Have you ever seen a bear attack. It's much like a shark. First they come at you full force, then when they get their jaws on you they shake you like a rag doll, at the same time smacking the person around. They normally go for the head first.
Dave, I know you think you are a super hero and all,
That remark is unwarranted.
This thread has nothing to do with ME
in the wilderness.
I have never been a big game hunter.
I don 't shoot bears. I don 't go hiking.
but not even a good marksman can shoot or stab well under those circumstances.
U might not LIKE
but there have been multiple instances of victims killing bears
with Bowie knives, while the bears were eating them.
If this victim had a powerful gun (e.g., .44 Magnum or .5O caliber),
while the bear was lunching on him he had a lot of spare time
to take out the gun and use it (even blind, because he knew the whereabouts of the lunching bear).
A bear is very, very fast. They can surprise you just as much as deranged gunman in a post office.
Again, even when people are armed they can surprised and taken down before they have time to react.
If his buddy did have a gun and fired it, his friend would probably have been killed by stray buckshot
I don 't advocate shotguns
While this bear 's attention was dedicated to this victim,
she was exposed to the counterattacks of his friend, IF
he had adequate firepower. He had nothing.
and then there is no guarantee the bear wouldn't then have attacked him anyway.
One does not deal in guarantys; one deals in PROBABILITIES