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Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national park

Sat Jun 13, 2015 6:00 pm

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http://www.9news.com/story/news/2015/06 ... /71170976/

Re: Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national p

Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:46 am

Hard to know the facts with no witnesses, but I had an Elk herd try to run me down and I was able to duck behind a tree.

Re: Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national p

Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:20 pm

So does that mean it is acceptable to carry a gun in the park? I thought they weren't allowed.

As for the cow elk, guess the tree wasn't big enough to hide behind and not shoot?

I have had an cow elk run after me as I was crossing a park in EV and turned and faced her and she stopped. If I had a walking stick or something with me I would have used it to look bigger. When I turned and started walking she came after me again so I turned and faced her again and this time walked backwards, always facing her until I was able to get further away. She could have easily have used her hooves but facing her in this instance kept her from doing anything. Glad it worked.

Re: Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national p

Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:26 pm

Whoops. I don't know how to get the video of a cow elk chasing a runner in Evergreen.

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/06/15/e ... eir-young/

Re: Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national p

Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:28 pm

Yes on those videos we can't embed but the link works! Thank you.

Re: Man claims self-defense after shooting elk in national p

Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:28 am

They recently changed the rules about concealed carry in National Parks. Not all Parks are safe from human predators and National Parks in Alaska you have to worry about bears.
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