Rare case, bear mauls hunter after pistol shots
“He ran directly into the grizzly,” his wife said. “He shot him twice.”
She said the bear was on its hind legs, but the shots did not knock it down. The animal bit one of Moore's legs, breaking the bone, and tossed him six or eight feet.
The animal then put Moore's head in his mouth and mauled his face.
Moore somehow managed to free himself and stuck his pistol in the bear's mouth, firing again, and the bear retreated. Moore's companions heard the gunfire and said at first they thought he had shot a moose. The bear was gone when they found Moore.