HOONAN, ALASKA — An 11-year-old boy, who knows his way around a rifle, is credited with saving a fishing party when a brown bear began charging towards them while out in the woods. Two in the party were armed while the others weren’t. The boy, Elliot Clark, was one of those armed. His father, Lucas Clark, gave an account of what happened that day.
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“There was four of them in a line … my son was third,” Clark said. “The bear came down the trail at them, fella in the front, who was his uncle, the bear was on him so quickly that he didn’t have time to take his rifle off his shoulder.”
The bear ran through the first two men, who were pushed to the side of the trail, leaving Elliot Clark in front of his unarmed cousin. The boy raised his pump action shotgun and shot the sow, hitting it with birdshot, which is often used just to scare bears off, Lucas Clark said.
“His first shot was a light load of birdshot. That first shot hit him in the shoulder and did absolutely nothing. The next shot hit him in the nose and traveled …Read the Rest
Source:: Concealed Nation