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    Default Yellowstone NP: Man Killed By Grizzly

    FYI: Just showed up on the internet.

    http://news.yahoo.com/man-killed-gri...220359364.html

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    Could be any of us every time we step into the woods. I'd rather get eaten by a grizzly bear in the Whites than stabbed by a mugger in NYC any day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkinnyD View Post
    Could be any of us every time we step into the woods. I'd rather get eaten by a grizzly bear in the Whites than stabbed by a mugger in NYC any day.
    You need to respect the muggers and they will respect you back. You're obviously not from the Mountain View neighborhood. Plus, it was home to muggers before you arrived.
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    Since Congress laid the smackdown on the Nazi Park Circus regarding carrying personal defense firearms, there is no excuse for going unprepared.
    Now what ?

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    From the bears perspective this was a DLP killing.
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    What one of those big, cuddly, furry, teddy bears hurt someone? Man these bears are starting to make Disney and the Animal Planet look bad! All joking aside, this is a tragic accident. My condolences to this manís family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevelyn View Post
    Since Congress laid the smackdown on the Nazi Park Circus regarding carrying personal defense firearms, there is no excuse for going unprepared.
    Good point, but didn't that guy in Denali get charged for discharging his fire arm when he killed the grizzly last Summer. I was reading the NPS web pages on this and they explicitly say that while it is legal to carry it is still illegal to discharge a firearm for any reason in a NP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    From the bears perspective this was a DLP killing.
    Yes, but I bet she could be cited for "failure to salvage".
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    These are all good comments. I was just at Yellowstone last week; I spent three days and two nights there (in a tent) and didn't see a single bear. I drove 200 miles through a National Forest on my way to Cody and back and didn't see a single bear then either. I did, however, see one trail with a bear warning sign and some bear scat. In retrospect, perhaps I was lucky.

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    I lived in the yellow stone region of montana for a while and attacks were very seldom but they are becoming more frequent in that area. They have been trying to open a drawing for a few grizzlies every year in the gallatin river canyon and areas around there but it never gets approved, and as a result their are alot more encounters. I am not saying it would have saved this mans life or anything if they had a harvest just an observation
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    Gives a walk in the park a whole new meaning......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeakyBucket View Post
    Good point, but didn't that guy in Denali get charged for discharging his fire arm when he killed the grizzly last Summer. I was reading the NPS web pages on this and they explicitly say that while it is legal to carry it is still illegal to discharge a firearm for any reason in a NP.
    I'd take the fine or jail time, then have my butt as Grizzly food! I remember the case, but not the complete outcome. You are more than likely right though!

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    You can bet that this bear has been darted before and laced with Angel Dust...All those that have killed in Yellowstone have that in common.
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    One out of 2 MILLION Yellowstone visitors are INJURED (as opposed to killed) by bears. This was the first fatal attack in Yellowstone in about 25 years. Put into perspective, it seems that bears are one of the lesser dangers in Yellowstone, behind driving, people, hot springs, falling, hypothermia and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    From the bears perspective this was a DLP killing.
    Good point..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Nelson View Post
    One out of 2 MILLION Yellowstone visitors are INJURED (as opposed to killed) by bears. This was the first fatal attack in Yellowstone in about 25 years. Put into perspective, it seems that bears are one of the lesser dangers in Yellowstone, behind driving, people, hot springs, falling, hypothermia and so on.
    You forgot the bison which are much more dangerous than bears.....because people are even more stupid around the cuddly bison.

    BTW the 1 of 2 million visitors would be more meaningful if it was just the number of visitors that step off the board walk or get out of their cars and head down the trails. Maybe more like 1 in 500,000 or so. Still good odds of coming back home.

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    I'm shocked that a Grizzly killed someone, listening to the tree huggers I thought they were all fuzzy and cuddly. At least that is what they tell me when they ask why I would want to hunt one. (sarcasm)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck Nelson View Post
    One out of 2 MILLION Yellowstone visitors are INJURED (as opposed to killed) by bears. This was the first fatal attack in Yellowstone in about 25 years. Put into perspective, it seems that bears are one of the lesser dangers in Yellowstone, behind driving, people, hot springs, falling, hypothermia and so on.

    there was a woman killed last June 2010, but i dont think it was inside the park. It happened on the western side, it was during my stay while I was traveling up to Alaska.We stayed a little over a week. I cant remember the details of the incident, or what caused it. But your right people go there and think it's like some kind of petting zoo or something. Man I was just waiting for one of those Buffalo to go crazy on someone. Its sad though that it happened. I have not read the details, I'll have to look it up and read about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mccrimmon View Post
    there was a woman killed last June 2010, in Yellowstone. Happened on the western side, it was during my stay while I was traveling up to Alaska...
    It must have been outside the park.

    "Bear attacks are extremely rare. No one was hurt by a bear in Yellowstone in 2010. This is the first time a human has been killed by a bear in the park since 1986."

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