WATCH: Look What Took This Bro’s Deer Away After He Shot Him

Think it's just fisherman who can tell their 'one that got away' stories? Guess again. Here's a hunter's version, with the video to back it up.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on November 28, 2017

Think it’s just fisherman who can tell their ‘one that got away’ stories? Guess again. Here’s a hunter’s version, with the video to back it up.

John was out in the Michigan woods, hunting whitetail deer. So far so good, right?

Here’s his explanation of why you really can’t count that kill as yours until AFTER you get it home.

John learned the hard way that his hunting trip was basically ‘room service’ for a local black bear.

I have a Michigan black bear encounter story that is hard to believe but true. Have you ever heard of a Michigan black bear dragging a whitetail deer away? Here's my iPhone video showing my bear encounter. November 16th, hunting in Alcona County, I made a clean shot on a nice 6 point. I walked down my shooting lane to check the spot where I shot my buck. Turning to see the line of site of my shot, there was a bear standing next to my pop up blind. The bear came down the ridge, then proceeded to parallel me as I walked my blood trail. Thought it was pretty cool to see a bear that close, so I started videoing with my iPhone. After walking 20 yards of so I realized that the bear was heading to my deer. Several times I tried shouting, whistling, breaking brush. She would not leave. At one point she was 35-40 from me. Backing away a few yards, still videoing, I could see the bear standing on a log over my deer. Tried again to get her to leave but came towards me. Backed out again to a side trail where I watched her dragging my deer over logs deeper in the woods. Not sure if she dragged the deer to her den or somewhere to cover it. Would really like to recover my antlers but will give her space. Been deer hunting for 50+ years never witnessed anything like this.(My apologies for the video quality. When I uploaded it to Facebook they posted it at a lower resolution. My original video is 1080p)

Posted by John Wardynski on Saturday, November 18, 2017

John’s story:

I have a Michigan black bear encounter story that is hard to believe but true.
Have you ever heard of a Michigan black bear dragging a whitetail deer away? Here’s my iPhone video showing my bear encounter. November 16th, hunting in Alcona County, I made a clean shot on a nice 6 point. I walked down my shooting lane to check the spot where I shot my buck. Turning to see the line of site of my shot, there was a bear standing next to my pop up blind. The bear came down the ridge, then proceeded to parallel me as I walked my blood trail. Thought it was pretty cool to see a bear that close, so I started videoing with my iPhone. After walking 20 yards of so I realized that the bear was heading to my deer. Several times I tried shouting, whistling, breaking brush. She would not leave. At one point she was 35-40 from me. Backing away a few yards, still videoing, I could see the bear standing on a log over my deer. Tried again to get her to leave but came towards me. Backed out again to a side trail where I watched her dragging my deer over logs deeper in the woods. Not sure if she dragged the deer to her den or somewhere to cover it. Would really like to recover my antlers but will give her space. Been deer hunting for 50+ years never witnessed anything like this.
(My apologies for the video quality. When I uploaded it to Facebook they posted it at a lower resolution. My original video is 1080p)

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