i´ve hunted in there before and i can see an animal living a long time in that mess of bush. close to farmland and rugged timber. and some very large elk roam those hills. can you imagine the shooters face when he saw the bear,, in time,, behind his buddy. i´ll even bet his 5 shots were in there before the bear hit the ground. those scars on his face are from getting his snout stuck in 5 gallon pails. lucky, could´ve had a different ending.
don´t think about doing it, do it without thinking, get´er done!
Big bear for sure, shot here in Alberta, I doubt it the fish and wild life would have done a big investigation to first of all make sure the caller was actually in danger, Check tracks and so on I doubt you would have got pics with it although maybe, the animal itself would be confiscated by f&w. the other part of the story with 5 shots out of his .338, well he musta had to stop and reload cause most mag rifles I've seen are 3 +1 in the chamber. Unless it was a .338 fedral then maybe 4+1. Besides we all know there are no grizz left in Alberta.