"This bear came, passing about twenty yards in our front. A cartridge was ready, and against Jack's injunction "Don't shoot," I fired; yet, it failed to stop him, and Jack turned loose with his repeater, I shooting rapidly with my rifle."
A Tale: In a Country Swarming With Grizzly Bears — 1874
"Jack fired. Hit him. The bear gave one tremendous yell—looked round a moment—then tore up the ground like mad and flew at the trees, sending the bark flying in all directions. "
A Tale: Lord Blackmore Riles His Guide by Catching 254 Fish in One Day — 1872
"Sport hunters condemned commercial hunting, but reserved their own right to blast away at anything that moved."
News and Views: A Truly Great Conversation in Helena
Eleanor Corthell told her husband t0 expect a bill because she had bought a team and wagon and was taking their seven children to Yellowstone Park for the summer in 1904.
A Tale: Photos—A Grizzly Chases a Yellowstone Bison
I focus my interest in Yellowstone Park stories to things that happened before 1915, but I couldn't resist joining the thousands of others who shared these remarkable photos.
A Tale: Yellowstone’s First Tourists Seek “First Blood”
"Old hunters say a bear can be successfully handled (in an emergency) by waiting till he rises on his hind feet, and then smiting him under the fifth rib till he dies. They never tell how the bear amuses himself in the meantime."
A Tale: Colonel Pickett Gets His Bear — 1877
An experienced guide saves a greenhorn from a charging bear and then lets the man take credit for the kill.