Alaska man kills charging bear with assault rifle
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.
Anybody want to bet that he’s going to up-gun to something in a .30 caliber?