11 yr old with balls of steel defends against Grizzly with his 20ga.

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11 yr old with balls of steel defends against Grizzly with his 20ga.

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An enormous brown bear appeared without warning and charged the small party. The gigantic animal tossed the two adults clear with ease before focusing on Elliot and his young cousin. Any normal kid might have run or simply frozen in place. Elliot, by contrast, stood his ground between the charging grizzly and his unarmed relative, raised his shotgun, drew a bead, and fired.

That first charge of 20-gauge birdshot had no discernible effect on the enraged bruin, but young Elliot cycled the gun in an instant. His first slug struck the bear squarely in the nose and tracked down into its neck. Cycling the action again Elliot put his second slug into the animal’s shoulder at bad breath range. The muzzle blast from this third round was close enough to leave powder burns in the giant bear’s mouth. This third shot knocked the animal down, its momentum causing the creature to slide past the two kids. Elliot stepped over to the panting beast and killed it outright with a third slug delivered at contact range.


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Great read. Brave kid with nerves of steel. I fully applaud his levelheadedness to stand ground and operate that gauge at his age.
My sister and I were on the receiving end of a charging Mother moose in Alaska At about his age after we stumbled upon her calf on the bend of a hiking trail. Unarmed, with my folks 50 yards behind us, the only thing that saved my sister and I was her blood curdling scream after we both realized our situation and froze. The Moose slid to a stop about 15 yards in front of us. I still remember the dust from her abrupt stop wafting up from our feet. From that time on as soon as I could own a gun I Didn’t go in the woods without one.... or two if I ever get back up to grizzly country.
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And practice your blood-curdling scream.
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smithers599 wrote: August 6th, 2021, 7:16 pm And practice your blood-curdling scream.
Lol. I don’t have the pipes so I have to rely on slugs.
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Breath of fresh air.
I have to wonder if the adults had firearms as all folks traveling in bear country should?
Perhaps they did and the bear was on them so fast they could not engage it.
The kid is a full on stud in the day of less than strong brave children we see now.
Bravo young man Bravo!
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OH-MAN wrote: August 6th, 2021, 10:59 pm Breath of fresh air.
I have to wonder if the adults had firearms as all folks traveling in bear country should?
Perhaps they did and the bear was on them so fast they could not engage it.
The kid is a full on stud in the day of less than strong brave children we see now.
Bravo young man Bravo!
Read the article at the link,...yes, they were armed, and taken out of the fight as soon as it began.
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The kid not having a sling on his shotgun (and his skill) saved the whole group
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Just think, when he goes back to school in September, his teacher will assign the class to write an essay: What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

Top that!
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