Around these parts we have a saying, follow the three ‘S’s and you can’t go wrong. For those that don’t know the three S’s are Shoot, Shovel, and Shut-up. This was coined most predominantly in dealing with the wolf problems in the area. Well it has now expanded to cover any defense shooting involving an animal.
Jeremy M. Hill, 33, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to killing the animal with a rifle on his 20-acre property near Porthill, Idaho, at the Canadian border. He lives five miles from the closest grizzly bear recovery zone.
Why was the Grizzly bear shot I hear you ask. It was the standard reason for any defensive gun use.
Heaven forbid you use deadly force against an animal that can kill a full grown man without thinking twice. The debate about the wolf has been the biggest pile of crap I’ve ever seen. Why? Because every last complaint against hunting is filed by people who live out of state and are unfamiliar with the actual situation on the ground.
I can guarantee you that the next time someone has to shoot a grizzly in self-defense, it’s NOT going to be reported. There is no such thing as winning a law suit, all you can do is scrape by. Any and every law suit is best avoided.
Ultimately this man is being charged because his son acted in defense of his family and then did the right thing by notifying authorities. We now see the reason the authorities wanted notification is so they can punish someone for being self reliant. Or maybe that’s how they plan on closing the budget deficit.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.