Fight to Survive

Attacked by a bear, chomped by a shark, lost in the woods for a week. Three outdoorsmen face their worst nightmares.

Illustration by Steven P. Hughes

Last October, Dave Stornetta, 59, was hunting in California when he found himself in unfamiliar wilderness. He was missing for six nights.

In April, Rick Neumann, 70, was spearfishing for cobia with friends in Florida when a 10-foot bull shark attacked.

Shortly before midnight on Sept. 27, 2014, Brandon Johnson, 44, was helping a friend blood-trail a 525-pound black bear when it charged.