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David Booth kills a bear, compares it to Zdeno Chara

May 1, 2012, 7:33 PM EDT

Most players spend their off-seasons playing golf and sleeping. Surely Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth does some of those things, but perhaps it only makes sense that a man who recently quoted Teddy Roosevelt in defeat would post a photo of a big bear he took down on Twitter.

And naturally, Booth compared that bear to Boston Bruins giant Zdeno Chara.

Warning: animal lovers might want to avoid this photo.


Here’s what Booth said about his kill:

“Just killed a Chara-sized bruin! Seven foot black bear – 21 inch skull.”

Something tells me that Booth watches hunting and fishing programs on NBC Sports Network almost as often as he watches hockey …

  1. rainyday56 - May 1, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    He slaughters defenseless animals for the lord . . .

  2. bobhpine - May 1, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    Now you’re a man…douche

  3. lb200 - May 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    awesome bear!

    • Doesnotmatter - May 1, 2012 at 9:33 PM

      it was awesome. Now its dead.

      • bethgoesglobal - May 1, 2012 at 11:14 PM

        Thanks- you just made me burst into laughter!!! very sharp point :-)

  4. lb200 - May 1, 2012 at 8:42 PM

    oh, and I am sure the folks leaving nasty comments only eat meat from animals that are not “defenseless”. idiots

    • itsallniceonice - May 1, 2012 at 8:54 PM

      Cows, sheep, pigs, deer and fish are much more numerous than bear. Thus I don’t really give a crap about eating them.

      • esracerx46 - May 1, 2012 at 9:26 PM

        It’s not a freakin Polar Bear! Hell its not even a Brown, or a Grizzly ( points for the first person that knows the difference since genetically they’re the same). The Black Bear population is thriving. They’re found everywhere from New Mexico to Alaska. If gone un-hunted, much like the wolves in Montana and Wyoming theyre going to be in areas they are not supposed to be in. Bear is fine to eat anyways, a bit of an aquired taste but it is done. If people are all in a tizzy about a guy who legally shot a bear, why in the hell did you read the article??

  5. mclovinhockey - May 1, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    Wonder if he will eat it… Only scumbags hunt for sport.

    • esracerx46 - May 1, 2012 at 9:32 PM

      I hunt for sport (bow only) , But I eat the meat….does that make me a scumbag?

      • you4real - May 1, 2012 at 9:39 PM

        Yes… But only because you use a bow, most definitely injure more animals than you kill. At least guns are quick

      • theclaim - May 2, 2012 at 2:17 AM

        First off you lost all credibility with your wolves in Montana statement. The Grey Wolf Was nearly extinct due to careless hunters and were REINTRODUCED into their own home ecosystem only to find people had moved in and then were seen as pests for attacking ranchers herds. Sport Hunting has dramatically lowered the number of wolves natural prey leaving them to expand territories and take animals it wouldn’t normally IE pets and grazing herd animals are just a couple that come to mind. All that said there is an Enormous overpopulation of prairie dog in eastern Montana! Enjoy them Vittles.

  6. esracerx46 - May 1, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    You really need to understand how a bullet and an arrow work in order to make that comment. A bullet, if placed correctly sends shockwaves through an animal, that doesnt necessarily means its quick and it doesnt mean it painless. An Arrow, has to be shot at a much smaller distance, 40 yards as opposed to 300+ with a rifle. Your odds of an animal coming 40 yards from you are much slimmer. An arrow cuts and tears everything causing massive trauma to internal organs and will put a moose down much faster than a high powered rifle will because of that. I’m speaking from experience. You are speaking out of your liberal ass

    • esracerx46 - May 1, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      Oh by the way, I’ve never “injured” an animal. I pride myself in taking ethical shots. Gun hunters are much more dangerous to themselves and others, animals included than archery hunters.

  7. barkar942 - May 1, 2012 at 10:08 PM

    I saw all of these anti-hunting comments coming when I saw the headline.

  8. bmorethansteel - May 1, 2012 at 10:22 PM

    Huge black bear population so you have no clue as to what you speak of.

  9. jason9696 - May 1, 2012 at 10:24 PM

    Just another excuse to hate the loser Canucks.

  10. thehighcountrybear - May 2, 2012 at 1:08 AM

    After pulling a disappearing act in the playoffs, it’s not hard to understand how Booth could sneak-up on a bear! Takes a ‘real man’ to stand a quarter of a mile away using a scope and a high-powered rifle to blow an innocent living thing into oblivion. Whatever gets your rocks off I suppose…

  11. thehighcountrybear - May 2, 2012 at 1:13 AM

    Twenty one inches…? Odds on, Booth’s penis is inversely proportionate to the size of the bear’s skull. I can’t see bwana kill bear playing big in granola crunching green loving Vancouver, home of Greenpeace among others…

  12. thehighcountrybear - May 2, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    Better Booth takes his armaments and move back to Florida where he can defend the populace from skittle wielding hoody wearing seventeen year olds…? Murder’s murder however you frame-up the picture!

  13. banshee950 - May 2, 2012 at 6:20 AM

    wow, a leagal kill on legal grounds and you’d have thought he killed a bus load of nuns with some of these comments. get off your f’n high horses. if you eat anything that was ever alive you are a d!ck too. go to Ammarillo TX and check out the cow fields sometime. I suspect a sledge to the bean hurts like hell, but do let that stop you when you are stuffing your fat faces at Mcdonalds. BTW there was an awesome playoff game last night hope some of you didn’t miss it while on here teaching everyone to live your way. I don’t hunt, but respect those that do so responsibly those i know that do are passionate outdoors folk and care more fot he environment than any fart sniffing, cambridge,MA living prious driver

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