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LIVINGSTON - Bob Johnson, the mountain man mauled by a grizzly bear last week, has decided to tell the rest of the story.
He shot the bear dead, he said Wednesday, plugging it with a .41-caliber Magnum pistol after it had mauled him once and was returning for a second attack.
Johnson, 55, maintained last week that the details of the attack were hazy. On Wednesday, he said he had been reluctant to tell the whole story because of legal concerns.
He was convicted of a federal poaching charge in the early 1980s and was unsure if carrying a handgun would land him in trouble.
"I was scared of going to jail," he said Wednesday. . . . .
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