WATCH: Bear Hunter Becomes The Hunted
Curious bear, or a danger?
This bow hunter is actually hunting bears on the ground with a bow.
He's not the only one who is into this sport. This is as dangerous as it gets.
Bears can be killed with an arrow. It has been done many times. But the hunter better know what he's doing.
He better be a perfect shot or all he will do is make the bear mad.
The bear moves in for a look. Careful of sudden moves. Just let him sniff and check you out
Just imagine how much this hunter is shaking right now. Let's watch the video.
Is the hunter now the hunted? He's not sure. Nobody, man nor beast, wants to be in this position.
The video starts off innocently enough with a couple of cubs running around.
That means mama bear. That's bad.
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But the mama bear comes back to check out something she saw while playing with her cubs. That would be the hunter.
As you might imagine this is not the only time something like this has happened to a bow hunter. There are many other videos.
In most cases, a bear will respond to if he thinks he is in danger or not.
There are guidelines out there as to how to act when there is a bear in the area.
A lot of it is showing the bear that you are not a danger to it.
Whatever you do - DO NOT take the following advice.
I was looking for videos that might offer the worst advice - EVER - on how to survive a bear attack.
WOW did I find a DOOZY!
You can watch the video below.
You'll want to stick with the video because the more you watch the more bizarre it gets.
Honestly, the first few minutes I was thinking, 'Gee this looks like great advice.'
THEN IT GOT WEIRD!
That statement above is SO TRUE!
You can literally use anything you can think of and nobody is going to call you out for bad sportsmanship.
Just be warned that bears understand this too.
So expect the bear to fight dirty.
The good news is that you'll probably be able to think of more clever ideas on how to fight dirty than the bears. Unless you're frozen in panic, then the bear has the advantage.
Step 2 is actually good advice. Don't run. Bears love to chase things kind of like cats do.
But I'm not so sure about this next step.
You'll just have to see what I mean by watching the video.
You can try to freak out the bear with puzzles and quizzes but most bears are pretty good at that kind of stuff.
DO NOT engage the bear in a game of Trivial Pursuit. You'll lose.
I'm betting I can beat a bear at chess. But maybe not checkers.
Step 11 only works if you have some back knowledge of the bear's personal life.
I'm not sure I'd go here because I don't know too many bears personally.
Then again you'd have to ask what the bear might know about you.
What if the bear has some dirt on you that outdoes the dirt you have on him?
If all this seems odd, wait till you watch the video. It does not end the way you think.
The end of the video takes you to the bear's home planet in the bear spaceship.
YEAH - told you it got weird.
The video is below. ENJOY!
OH and - don't take any of this advice. REALLY - don't.