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Posted: 11/15/2001 10:34:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 10:28:56 AM EDT by jvic]
Got this in an email... This bear was killed by an airman here on base down on Hitchenbrook Island were I went deer hunting last year. This is what I would like to get. Look at this one -- 12’6” and estimated over 1600lbs. He was walking to his hunting area and the big boy stood up only 35 yards away. He was shocked, the bear dropped down and went straight for him. He unloaded his gun and it fell 10 yards from him. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/014/Qa/pu/SC/3S33373.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/S2/Vr/dT/3T49872.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:43:16 AM EDT
[b]the bear dropped down and went straight for him. He unloaded his gun and it fell 10 yards from him[/b] I think I just shit my pants - and I am only reading this!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:44:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:47:17 AM EDT
I'm glad this isn't another thread on which handgun caliber to carry for protection against bears- 9mm, 40 or 45?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:48:28 AM EDT
He unloaded his gun? Why did he do that? Was he trying to convince the bear he meant no harm? "Look, Mr. Bear, it ain't loaded, see?" Nah, I'm kidding. I know what you meant. I would llike to know what he was using for a firearm. I am surprised his is in focus in the photo, I would still be shaking so fast, all you would see is blur where I was supposed to be.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:51:35 AM EDT
I think he is thinking only three things: 1. The guys at work arent gonna believe THIS. 2. Damn taxidermist is gonna charge me an arm and a leg for this sucker. 3. I hope I get a chance to fill my deer tag soon... Kharn
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:57:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Getsome: I'm glad this isn't another thread on which handgun caliber to carry for protection against bears- 9mm, 40 or 45?
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You'd need a 10mm fer that sum' gun. Just ask McLandonCarrotUzi.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:12:10 AM EDT
Does this count?[img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/008/Bi/2e/go/4X61441.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:12:16 AM EDT
Man, I can only quote John Belushi as stated in the movie Animal House: Holy Shit!! HOOLLY SHIT HHHOOOOOLLLLLYYYY SSSHHHHHIIIITTTTTTT!!!!!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:14:37 AM EDT
Hey, one more question. Where the F is Hitchenbrook Island??????
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:15:38 AM EDT
I can't think of anything more exciting than being charged by an animal that wants to kill you and eat you. My hats off to you. [beer]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:24:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 6:29:54 PM EDT by Renamed]
That is one huge bear. (Or is it a furry dinosaur?!?) Wow!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:28:05 AM EDT
That is one HUGE red X...[:D]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:40:00 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Getsome: I'm glad this isn't another thread on which handgun caliber to carry for protection against bears- 9mm, 40 or 45?
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I say the next thread like that gets these 2 pics posted and the thread locked - that poster get their handle changed to [b]DumbAss[/b]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:46:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:51:08 AM EDT
That bear is huge! Some people bowhunt for bear. To hell with that. Gimme a .50 BMG!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:52:34 AM EDT
What airbase? What firearm? The only Hitchenbrook Island I found was in Queensland, Australia. Last time I checked, they didn't have any brown bears there...nor any guns for that matter. Just curious mind you. HUGE bear though! What a trophy. [:\]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:55:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sitting Bull: Hey, one more question. Where the F is Hitchenbrook Island??????
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If they have critters like that there I ain't gonna no where near it.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:58:49 AM EDT
Is this the place? Prince William Sound In Prince William Sound the Demarcation Line is between Cape Hitchenbrook and Montague Island. Orion Charters is "Licensed" to operate up to 100 miles offshore from Hitchenbrook/Montague Islands.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:02:03 PM EDT
Quint said it best: Back home I got a taxeedermist, he gonna have a heart attack when he see what I brung him!" Is it me or does that guy look half asleep? Post adrenaline dump exhaustion?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:15:37 PM EDT
Prince William Sound: Montague and Hinchinbrook Islands The population of GMU 6D which includes PWS and the surrounding mainland may be declining (ADFG 1993). The larger islands in Prince William Sound (PWS) support brown bear populations. Montague and Hinchinbrook Islands have the largest island populations, estimated at 55 to 139 for Hinchinbrook and 23 to 58 for Montague. Hawkins island near Cordova has about 10 to 19 . There are also about 11 to 22 brown bears on the Kenai Peninsula mainland adjoining western Prince William Sound (Nowlin 1993). The smaller islands of western Prince William Sound are not large enough to support resident brown bear populations, but bears can and do swim between these islands (Miller and Ballard 1982). Kayak Island, less than 3 km off Cape Suckling in the Gulf of Alaska, is estimated to have 3 to 10 brown bears (ADFG 1993).
