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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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Teenage Hunter Survives Bear Attack in Pennsylvania

December 11, 2013

Happening upon black bear cubs in the wild can be dangerous, as one Pennsylvania hunter  found out.

Camille Bomboy’s family hunting trip took a turn for the worse when she ran afoul of a black bear sow and her cubs. The 18-year-old was hunting for deer near her family farm in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania on Monday with her stepfather and stepbrother when three bear cubs ran past her. Wherever cubs are present, their mother is usually not far away. Bomboy’s stepbrother Kyle Courter initially thought that the adult bear had ignored her, but quickly found this was not the case. "Next thing I know, I hear my sister scream. I figure, the bear ran by her and scared her," Courter told Read more »

Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee Announces Release of Video Designed to Encourage Hunters to Carry Bear Spray

October 29, 2013

Chris Boddington demonstrating the use of bear spray.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee (IGBC) and the Wildlife Management Institute (WMI) teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a 1-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement (PSA) to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. The PSA...

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