(NEWSER) – A bow hunter is alive and fairly well after surviving a grizzly bear attack, but what's amazing is how he fought back. Chase Dellwo, 26, was hunting with his brother near the town of Choteau, Montana, on Saturday when they saw a herd of elk, the Great Falls Tribune reports.

So Dellwo walked along a slim creek bed in an attempt to move the animals toward a ridge where his brother, Shane, was waiting. That's when Chase noticed a bear waking up just a few feet in front of him. The bear likely hadn't noticed him because of wind, snow, and rain at the time, the AP reports. And Chase had no time to draw back the arrow in his bow.

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