78-year-old victim flown to hospital; animal killed
This is a another sad example of the government's inaction leading to tragedy.
Why does the government still refuse to do anything about the bears in these
areas? How many more attacks must there be before something is done?
There is a reason it is called the wild or wilderness. It is the bear's home.
Do you want people coming in your home and shooting you? Oh that's right, that
is called a crime when humans do it to humans.
Clem, What would you like the government to do? Give bears
permission to live in the wilderness? Kill them all? Teach them how to be less
bear-like? The only tragedy here is that the bear was killed.
Mr or Ms UNLV, If you didn't know this has not been the home of Black Bears. The
government has aloud them to migrate to these areas that have not seen them in
at least 100 years. I guess you would like to see thousands of buffalo roaming
the streets of Omaha.
Grow up! The bear wan't shot for the fun of it, it was put shot because it
attacked a person, as it should have been.
Maybe a few more bear hunting permits would help. I suppose the tree-huggers
would oppose that. Bears seem to be more important than people.
Bears are not more important than people, but they are as important as people in
When you go out into the wilderness you have to accept the dangers. If you cant
accept that wild animals live out in the wilderness, and that they attack
"intruders" then play it safe and stay home. Don't be naive and think "That will
never happen to me". It happens.
Why does EVERY story on this website turn into a fight between the left and the
right? This country is like the Crips and Bloods...what a delightful place!
His daughter jumped on it and beat it with her
fist.**************************UFCIn this corner we have
Miss Adrenalin at 135 lbs. early morning no caffeine attitude.She
is wearing a night robe, 5 ounce white slippers.Her fingernails are 1/2
inch long and she has a 26 inch reach. She has won a couple of fights in
high school-Her biting and hair pulling ability's are well known.Over here -(heh)-At 203 lbs- a 46 inch reach and 4 inch claws- We have a stupid wild bear that doesn't know what he is in for.(BEAR)-"I thought I would kill this older man on the cot and drag
his body into the brush for a snack.""Then Miss Feisty here jumps on
me and starts kicking, screaming and clawing into my eyes.""I tried
to bear hug her and get my jaws around her neck but she kept punching, kicking
and clawing my eyes with her red polished fingernails"-"It wasn't a
had it coming.
With no grizzlies, black bears are pretty much the top of the food chain. Bears have an amazingly good sense of smell. He first came around in
the evening when he probably smelled dinner cooking and then returned later that
night. This was probably not the first time he had met river rafters. If humans want to be at the top of the food chain when they go into the
wilderness, they had better go armed. Kill or be killed is the
wilderness rule. Sorry, but that's reality.
Bears are really overgrown raccoon's. To the idiots who think bears are on par
with humans in the grand scheme of things, I have this one thing to say. "Are
you really that stupid?" Bears, while having a certain charm like Winnie the
Pooh in your warped sense of reality, are rally varmints whose population needs
to be kept in check. Not eradicated but kept in check. More bear permits please.
Please go and sing "Mother Earth and Sister Moon" somewhere else. we have seen
rabid environmentalists at work and its a scary world
to K: I accept the dangers and I mitigate them by carrying protection. If an
intruder came into to my camp in the middle of the night and threatened me I'd
kill them, regardless of their species.
want some grizzlis and wolves,Wy an ID have some extras
and I'm pleased to report that my education evidently was far better than the
one received by the person styling himself "UNLV" above. Can't explain the
difference. Incidentally, if a bear bites one of my loved ones, I'm
gonna blast 'em. That decision has little to do with environmental concerns and
everything to do with the health and well-being of my family and friends.
The ones that do get shot. End of story. Deal with it.
I'm glad the family made it out safely. I'd like to know what caliber the
grandson was using. Considering the bear was still able to run away I think he
should carry something larger, perhaps a .454 casull or .500 mag. A wounded
bear is even more dangerous than a hungry bear.
If one sees a bear at one predetermined campsite, wouldn't the better choice
have been to move to another one? Chances are, that bear has something there
that he's hiding or protecting. Sorry the bear got shot, but happy
to know that the old man is doing ok. Scary adventure.
Let's eradicate all animals in the wild. That way all we'll have to worry about
are the 2-legged kind.
good idea xcribe! I'm glad your on our side. With hunting season starting in a
couple of days, I'm doing my part to rid the world of those pesky wildlife. You
Kudos to the man's daughter, who showed great courage in jumping a bear. Kudos
to the grandson for having the foresight to carry a firearm.A speedy
recovery is wished for the injured gentleman.
@Garbear: Your last sentence says all anyone needs to know about you. Could
have left out the last sentence, but apparently you're one of those people who
have to resort to name-calling because you're not educated enough to have a real
debate. It shows in your use of the sentence "I'm glad your (sic) on our side."
The word should be "you're." That's a contraction for "you are." Glad to see
that Garfield County education did you some good! Now let's see if the Des News
will publish this, or if they only let those whom they believe to be
"Conservatives" throw out barbs and name-calling.
The DWR uses the draw tag system which has a very small success rate at actually
harvesting bears. If they would use the harvest objective system which has a
higher success rate, alot of the trouble with bears and human incounters would
be eliminated. Not all but many.