Sounds to me like: bear attempts to break into the house, guy grabs gun, goes outside, shoots bear, bear runs off. Neighbors go WTF? Because there was evidence of a bear, the wardens decide the dude wasn't crazy and don't prosecute for shooting in the neighborhood.
Interesting takeaways: 6.8 Remington, self-defense is accepted here as an unwritten exemption from the unsafe discharge ordinance, and don't go outside if you don't have to.
I probably would have stayed inside and let the deputies shoot the bear if it came down to it. What if the guy got ambushed by the bear or momma in the bushes?
Clayton E. Cramer
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