Bird Hunter With Balls Of Steel Stays Calm In The Face Of Charging Bear

Bear hunter

YIKES…

If there’s a more frightening scenario in the great outdoors, I’m not sure that I’ve heard of it.

Big, strong, fast, powerful, these magnificent beasts come charging at you faster than you can possibly imagine, and while most of the time it’s just a bluff, you need to maintain an insane level of calm in order to properly protect yourself.

That is, if you even get the chance to protect yourself…

Of course, whenever you’re in bear country, bear spray is a must have, even when you’re armed with a firearm.

As you can see in this pulse-pounding video, a gun isn’t always the answer.

The man is speaking Russian, although it’s unclear exactly where the man is hunting. He seemed to be bird hunting (the side-by-side shotgun seems to indicate so), which means that his shotgun could very well be loaded with birdshot shells… AKA not exactly what you want to shoot a bear. Plus, you only have two rounds…

Nevertheless, two shots proved to be more than enough for this hunter who perfectly maintained his composure when this mother bear (accompanied by three cubs) bluff charged not once or twice, but three separate times.

The hunters had some dogs with them, who may have alerted the hunter to the bear, and might also be responsible for agitating it, but every time the pissed off mama bear comes charging towards the hunter, he remains patient and doesn’t fire off a shot too early.

The bear gets within a few yards, and the hunter still holds off on pulling the trigger.

With birdshot in the shotgun, he would’ve had to wait right until the end to get off the maximum effectiveness of the round on the bear.

Lucky for him, the bear peeled off each time, and he never had to fire. Props to him… dude has ice water in his veins.

And probably a deuce in his shorts…

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