There are lessons in life you do NOT want to learn the hard way.
This one ranks high on that list.
Where to begin?
With the bear sitting high in that tree, pretty motionless, there was a chance for a nice, clean shot to drop the bear.
That would have been a best-case scenario for all involved.
(For an example of what that is SUPPOSED to look like, see:
Epic Brown Hunt With .375H&H Magnum – One and Done!)
That is NOT how it played out.
Lesson one, do not neglect time at the range.
The bear dropped from the top of the tree, a long way down.
And some poor sap saw it drop and went running right up after it.
Lesson two, do NOT assume the fall will kill the bear… even if it’s a long drop.
Judging by his screaming and running away, the guy who was walking up to the bear was unprepared to meet a live bear. Possibly even unarmed. That was not smart.
The bear, obviously, was pissed. Worse, he was still a very much a real threat.
Lesson three, Do not approach a bear that ‘might’ be dead unless you are prepared for the possibility that he isn’t.
If a person looked to Scripture and paid particular attention to the passages within the Bible that address the topic of hunting, then they’d walk away thinking not only is hunting animals tolerated but it is endorsed by God. And that’s exactly what this little book is about: proving that God, from Genesis to Revelation, is extremely cool with hunters and hunting. I’ll go out on a biblical limb and claim right off the bat that you cannot show me, through the balance of the Bible, that the God of the Scripture is against the responsible killing and the grilling of the animals He created. ~Doug Giles
In his killer new book RISE, KILL & EAT: A Theology of Hunting From Genesis to Revelation Doug carries on with his courageous war against the lunatic fringe who dare recommend Bambi solutions to the annual production of edible wildlife. –Ted Nugent