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Two strategies are common in the accounts of people successfully fighting off a bear attack with a knife. Perry’s husband had tried unsuccessfully to drive off the bear which was attacking his wife, futilely stabbing at … He had hoped the bear would avoid confrontation and pass him by, or retreat into trees near the logging trail on Mount Doogie Dowler, named for his grandfather. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. A 12-YEAR-OLD girl tried desperately to fight off her dad as he stabbed her mom to death so hard the knife snapped. “I was thinking, I’m not gonna make it. Provincial conservation officers tracked the bear in the woods and it was put down. Forget any; knife, stick etc. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. 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