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Fatal Bear Attack in New Jersey Spurs Debate Between Hunters, Animal Rights Activists

September 25, 2014

Since 2001, New Jersey has spent more than $9 million on black bear management.

The tragic death of a 22-year-old hiker near West Milford, New Jersey on Sunday represents the state's first fatal bear attack in 150 years. The incident incited a heated debate between animal rights advocates and hunters on how the state is currently managing the bear population, and the conversation is not limited to New Jersey alone. Rising bear populations across the East Coast have many wildlife officials concerned, and in states like Maine where regulations surrounding bear hunting are on the November ballot, the fatal mauling has given the issue a sense of urgency. According to Read more »

Grizzly Encounter Almost Turns Deadly for Wyoming Hunter

September 23, 2014

Wyoming officials are urging hunters to be cautious following two recent bear attacks in the state.

Thanks to the quick thinking of one Wyoming elk hunter, what could have been a lethal encounter with a grizzly sow instead became merely a painful nip. KBZK reported that two bowhunters encountered a female grizzly with cubs north of Dubois on Sunday, which resulted in an attack. One of the hunters was walking near Horse Creek Drainage when the grizzly approached the men. Officials say that it was likely that neither the hunters nor the bear noticed each other until they got too close, at which point the...

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Alberta Hunter Killed by Grizzly as Bear Encounters Increase

September 15, 2014

Alberta recorded its second bear-related fatality this year after a hunter was killed in Kananaskis Country.

A missing hunter that was found last week in Kananaskis County, Alberta appears to be the latest victim of an uptick in bear encounters across the province. According to the CBC, the remains of veteran hunter Rick Cross were found near Picklejar Creek Trail alongside his backpack and rifle. Cross was reported missing on September 6, just one day before search teams recovered his body. Officials from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) confirmed that the cause of...

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Washington Bowhunter Survives Black Bear Tree Attack

September 11, 2014

Black bears may not be as large as their brown cousins, but they are still powerful animals.

When veteran hunter Jerry Hause, 60, went out bowhunting on Washington's September 1 season opener, he expected a quiet day in the woods with his son and perhaps a chance at some elk. What he did not expect was getting into a scuffle with a black bear while hanging off a tree branch. “I was thinking, ‘If it gets me out of this tree I’m a dead man,'" Hause told The Daily News. The encounter occurred while Hause was driving elk toward...

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Washington State Authorizes Hunt for Sheep-killing Wolves

August 25, 2014

One wolf pack in southeastern Washington is being targeted by hunters after predatory attacks that left at least 17 sheep dead.

Hunters working with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) are set to cull several wolves from southern Stevens County after a spree of predatory attacks that left 17 sheep dead and many more wounded. According to the WDFW, wildlife officials and a state rancher are working to move a flock of 1,800 sheep away from the area after four attacks in a forest near the small town of Hunters in the past month. Experts believe that wolves from the Huckleberry Pack are responsible for killing the...

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Alberta Hunter Fends Off Attacking Bear with Close-range Rifle Shot

August 7, 2014

One hunter can count himself lucky to be alive after being attacked by an injured bear.

An Alberta hunter is in the hospital after a recent encounter with a bear left his arm badly mauled. According to CBC News, the unidentified bear hunter was traveling through the Smoky Lake area near Edmonton on Sunday when he saw a 250-pound male black bear in a clearing. The hunter shot the bear in the chest and caused the animal to flee into the forest. Officials say the hunter decided to follow the bear into the bush for several hundred yards before the bruin turned back and began...

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Archery Hunters Advised to Carry Bear Spray

March 4, 2014

FRONTIERSMAN’s Bear Attack Deterrent

Bear encounters can go from curious to aggressive in seconds. Charging bears can cover over 30 feet per second. Some state departments of wildlife and fisheries, especially in states where it is illegal to carry a sidearm while bow hunting, are encouraging archery hunters to carry bear spray. The FRONTIERSMAN’s 9.2 oz canister fires 35 feet, up to 15 feet further than other bear sprays. The dual propellant system delivers approximately two ounces per one-second burst – up to 84% more stopping power. “Bear spray has been proven to be a good last line of defense, if kept handy and...

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Video: Boar Blindsides Hunter in Close Call

March 3, 2014

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As hog hunters can attest, hunting for boars is never boring. Pig hunting is a time-honored tradition in many cultures and although there are many different methods employed, there is still one golden rule: Never let a boar get close to your legs. Hogs will make no hesitation to attack when injured or threatened and are equipped with sharp, scything tusks. This hunter experiences a close call when one boar charges out of the brush and nearly blindsides him.

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Monster Bucks and Snakes Featured on Sportsman Channel’s “The Outdoor Option” on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.

January 30, 2014

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Dan Reaser and his family have whitetail bucks on their minds and are looking forward to their first trip to the vast landscapes of Texas. Reaser’s lifelong dream is to hunt in Texas and with his family in tow, he’s hoping to be able to bring home some big bucks.  Before they begin, a deadly snake threatens their safety, and ultimately, the hunt. Discover if Reaser and his family still claim success on this week’s episode of The Outdoor Option on Sportsman Channel, Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Check out a sneak peek of this week’s hunt online at Sportsman Channel:  Read more »

Sabre Red & Frontiersman Joins POMA

December 17, 2013

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Security Equipment Corporation (SEC), makers of SABRE & SABRE RED pepper spray and Frontiersman bear attack deterrents is pleased to announce its corporate partnership with Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA). “We are glad to be a part of an organization of outdoor communicators, who will share our message fairly and honestly,” said David Nance. “Whether explaining how to read a bear spray label or sharing tips on using pepper spray, POMA members will help spread the word about our product divisions and bring more attention to personal safety when enjoying the...

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