There’s many animals I would rather be face-to-face with than a grizzly bear.
These beasts can weigh well over 1,000 pounds depending on where you are, with more Northern areas such as Canada and Alaska having the largest bears.
Bowhunting them is a dangerous game in some ways. You have to close the distance on a beast of an animal and make sure you get the right shot or you will have an angry predator running straight at you.
And these bears have a reputation for a reason. Even with their massive size these bears can run fast, jump, swim, and fight better than most. Their claws can shred through flesh and their jaws can crush bone.
This isn’t exactly the animal I would want to be forced to draw back on.
But, this bowhunter found himself in that situation.
Knowing a bear was nearby the hunter has his bow up and ready. The massive brown bear rounds the corner and doesn’t stop as it walks straight for the man. It doesn’t even seem to see him, but with the kind of nose a bear has, you know he must’ve caught a whiff of human in the area.
The hunter pulls back his bow calmly as can be, as the bear moves in even closer.
As it gets closer, the bear seems bigger and bigger as you notice how muscly it is.
What a beast and what a close encounter… might need to change your shorts after that.
Bears might be one of the coolest, most badass animals on the entire planet. And for many of the same reasons, it also makes them some of the most terrifying animals on the planet.
Big, fast, strong… if you happen to find yourself in the unfortunate position of getting changed by a bear, it might be too late before you even get the chance to react. For these two bowhunters in Canada, that was nearly the case.
While hunting near Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, these bowhunters stumbled upon a big ol’ sow and her two cubs at the feed barrel, but once she got a whiff them, she locked on in a full blown charge.
“These two hunters were watching a bear and her cubs when the larger animal suddenly charged towards them.
Luckily, the two men were able to scare the bear off and walked away with only minor injuries.”
Thankfully, these fellas escaped with some minor injuries, and what I can only imagine is a freshly soiled pair of shorts.
But… they caught the entire thing on camera.
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Black Bear Charges Bowhunter In Terrifying Video
Anyone who spends time in bear country always entertains the idea that they could be charged by a bear, but never truly imagines it happening until it does.
All you can do is be prepared…
Running into a bear will get your heart pumping pretty fast on its own, but when the bear acts aggressive it hits a whole new level.
This video shows a man in Ontario, Canada, hunting with a recurve bow and arrow set up. Alone, it’s impressive enough… recurve hunting takes an incredible amount of knowledge and skill to be successful.
The man seems to be crouched behind some brush, but then, a black bear is seen walking along a roadside through some grass.
As the bear gets closer the hunter starts to draw back and seems to startle it. In a flash it charges the man. The last time the bear is seen on camera it is lounging at the man as he seems to drop his phone and fall down while trying to get away from the bear.
It is some pretty crazy footage.
The camera is pointed to the ground as struggling noises seem to be heard.
The hunter picks up the phone and runs down the road away from the bear and the incident. He then flips the video to himself and has some of the best quotes following a bear charge that have ever been said.
“F*ck me… should have shot him a long time ago… tabarnak scare me like that.”
He was almost laughing about it.
The hunter is visibly a little shook up, but also seems to be fairly humorous about the situation.
That shows that this man is not your typical woodsmen and this was indeed not his first rodeo.
But this video also really shows how hard recurve hunting can be.
Getting so close to wildlife like this can pose other risks that the distance of rifle hunting doesn’t necessarily offer. Granted, everything can change in an instant, but proximity to the animal always invites the possibility of surprising the animal, and a dangerous encounter.