it as  Black bear. No charges will be filed.
 
2022-08-18 2:17:39 PM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch


This is why we have the saying "Loaded for bear".
 
2022-08-18 2:51:36 PM  

Licinius Crassus: ... But enough about YOU, Joe...


Unpossible
 
2022-08-18 6:13:13 PM  

NotARocketScientist: Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Lucky he won that fight with a .40 - even unloading the thing into it.  I like that caliber as well, but for a bear, even when it's not a kodiak or something ridiculous?   I'd rather bump that up a touch

This is why we have the saying "Loaded for bear".


https://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_list&c=108
Their stuff is widely considered to have relevant penetration abilities. I'd use it if I were hunting bear. I think that my usual Underwood Xtreme Defender has enough penetrative capability to deal with a bear, although that probably won't be needed.
 
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