ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A trail south of Anchorage has been closed after a man killed a brown bear that charged him.
Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologist Jessy Coltrane tells the Anchorage Daily News that an unidentified man came across the bear Sunday morning while hiking alone. He told Coltrane the bear charged him, and he fired 13 rounds from an AK-74 assault rifle he was carrying on his hike.
Chugach State Park Ranger Tom Crockett said the bear ran off, but later died.
Officials say the bear was skinned and the head taken to Fish and Game. But a large portion of the carcass remains about 100 yards off the trail, and likely will attract other bears.
Rangers have closed the trail between McHugh Creek and the Rainbow trailhead.
I guess he passed the background check!
If it only saves one life!!!!
The fictitious Gun show loophole?
Passed the background check?
Got it from his medical marijuana dealer?
Kept it as a souvenier upon his discharge from the Army?
Pete in Fairbanks fell asleep while hunting?
NRA Sweepstakes winner?
Shuteye traded it and the groundhog for two yellow perch and a jar of honey?
The 50 cal. pistols are pretty popular too but a riot gun slung over your shoulder and bear pepper spray ends the discussion pretty quick.
Hey now! Sounds like you've spent some time in Chicago!
The 47 fired a much more potent round, a .30 caliber (.308?) whereas the 74 went to something along the lines of the .223?
Not much knockdown for sure.... if using FMJ though, decent penetration I'd bet....
Interesting.... good thing he wasn't regulated by law to a 5 round clip.... could be Treadwell fertilizer by now....
AK74 can be recognized easily from a distance by the vertical 'hollow' carved in the stock which is not put on an AK47 stock.
For comparison, the .223 is a 5.56x41 and the .308 is a 7.62x51 while a .30-06 is a 7.62x63
The AK47's 7.62x39 is a formidable round less powerful than a .308 but stronger than a .223 while the AK74 is smaller but still designed for combat use. They are great for weight sensitive missions, or smaller shooters, with barely any recoil, lighter ammo, etc.