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

LOST as told to Ben Romans

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


BITTEN as told to Bill Heavey

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


MAULED as told to T. Edward Nickens

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