A Condon, Montana hunter reportedly his gun to stop a grizzly bear that was charging towards him.
CONDON – State wildlife officials report that a hunter shot and wounded a charging female grizzly bear in the Kraft Creek drainage near Condon on Wednesday. . . FWP officials say that a deer carcass was found nearby, and that the hunter acted in self-defense. FWP tracked the grizzly on the ground and in the air as she made her way toward the Mission Mountains. It’s not believed the bear was mortally wounded
For most people, attack by a dangerous animal is not in the top 10 risks to their life and safety. However, that does not mean that the risk should be ignored – especially when one is spending time in a remote area. Remember, it is far better to have a self defense gun and never need it, than to need a self defense gun and not have it. Those who continue to criticize the legalization of concealed carry in national parks should take note of this and other similar cases where individuals have faced attack by wild animals.