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Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:13 pm
by dan
Father Kills 300-Pound Bear With Log

HELEN, Ga. - A 300-pound black bear raided a family's campsite, and the father saved his sons from harm by throwing a log at the beast, killing it with a single blow.
. Chris Everhart and his three sons were camping in the Chattahoochee National Forest in northern Georgia when the encounter happened Saturday. The bear took the family's cooler and was heading back to the woods when the youngest son, 6-year-old Logan, hurled a shovel at it.

The bear then dropped the cooler and started coming at the boy, said his father. Fearing what might happen next, Everhart, an ex-Marine , grabbed the closest thing he could find - a log from their stash of firewood.

"(I) threw it at it and it happened to hit the bear in the head," Everhart said. "I thought it just knocked it out but it actually ended up killing the bear."


Everhart was given a ticket for failing to secure his camp site, said Ken Riddleberger, a region supervisor for game management with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

"We've not had an attack in Georgia," Riddleberger said. "The key thing to learn from this is if there's a bear around, do not have your garbage or food available. If we manage our food, we won't have bears around."

The attack happened the same weekend that an 11-year-old boy was killed by a black bear while camping in a forest in Utah. Sam Ives was found mauled to death after he was pulled screaming from his tent in the Uinta National Forest, about 30 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

Authorities said it was the first recorded fatal attack by a black bear in that state. His family said there was no food in the tent to attract a bear.

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:16 pm
by dan
Did anybody notice the author called the man an "ex-Marine"? There is no such thing. Thats why I titled it "Retired Marine". Most Marines would take offense to being called an Ex-Marine...

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:17 pm
by chad
Wow. :shock:

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:53 pm
by huntinnurse
Wow!!! I say, if the bear wants the cooler, let him have it!!!!!! Black bears are usually not that aggressive or bold. Unless of course it's a sow and you are between her and her cubs.

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 2:07 pm
by dan
I would of threw a twig... Marine dude went and ended all the fun before he even got a chance to wrassle with the bear.

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:17 am
by The Rav
dan wrote:I would of threw a twig... Marine dude went and ended all the fun before he even got a chance to wrassle with the bear.


Well Dan, do an internet search and track the man down. Then you can arrange to have him meet you in the woods and find a bear and you can show him how its done. Plus, on top of that, you might get a chance to increase your resume that you have on the your greatest self inflicted injuries list!!!! :lol:

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:03 pm
by tresleggos
what a beast

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 2:41 pm
by DevinJD2007
dan wrote:I would of threw a twig... Marine dude went and ended all the fun before he even got a chance to wrassle with the bear.


:lol: :lol: :lol: But this guy is the man!

Re: Retired Marine kills bear with a log...

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:47 am
by Sam Ubl
dan wrote:I would of threw a twig... Marine dude went and ended all the fun before he even got a chance to wrassle with the bear.


Keep writing stuff that makes me laugh out loud and I might have to quit wasting co. time checking this site!