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Auburn Man Facing Charges After Killing Bear In His Backyard
Richard Ahlstrand told WBZ-TV he was stocking his bird feeder Friday night when a bear about seven feet tall and 300-to-400 pounds started chasing him.
That’s when he turned his shotgun on the bear.
“I didn’t have time to aim through the sights, but I aimed in the direction of the head on this thing and I pulled the trigger before it got to me. It just dropped,” he said.
Ahlstrand said he was carrying the shotgun Friday night because he thought he saw the bear in his yard Thursday.
“If that ever jumped on me, I wouldn’t even be here right know, I don’t think. I know it was going to seriously maul me,” he said.
Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by Krakatoa
Thanks for the info. I was wondering what the whole "illegal possession" charge was all about. Make me wonder why anyone would want to live in a state like that.
Then, to add insult to injury, the cops tacked a bunch of other BS charges. Probably in the hopes that he's cop to a plea bargain to get most of the charges dismissed.
Its a shame that, in an area where people are still threatened by wildlife, the gubment forces them to get special permits and such just to have the weapons to defend themselves.