Black Bear Kills Kid, Wounds Two Others

Discussion in 'In the News' started by Malum Prohibitum, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    I had a black bear and her two cubs come through my camp while camping in a state park (in an area where I thought there were no bears), but I have often taken solace in the fact that eastern black bears just never seem to attack and kill people. All the stories of black bear fatalities seem to orginate in the western U.S.

    Well, this bear munched on a two year old and a six year old and their mama, killing the six year old, and it was right close to home for the members of this site.

    http://msnbc.msn.com/id/12309606/

    Of course, carry in State parks in illegal in Georgia. Keep that in mind.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    The story mentions another Tennessee fatality of which I was unaware in 2000.
     

  3. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Gunsite bear rules

    Just a reminder from Coopers Comments

     
  4. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, but those are Grizzlies in Alaska.

    These are the normally reclusive black bear . . .
     
  5. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    UPDATE:

    They are trying to bait the bear with donuts (insert joke here).


    A firend of mine who hikes a lot up in that areas tells me that this is right next to a National Park, where carry is off limits by DOI regulations.
     
  6. Sharky

    Sharky New Member

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    That whole restriction really needs to go! No carry in parks, just makes zero sense! But we all know that.
     
  7. ber950

    ber950 Active Member

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    Bears are bears. The bear rules also apply to black bears. Black bears may attack less often, but that is like saying you are less likely to be mugged in a "nice" part of town.