Hunter killed by Grizzly

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  1. drew

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    Hopefully, the guy who shot the bear isn't charged with a crime or fined.

    Hunter Killed by Grizzly - Bonners Ferry Herald : Local News: boudary county, grizzly, killed, man, bonners ferry

     
  2. Swedish K

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    Some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you...

    Looks like not only do they have to worry about the possibility of being charged or fined for shooting a grizzly - the update says it was determined that they were on the Montana side of the line so they may have been hunting in the wrong state...
     
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  3. 4Freedom

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    The crazy thing is, I was just there in the Cabinet mountains, close to where this probably happened. I was just laughing to myself about how hard it would be to see a grizzly there. Considering, I just got back from Glacier NP and saw grizzly bears, I never would have imagined seeing a grizzly bear in North Idaho, much less being consumed by one. This really sucks and I know that any violent grizzly should be put down. I was told that you cannot be charged with a crime if you shoot a grizzly in self-defense. I guess I am very confused about what the laws are when defending yourself against attacking wild animals, especially grizzlies, cougars and wolves. Anyway, I'd rather be a fugitive then be eaten alive by a grizzly. If they are going to be increasing the numbers of dangerous wildlife in these areas, they have to do away with all the protective regulations in any defense situation.
     
  4. PlayboyPenguin

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    As long as they were legally engaged in a lawful hunting act they should face no charges. There are imminent danger laws that allow for killing even protected animals as long as you are not seeking them out. Now if it is found they went out and crossed the Montana border looking to poach a bear then the shooter might be charged...and should be. Just because you get injured/killed while committing a crime doesn't absolve your crime.
     
  5. B-Towner

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    I read this morning - somewhere - that they were legal to hunt in both states.
     
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    Sometimes the best of intentions....

     
  9. PlayboyPenguin

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    Now they will have to investigate whether the hunter killed his friend on purpose and then killed the bear as a cover story.
     

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