The Bear Attack Files

The thought alone is enough to keep some people out of the woods while for others the mere idea that they could witness a bear in the wild is like […]

The thought alone is enough to keep some people out of the woods while for others the mere idea that they could witness a bear in the wild is like hitting the lottery. An adrenaline rush that pushes the boudaries. The problem is most people have played out the scenario in their mind and they’ve created the events that will surely unfold afterward. In reality wild animals don’t play by any script and at times they don’t play well with others. These are some of those files where you can learn how to take steps to avoid becoming a statistic, understand what happens during an attack from a bear, discuss attacks that have taken place, and browse the news archives for more documented bear attacks.

Open Discussions
The Worlds Largest Grizzly Bear
The hunter himself, pictured above, appeared on the show and offered some insight from his home. And yes, the famed bear he shot was mounted on the wall in the interview. Here are some transcipts from the show in exact format.

Timothy Treadwell Mauling
If you studied the picture a bit you would see that the remains were far and away too well intact to have been the work of the animal with a paw pad the size of the one that supposedly did the attack.

Articles
Black Bear Attacks On Humans
Researchers who routinely capture cubs by chasing them up trees have not been attacked even when they have held the screaming cubs. The ferocity of mother black bears is one of the biggest misconceptions about this species.

Bear Attack Facts
This opening account of feelings and sensations were not solely my own experiences, but a combination of those described by others who have been attacked, as well as my own reflection upon my personal physical contact with a bruin.

Bear Attacks And How To Avoid Them
If a bear looks like it has long legs, it is often a young and immature bear. As they age, bears barrel out around the belly and appear less “leggy”. Be more cautious of these bears.

Bear Attack News ArchivesThese archives are from our network news website.

Bears Climb Treestand And Attack Deer Hunter: A Walloon Lake man was injured Saturday night (Oct. 9) in his treestand when he was attacked by a female black bear and her three cubs…

Black Bear Attacks Man Near Lake Wenatchee: The wife of a man seriously injured Friday evening in a black bear attack near Lake Wenatchee probably saved her husband from worse injury…

Grizzly Bear In Deadly Campground Attacks Euthanized: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials said today the female grizzly responsible for injuring two people and killing a Grand Rapids, Mich. man at a campground near…

Suspected Killer Bears Captured At Soda Butte Campground: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks officials are investigating the attacks at Soda Butte Campground in the Gallatin National Forest, on the northeastern border of Yellowstone…

Camper Dead And Two Others Injured After Bear Attacks: Two people were injured and one person was killed in separate bear attacks that occurred early Wednesday morning at a national forest campground east of Cooke City…

Citizens Shoot And Kill Agressive Black Bears: One person killed a black bear when it approached aggressively Wednesday night, and another person killed one that was attacking a llama…

Man Injured By Bear in Park County: A 51 year-old Bailey man who discovered a bear in his home early Thursday morning suffered bite wounds when he approached the animal in his basement…

DOW Kills Durango Bear That Bit Man: The victim reported he was sleeping outside when he was bitten by a bear through his blanket at about 2:30 a.m…

Scout Attacked By Bear At Philmont Ranch: A Philmont Scout Ranch employee killed a bear early Wednesday after it jumped on a tent and scratched and bit a camper…

Bear Attacks Hiker In Red River Gorge Area Of Kentucky: A Springfield resident reported that he was attacked by a bear as he hiked with his dog along the trail to Gray’s Arch near the Wolfe-Menifee county line around 2:30 p.m.

Woman Survives Attack From 250 Pound Black Bear: The victim was dragged from her tent Sunday morning, but fought the bear and got away. She stood up to appear larger, and then ran to her vehicle…

Another Bear Attack in Aspen: A man living in the Meadowood Drive area off Castle Creek on the west side of Aspen was attacked in his home by a bear shortly after 8 p.m…

Bear Attacks Woman Sleeping On Deck: The woman reported that she was sleeping on her deck and was awakened by a sharp pain in her leg. She immediately awoke to find a bear…

Pennsylvania Bear Attack Investigation: As this bear ran by him at about three feet away, the hunter sensed something to his rear and, as he was turning around to look, was hit by a second bear…

Grizzly Bear Mauls Montana Hunter: According to Kevin Frey, bear specialist for the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the hunter received injuries to his legs and was taken to the hospital…

Yet Another Yellowstone Bear Attack: A hunter identified as Virgil Massey, 52, of Barstow, California was mauled by a bear in the Corwin Springs region. It’s still unclear whether it was a grizzly or black bear…

Bear Attacks Aspen Woman in Home: When she entered the kitchen she was struck in the face by a bear. The bear’s claws injured the woman and she was transported to Aspen Valley Hospital…

Football Player Drilled By Grizzly Bear: It charged down the hill and just drilled me,” said Morris, 21, of Whitewater. For the next 30 seconds a struggle ensued that left Morris with bites to his hamstring, shoulder, and head…

Montana Bow Hunters Attacked By Grizzly Bears: A Whitewater hunter with two fellow hunters was mauled when he encountered a female grizzly bear with three cubs…

Fourth Person Attacked By Grizzly In Yellowstone National Park: Dustin Flack of Belgrade became the fourth person to be attacked by a grizzly bear in Yellowstone National Park this year. Flack, who was calling elk…

Grizzly Bear Attacks Yellowstone Employee: Ken Meyer is currently recovering at Livingston Memorial Hospital from surgery for wounds to his back, leg, stomach, and forearms, after a female grizzly bear attacked…

Family Receives Compensation Over Bear Fatality: During an elk hunt in Jokmokk Sweden three years ago a 40 year old man was killed by a female bear. Further investigations proved…

Black Bear Attacks Man At Campground: As Loomis began taking pictures he realized the bear was situated directly on top of a tent. He began yelling at the bear which then moved off to the edge of the campsite…

About James L. Bruner

James grew up in an outdoor family and recalls some of his first memories outdoors with his father. “I remember being very young and my dad carrying me on his shoulders out to the duck blind where a cold day of watching decoys dipping on the waves was complimented by the time spent together.” In the years that followed, moments like those were played time and again in a number of outdoor activities that included rabbit hunting, fishing, deer hunting, grouse hunting, and of course more waterfowling. View Entire Bio