Black bear hit by arrow mauls hunter before dying

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  1. TBO

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    A black bear struck by an arrow recently mauled a Southern California hunter who approached the wounded animal to get a closer look, a report said.

    The San Francisco Chronicle reported this week that the unidentified hunter suffered serious injuries during the mauling Aug. 24 in the San Bernardino Mountains. He was hospitalized.

    The Los Angeles Times reported that the hunter suffered injuries to his upper torso and face.

    The hunter was joined by two others at the time and reportedly believed the bear was dead when he approached the 300-pound animal. The bear later died, but the hunter’s condition was not immediately known.

    Bow-and-arrow hunting in Southern California is legal from now until early September or until 1,700 bears are killed. An animal expert told the Times that black bear attacks are extremely rare.

    “It’s something that we learn at the very beginning of hunter education: After you shoot an animal and approach it, you need to be very careful,” Patrick Foy, a California Department of Fish and Wildlife captain, told the paper. “They teach you to be prepared with a follow-up shot in case the animal runs or is suffering needlessly.”

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    If someone shot me with an arrow I'd be pissed too.
     

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    Cupid doesn't waste arrows on geezers.
     
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    Back when I lived in Minnesota my first and only bear kill could have had problems. I applied two years in a row for a bear permit and got award one. I did a lot of bow hunting for deer so I wanted to add a bear to my bow list. first late afternoon out during hunting season (after bear baiting) I get a large bear come into my bait area.I was surprised by the size. .I had to wait for this massive thing to give me a kill shot. I finally got a perfect going away 1/4 away shot. I put my site on the heart area just behind the front leg as it was quickly walking away from me. I made a clicking noise with my lips to get this thing to stop for one second which it did and I fired. It ran off and I waited 20 min but it was getting dusky out. I got down turned my bow into its casing and pulled out a 30 30 lever action for protection. I only took about 20 steps to look for this bear when another bear was approaching me rather briskly. dead on for me. I dropped this new bear 15 yards in front of me with one shot under the neck into the heart. I was in a mess. first time bear hunting and I just shot two bear. or so I thought...…… I could not find my first bear. the blood trail went 150 yards out and curved back around back towards my hunting spot. To end this story I will tell you that the bear I shot with the 30 30 was the same bear that I shot with the bow and it was coming back and I dropped it very close to me. It was a 12 year old female quite large for a MN bear. I am glad that I had listen to my wife and brought a gun. I registered the bear kill as a gun kill not a bow kill. I still have the skull of this bear and the rug.
     
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    I'm not an anti hunter by any form of the imagination but do you eat them? I heard they taste terrible.
     
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    Bear sausage, while greasy, is very tasty :eat:
     
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    I kept some hamburger and breakfast sausage. donated the rest of the bear to the local bar who had bear night and served grizzly bear. The bar owner and I kept the best steaks and ate them for lunch over a two month period.
     
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    Its a strong flavor, so some hate it. I love it personally.
     
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    It depends on what the bears, being omnivores, have been feeding on. I've had a few good ones, but more bad ones, over the years. In most states it's one of the few animals whose carcass you don't have to retrieve. Personally, I think bears make a nice rug. And that's about it.
     
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    Bears can eat your butt so always be careful.
    I do not like messing with animals that can change my life style.
     
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    Bear is good! Pulled bbq bear, bear stroganoff, bear burger, steaks, etc.
     
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    "North Carolina UPS driver's 3-word failed delivery note becomes viral hit

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    A North Carolina woman was expecting to find a package on her doorstep last week — but instead, she found an unusual note from a UPS driver in her mailbox.

    The driver left Marcy Lanier a failed delivery notice, explaining that a "bear in driveway" prevented him or her from leaving the package. Lanier couldn't help but laugh while reading the message.


    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018...d-failed-delivery-note-becomes-viral-hit.html "
     
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    The bear I've had has been quite good. My duck guide in Canada makes bear pastrami and its exceptionally good.
     
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    The point of the arrow story?
    :)
     
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    Like any game, depends on diet, how the meat is treated, how it's cooked. Traded some halibut for a bear roast last X-mas. Was good X-mas Eve.

    I grew up in SoCal, hunted there since I was 15, guided during grad school, did my MS thesis on Home Range Size, Diet, and Habitat Use by Southern California Urban Black bears. Coming up on 20 years as a Wildlife Biologist. After analyzing the diets of about 2 dozen bears, I would NOT eat a bear from SoCal.

    BTW: KARMA!! Most SoCal hunters are slob hunters!
     
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