“These pictures are of a guy who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy unloaded his 7mm Mag Semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him.” Click here to read this account.
The hunter told his own story at HuntingNet.com.
check it out on Snopes.com. Snopes says the pictures are real, even if the story has been heavily embellished:
The basic story here is true although some of the details are wrong, perhaps because two different recent incidents of very large bear killings in Alaska have been conflated into one.
The bear pictured above was killed in November 2001 by a hunter (not a Forest Service employee) who came across it while he was deer-hunting in Alaska.
The pictures of the November 2001 shooting became confused with a later account of a killing, also in Alaska, of another very large bear.
That story is told here.
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