September 21, 2009
Canadian Archer Fends Off Grizzly With Hunting Arrow
By Dave Hurteau
From the Edmonton Sun:
When a stinky, angry bear charged him, Rory Chapple was probably glad he's a bow hunter and president of an archery club.
As that grizzly came at Chappl. . . in the wilderness near Kechika River in northern B.C., the 39-year-old father of two stabbed the bruin with an arrow in a last-ditch attempt to save his bacon, piercing the raging animal's throat and living to tell the tale. . . .
"It was a glancing blow but as soon as that arrow struck home, she went from gnarling and growing and huffing at me to gurgling," Chapple said.
The bear ran off and Chapple escaped with ripped pants, a sore back and a story which has garnered national attention.