"Gold, Guns and Bears" is the second episode of Season 1 of Gold Rush. It originally aired on December 10, 2010.
The stakes get higher at the Porcupine Creek prospect as reality sets in about just how little time they have to get to their gold. The miners start to rebuild the mining ghost town but the bears aren't so keen on their new neighbors and they let them know it.
This episode sparked controversy from groups such as PETA for the group shooting and killing a bear near their camp. The men had proper licenses and tags, but the Alaska state department asked them to be more careful and properly store their food so the same thing does not happen again.