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Here a recent news report concerning a bison killing a hunter in the Yukon. It's the dead ones that will kill you.
 

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Still fired more shots into the bison "but sustained fatal injuries from the charging animal," according to the coroner's office.

The bison is said to have died because of its injuries about 100 metres from where it charged at Still, states the news release.

A GoFundMe page started over the long weekend, which raised more than $10,000 as of Tuesday, says Still ran a home business with his wife, and was the "sole provider for their family."

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Happens once or several times a year here (utah state)where humans and wildlife share the same domain. Sometimes people are the cause, sometimes rutting bulls or protective cows. I did a quick google search and came up with three in less than two years-but not hunters. . .
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Terrible. You can never be too careful. In Africa, unlike in NA, it is common to put another shot in an animal buffalo or otherwise. Maybe a lesson we should learn and not worry so much about wasting meat.
 

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Terrible. You can never be too careful. In Africa, unlike in NA, it is common to put another shot in an animal buffalo or otherwise. Maybe a lesson we should learn and not worry so much about wasting meat.
According to this news report our hero did just that..."Still fired more shots into the bison "but sustained fatal injuries from the charging animal,"
IN the immortal words of Robert Ruark..."Use Enough Gun!"
 

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According to this news report our hero did just that..."Still fired more shots into the bison "but sustained fatal injuries from the charging animal,"
IN the immortal words of Robert Ruark..."Use Enough Gun!"
It would be interesting to know the caliber used. Hard to say, but odds are it would along the lines of a 7mmRM, 30-06, 300 mag, or 338WM. These are pretty common in the North. Of course it doesn't matter what is used if not a vital hit. Better a .243 through the boiler room than a 458 Lott glanced off a horn...
 

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According to this news report our hero did just that..."Still fired more shots into the bison "but sustained fatal injuries from the charging animal,"
IN the immortal words of Robert Ruark..."Use Enough Gun!"
Fred yes but it appears he was shooting after the change started. I was meaning an insurance shot on a downed buffalo.
I totally agree with Use Enough Gun!
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Getting gored to death by a maddened bovine is one of the most gruesome manners of getting killed .

In 1978 , we lost Forest Ranger Abu Sayeed ( a dear friend of mine ) to a huge Gaur , which wandered into Bangladesh from India . It was goring local villagers indiscriminately and was responsible for four deaths .

Abu used to own a Sako bolt action rifle in .375 Holland & Holland Magnum . He loaded the magazine with Winchester Western 300 grain full metal jacket solids and went off to respond to the emergency distress call . He shoot the animal four times . Two were broadside heart shots and two were frontal heart shots , when the Gaur charged him . The Gaur eviscerated Abu with it’s horns . Abu Sayeed was an extremely strong man . He managed to cling to life for two days .

Later , the other Forest Rangers were finally able to shoot the Gaur to death . An autopsy revealed that not even one of Abu’s bullets ( despite being perfectly placed ) had penetrated into the heart of the Gaur . The 300 grain “ solids “ had their jackets split open and had mushroomed like soft nosed bullets . They had tumbled and broken upon striking the chest muscles and shoulder bones of the 1360 kilogram Gaur .

Days later , I was actually able to examine the boxes of ammunition which Abu had been using . They were Winchester Western 300 grain flat top full metal jacket solid factory loads . The bullet looked exactly like a semi spitzer soft nosed bullet , but the top was flat nosed and closed in metal . Taking a magnet to the bullets , I realized that Winchester was not using steel in the jackets of their so called “ solids “ . It was really unfortunate that the poor man lost his life in the line of duty , simply because of a flaw in Winchester’s “ solid “ design .

For Gaur , that is why I have always personally favored the .458 Winchester Magnum and 500 grain steel jacketed Hornady solids .
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Mark Sullivan with video camera following behind, turned exactly that situation into a living.
 

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