Bear Attack Palmer Alaska

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Terrible, I hope the little man recovers soon. Also, well done on the man stopping the attack, that certainly would be the highest stress most any of us could imagine.
 

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No handgun and no pepper spray, I hope he gets back on his feet soon enough.
 

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There was a guy from here in Dillingham that was mauled pretty bad a week and a half ago, just a few miles below where I was hunting. Story is the bear picked him up and shook him by his thigh and for a while it looked like he was going to lose the leg (I think they were able to save it). His story was on my mind as I was gutting my moose and the sun was quickly dropping below the horizon.

Hopefully the boy in this story makes a full and fast recovery. It's a sad fact of life that living up here, this can and does happen.
 

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Me using bear spray on a young bull moose. In one hand I have a .45 ACP, just in case.
 
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You are correct. This happens about 3 miles from where I am standing in my office right now.
Troopers said that the accompanying Cub was “older “ and would probably survive in the wild.
 

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YIKES! Hope the boy recovers. Good on the relative for stopping the attack.
 

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Sorry that I spread the report the boy had died. I misunderstook the news report I heard.
 

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I hope all turns out well! I have a friend in y’alls neck of the woods right now. He was hunting moose but after a few days slogging around in the musk-keg he has decided moose hunting wasn’t for him so is now a salmon fishing fanatic.
 

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My prayers are with the young boy and his family thank God someone was there to stop attack
 

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I know a former teacher of the boy. For non-Alaskans that area is not what I would consider super bear dense. You can always be surprised. Prayers for little man. Bear attacks are horrific on adults never mind smaller guys.
 

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