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The four were walking in a line and 11 year old Eliot Clark was third. He didn’t have a strap for his pump action rifle, so he was carrying it in his hands loaded with birdshot.Out of nowhere an Alaskan brown bear appeared. The animal bounded through the party and pushed the two men in the front of the line off the path on either side leaving Eliot and his cousin exposed. Eliot shot the animal in the shoulder and the animal continued forward unfazed.
Eliot fired his pump action rifle again and he got the charging grizzly right in the face with his birdshot. That shot caught the animal in the nose and the next stopped him in his tracks.