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:36:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jvic: Got this in an email... This bear was killed by an airman here on base down on Hitchenbrook Island were I went deer hunting last year. This is what I would like to get. Look at this one -- 12’6” and estimated over 1600lbs. He was walking to his hunting area and the big boy stood up only 35 yards away. He was shocked, the bear dropped down and went straight for him. He unloaded his gun and it fell 10 yards from him. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/014/Qa/pu/SC/3S33373.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/S2/Vr/dT/3T49872.jpg[/img]
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I think I would have passed out. Do they make rifles big enough to put down a bear that big or did this guy get REAL lucky?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:38:41 PM EDT
OMG! That's a huge friggin bear! Amazing that the Airman came out unscathed, how the heck could he get that carcass out of there?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 12:57:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 12:52:41 PM EDT by Tuukka]
[size=6]JESUS H CHRIST[/size=6] Fricking font sizes..
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:27:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 1:34:24 PM EDT
[size=6][i]HOLY KEE-RIST[/i][/size=6] Man, this guy has big brass ones. And I mean big. Remember the 9mm/45 pistol/bear discussion? Screw that, I'm thinking minigun or 20mm Vulcan. I knew bears got big, but this has got to be one of those steroid sucking freaks of nature like you see on Soloflex commercials. I hate to see it get capped, but I'd hate to see this guy end up bear chow. [size=6][b]MOLON LABE[/b][/size=6]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:14:33 PM EDT
Damned!!!! I wonder how many Airmen have been missing from that base over the last several years.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:33:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: Hah, completely harmless Bear! [:D] [img]http://www.petenelson.com/Photos/Family%20&%20Friends/Pets/Bear/Bear%20puppy.jpg[/img]
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I would have died of a heatattack...but more importantly what kinda dog is this?
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 3:11:36 PM EDT
That dude is all MAN.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:13:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:26:02 PM EDT
Absolutely astonishing. Bravo Sir, my hat is off to you. "Did you see that paw?" Everytime I see that bear's head, It Looks Bigger.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:29:20 PM EDT
holy shit, he looks like he was on steroids!! [50]
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:47:07 PM EDT
[shock] I hope that is the largest one out there... SSD
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:54:19 PM EDT
Before the bear dropped "He must have felt like a kitten In a snake cage" Thank God No one de clawed him!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 6:08:07 PM EDT
Ooops I crapped my pants!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 7:10:29 PM EDT
That little thing? That's a sissy bear, I would have punched him out. (Just joshing! DAAAAAAAAMNN!)
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 7:21:51 PM EDT
Haven't seen it mentioned: what calibre and how many shots to drop this freakin' monster? WOW, that is a BIG BEAR!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 7:28:25 PM EDT
Man, that guy wrote the F*cking BOOK on "calm under pressure".......Jesus Christ!
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:31:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:26:14 AM EDT
any idea how old this bear was and did they measure how big his head was?
Originally Posted By jvic: Got this in an email... This bear was killed by an airman here on base down on Hitchenbrook Island were I went deer hunting last year. This is what I would like to get. Look at this one -- 12’6” and estimated over 1600lbs. He was walking to his hunting area and the big boy stood up only 35 yards away. He was shocked, the bear dropped down and went straight for him. He unloaded his gun and it fell 10 yards from him. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/014/Qa/pu/SC/3S33373.jpg[/img] [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/010/S2/Vr/dT/3T49872.jpg[/img]
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Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:40:14 AM EDT
So this would qualify as a SHTF moment??? How many of us would've lived through that?
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 9:46:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Vampyre:
Originally Posted By Sitting Bull: Hey, one more question. Where the F is Hitchenbrook Island??????
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If they have critters like that there I ain't gonna no where near it.
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No shit! I [b]DO NOT[/b] f*ck with things that are big enough to [i]eat[/i] me and still be hungry. Call me whatever you want. To [i]HELL[/i] with that!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:06:07 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:17:13 AM EDT
That head looks big enough to belong to a 5 ton animal.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:20:31 AM EDT
That is one nice kill!!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:40:06 AM EDT
WOW!! [shock] What a trophy! What did He use on that monster a rail gun?! cute dog btw!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 10:55:20 AM EDT
I wonder how long it took him to clean the shit out of his pants... lol
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:28:43 AM EDT
That's unreal. I can't even imagine what it'd be like with that behemoth looking at me like a twinkie, much less charging at me. THAT'S when you want that .577 Tyrannosaur! Watch, it'll turn out that he killed the thing with a 10/22 and a .38!
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 11:42:13 AM EDT
So that likely is some variety of Grizzly? Has that head shape to it and by the size I'm guessing that is what it is. Certainly makes me a little happier knowing that the only thing I'm likely to see in the hills of California is a measily little black bear that might stand a bit over 6 feet. I just bought a 44Mag and the one thing I'm sitting here thinking is that in the case of that monster in the pictures I don't think I'd feel very confident in the sidearm I had chosen, that big sucker makes me think 480Ruger, 45-70, or 12gauge shooting the most nasty lethal slugs you can get your hands on minimum. My 44Mag might be black bear medicine but boy I don't think I'd feel too at ease against a monster like that.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 12:38:39 PM EDT
There is a fellow on the Stickbow site that is hinting at the picture being a fake. I posted a "you gotta go see this", over there.
Link Posted: 11/17/2001 1:52:59 PM EDT
I get the feeling that emptying a 30-round mag from the AR15 would not stop that beast.
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