We’re coming up on the time where North Atlantic Right Whales visit Cape Cod Bay. They were here last year in early April, or at least that’s when one of us ran out and wrote about it.
There are some changes in store for North Carolina sportsmen. The state is altering a number of deer hunting regulations and bear zones, and adding an alligator hunting season.
Twenty-five fatal black bear attacks have occurred in North America during the last 20 years. Here are the stories behind each.
Black bear attacks seem to be on the rise as of late. And as we spend more time outdoors, run-ins with bears are expected to become more frequent. Most interactions, however, result in a quick parting of ways. And fortunately, the statistics show that if a mauling does occur, the chances of it turning fatal are relatively slim. Over the last twenty years, black bears have killed twenty-five people across North America. That works out to 1.25 fatal attacks per year.
The following list showcases the twenty-five fatal black bear attacks that have occurred between 1997 and 2017. Some interesting statistics: the youngest person killed was a child of only five months of age; the oldest, a 93-year-old female. The average age is 41. The most deaths have occurred in British Columbia, Canada (6), with Quebec, Canada (3) and Alaska (3) tied for second most. Fourteen females have been killed and 11 males.