What knife would you use to kill a bear?

Discussion in 'Hunting & Fishing' started by olivernadams, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. noviomagus

    noviomagus

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    Dec 25, 2007
    Can't be huge bear then.
    He's not going to hold a huge bear in a headlock who is attacking him.
    Ever seen a bear storming at a person? The mass of it alone will make you land on your back in a split second.
    I don't think that Wade has been in that kind of situation.
    He sounds more like a Lynn Thompson version, who is sitting in a tree waiting or a kaffer buffel to pass by, and then throw a spear in its back and waiting for it succumb.

    I certainly am entitled to my opinions.
    Especially regarding people like the Wade type.
    Who have no respect for other life whatsoever.
     
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  2. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    real men don't kill bears.
    they ride them.
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  3. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    "family friends"? :rolleyes:
     
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  4. kvaughn

    kvaughn Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Hey Agnes,
    Come over to Whine and Cheese. There's a great bunch of guys over there that would get a big kick out all your knowledge.--KV
     
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  5. MolokaiRider

    MolokaiRider Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 13, 2017
    Jeepers... calm down folks.
     
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  6. Agneshead2

    Agneshead2

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  7. Agneshead2

    Agneshead2

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    Sep 18, 2019
    I am new to this forum. Is there no rule against political rants? I am not talking about politics here, just about a man who had a hobby of hand to hand combat with bears. And I don't know the size of the bears. Maybe they were tiny new born cubs and he killed them with nail clippers. Who knows? But I am not going to tiptoe around any forum and hope to avoid offending folks with a political agenda. It is more enjoyable to just be polite and respectful of others.
     
  8. Agneshead2

    Agneshead2

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    Sep 18, 2019
    yes Sir, and they still are to this very day.
     
  9. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    I'd use a bear knife, duh.
     
  10. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    Has Smatchet been said? Because the answer is obviously Smatchet:thumbsup:
     
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  11. r8shell

    r8shell Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 16, 2010
    If you say so, Ma'am.
     
  12. noviomagus

    noviomagus

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    Dec 25, 2007
    I don't like the Wade type of men.
    I'm not tiptoeing around either ;-).
    Unless you're a member or a sympathisant of the KKK. And that sort of people. You should not be offended.
     
  13. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    Enough of the Wade/KKK crap.
     
  14. HJK

    HJK Moderator Moderator

    Jun 30, 1999
    For those interested, one of the karate greats, Mas Oyama, used to fight bulls bare handed.
    Greg Lightfoot, among others, a great Canadian knifemaker used to and probably still does make and use knives for hunting boar. The old timers no doubt took some bears with Bowies and the like.
    I'm not sure talking about the non-knife aspects of such things is out of limits here, that a call for your Mod and the SuperMods, but despite the fun and sarcastic comments which I trust are OK, there are better and worse knives for hunting or fighting animals ( or people ) so there is a serious conversation that's possible.
    If you've ever been up close to a big Grizzly or a Polar Bear, your chances against a motivated monster like that with any knife are not good ( they can outrun a horse over short distances and break the back of a moose with one swipe), but it has been done.
     
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  15. noviomagus

    noviomagus

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    Dec 25, 2007
    Gene Moe was an impressive story.
    Maybe not the biggest bear to be found. Not a tiny one either. And his knife was not the biggest either.
    The Buck 110.
     
  16. noviomagus

    noviomagus

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    Dec 25, 2007
  17. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    None.
     
  18. noviomagus

    noviomagus

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    Dec 25, 2007
    The question by the OP was not about guns.

    And talking about guns.
    I think that humans with guns are a bigger problem than bears.

    But that's an entirely different discussion.
     
  19. jill jackson

    jill jackson

    Sep 5, 2006
    Thank you for your diligence in pointing that fact out to me.
     
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