Ms. Brekken can respond however she likes when she is confronted at very close
range by a 500+ pound grizzly. Her Monday-morning quarterbacking is beyond
laughable, it is downright offensive.The investigation and necropsy
confirmed the hunter's account of shooting in lawful, moral, self-defense.
No charges were filed. And it isn't like wildlife officials are
reticent to bring charges when they are warranted. For the
PETA-crowd, "common sense" includes never hunting or fishing and
probably avoiding bear country altogether lest we trespass into a bear's
living room.This bear was nearing the end of his natural life and
would have died of natural causes (or been killed by some other predator as it
grew older and weaker) within a couple of years of his death. The hunter may
well have provided a far more humane death than nature would have, and not all
that prematurely.Human is alive, aggressive bear is dead. I'm
glad the human the bear decided to attack was able to defend himself, rather
than becoming bear food. I suspect PETA-types prefer the latter. I'm much
better with the former outcome.