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Montana Bowhunters Reportedly Kill Grizzly Bear In Self-Defense

by Ben OBrien   |  September 9th, 2011 1

While most bowhunters prefer to do their hunting with stick and string, two Montana bowhunters are probably thankful that they were packing heat in the form of a sidearm.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks are reporting that two bowhunters hunting for elk in the Gravelly Mountains shot and killed a sow grizzly with a handgun when the big bruin reportedly charged the pair. Two large cubs, believed to be near two years old, were with the sow.

Montana law allows for a self-defense shooting of a grizzly in certain situations, including protecting one’s life, another person, or domestic dog.

For the more on this shooting, please visit the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

  • MIKE

    Thank God they were in a state that recognizes the second amendment. In my state, hikers, fishermen, and firearm hunters can defend themselves, but bowhunters aren't.

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