An American hunter speared a baited black bear with a 13 x 40 cm spear causing outrage from the public and has the Canadian government seeking to mandate an immediate ban on spears as acceptable weaponry for hunting . In the video the hunter Josh Bowmar a bodybuilding and fitness entrepreneur from Ohio makes a clean shot into the bear but does not make any attempt to track the bear despite that it had run less than 60 yards away and could be heard grunting and running awkwardly in the back ground . The video then cuts to the next day where the hunter elatedly points out a piece of the bears intestine wrapped around a tree branch where it had finally bled out and died during the night . Bowmar claims that spears kill quickly and humanely but that is questioned by the total lack of attempt at tracking the bear after it was speared . Most likely he knew that the bear was injured and dangerous and it would take time for it to die . Many hunters will not use spears for hunting and the ban is welcome news for Alberta fisheries and game President Wayne Lowry who called the ban " welcome news " . The government hopes to fast track the ban so that the fall hunt will see no spears being used on wildlife . Bowmar told The Canadian Press in an email he was surprised by the reaction to the video. He said spears have been used for hunting since the “dawn of man” and the notion that the method is inhumane “couldn’t be further from the truth.” He said the spear blade he used was 13 centimetres wide and about 40 centimetres long and penetrated the bear more than 60 centimetres deep. “The bear I speared only ran (55 metres) and died immediately, that’s as humane and ethical as one could get in a hunting situation on big game animals. Trust me, no one cares more about these animals than us hunters, especially me,” he wrote. Honestly the guy sounds like a douche . Just watch the video and see for yourself . That shot was impressive but i think he very well knew that the spear would cause a distressing death but did it anyway because he wanted to be the first guy to accomplish it from the ground .