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Some Bears Kill



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Alaska Stories

Some Bears Kill
Pub. 1997 / 313pp
(Softcover)
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Some Bears Kill chronicles 38 man-bear encounters involving black,  brown/grizzly and polar bears. From the wild bruin to the zoo bear people get into trouble. The theme of the book is that bears aren't bad, people need education.

Incredible stories of a man who was ambushed on a village street by a polar bear and dragged into the black of night on Alaska's northwest coast, a multitude of men armed only with arrow or knife that took on the power of paws and claws, joggers taken by surprise by a brown-grizzly near Anchorage, some bizarre tales, a search for the world record brownie and 8 pages of photos including a charging grizzly. Eight appendices make for informative reading, discuss bear body language and how to avoid mauling, and raise some questions about pepper spray, unnecessary deaths, medical considerations and agency weapons training.

"'When a bear gets a hold of a man, the bear usually wins,'" warns Larry Kaniut, America's best-selling chronicler of what happens when man meets bear in Alaska's wilderness...he speaks with the voice of experience: 'Never, never trust a bear.'"
--Some Bears Kill inside jacket


Table of Contents

• Acknowledgements - vii
• Foreword - ix
• Introduction - xii
• Poem:  Mountain Monarch by Larry Kaniut - xv
• Dedication - xix
• Stories
• He Never Quit - 1
• It's a Bear Attack! - 13
• Two Mamas Too Close - 25
• Following the Blood Spoor - 28
• Three Bears Right There! - 37
• Leave Well Enough Alone - 47
• One Tough Alaskan - 50
• To Shoot or Not to Shoot - 58
• Swim for Life - 71
• Cool-headed Coogle - 79
• Saved by a Prayer - 82
• Running into Death - 94
• Surveying from a Tree - 101
• A Thousand Stitches - 107
• A Mothers Concern - 118
• Keep a "Bear-stopper" Handy - 121
• Close Quarters - 124
• In Without Knocking - 128
• A Grisly Find - 138
• Stalk Softly and Carry a Big Stick - 141
• No Way to Treat a Nurse - 149
• Detour toward Death - 156
• A Tail Too Close - 161

Alaska Stories

• One Mauling Was Plenty - 171
• Sow Swats Soldier - 182
• Terror on the Tundra - 185
• Who Said Zoo Bears Are Tame? - 197
• Mugged in the Zoo - 204
• Eleven Seconds from Disaster - 211
• Scalped Alive - 222
• Eerie Tale from an Old-time Guide - 225
• Whispering Close - 229
• A Man, a Bear, and a Knife - 235
• Cowboy up a Tree - 243
• It Didn't Have to Happen - 249
• Close Calls Call for Big Guns - 255
• Believe It or Not - 258
• Where Danger Lurks - 261
• Appendix 1: Bob Nichols - 265
• Appendix 2: Marcie Trent and Larry Waldron - 267
• Appendix 3: Darcy Staver - 271
• Appendix 4: Antone Bear - 273
• Appendix 5: Eleornora Florance -277
• Appendix 6: Kathryn Warburton -282
• Appendix 7: Miller-Steve Nelson's Weapons Training Program - 285
• Appendix 8: Some Medical Aspects of Bear Maulings - 290
• Appendix 9: Bear Attack Prevention - 295
• Appendix 10: Jerry Austin - 304
• Appendix 11: Darrell Thompson - 307
• Bibliographies - 310


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