This Happened to Me: Selfie-Defense

Send your own story of a close call while hunting or fishing to, and you could receive a free copy of our "This Happened to Me" book. THTM has been a fixture of Outdoor Life since it first appeared in 1940, and we've since compiled some of the most harrowing, hair-raising misadventures readers have ever experienced in a single volume. If we run your story, we'll send you a copy. You can pore over the 183 pages of this action-packed book knowing you're in good company.

Selfie Defense: Michael Tentnowski, Playmouth, NH

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While visiting Glacier national park, I woke up early to fish a nearby lake. I’d made a couple of casts when...Tony Shasteen
this happened to me selfie defense
...I got snagged on a back cast. i tried to yank free without luck. I turned around to find i’d woken a big black bear, 20 feet away in the bushes.Tony Shasteen
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He charged me, growling and clicking his teeth! With the frigid lake at my back, I was cornered!Tony Shasteen
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I decided to document my demise, and reached for the camera in my belt case. when I opened the flap, the velcro made a loud noise and it spooked the black bear! He spun and took off into the woods. I didn’t get a picture, but I did get off easy.Tony Shasteen

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