Hardcore hunters might use a bow to kill a bear. Really hardcore guys go with a stick bow. Then there’s the ultra-hardcore Chris Everhart, who while camping in Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest last week, used just the stick.

From the Associated Press:
_The bear took the family’s cooler and was heading back to the woods when the youngest son, 6-year-old Logan, hurled a shovel at it.

The bear then dropped the cooler and started coming at the boy, said his father. Fearing what might happen next, Everhart, an ex-Marine, grabbed the closest thing he could find – a log from their stash of firewood.

“(I) threw it at it and it happened to hit the bear in the head,” Everhart said. “I thought it just knocked it out but it actually ended up killing the bear.”

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