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Discussion in 'Camping Around Wildlife' started by Orchid, Jun 12, 2018.
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Some of this is hard when you live in a area that has an extremely large bear population. Its a thrill when you look out your front door, and have one looking at you. The pic in my avatar was taken with a game camera, out side my front door
We live where there is a large black bear population as well. There are even several of them wandering around our downtown area right now.
It's not hard to keep the pet food inside and trash cans put up.
You can eat those ya know.
Not me. Gross! Venison is about as exotic as I get.
Down here they eat alligator, too. It's so chewy, like eating a blob of fat.
Bear is good when fixed correctly, but it's greasy.
I've had alligator, but it wasn't chewy. This place has good gator. http://stumpknockersontheriver.com/
I eat a lot of gator meat, (me x gator hunter, son is the gator hunter now) if cooked properly it is really good and tasty and makes a great sausage.
You are correct my friend. In fact my coffee cup says "There is a place for all God's creatures, right next to the mashed taters and gravy"
I've only tried it once, it was a place up on the panhandle. One of my sons ordered it and I tried a piece of his. They probably didn't know how to make it right. The taste wasn't bad, but the consistency was so awful that I spit it out in my napkin.
That's pretty cool to be a gator hunter. I love watching Swamp People!
I always get a well done when I cook some gator at home or the Lodge. We do not get a lot of bear but do get some occasionally, used to get 1/2 elk a year but the donor of that passed away. He used to bring a whole elk over and 1/2 was mine and the other half was for me to make jerky and sausage for him I also used to smoke 3-4 pork bellies at a time one for me and the rest for him to eat at the hunting camp, boy I sure miss him.
Most people think all you eat of the gator is the tail, the rest of the meat is very good too, especially in jambalaya, stews or about any dish that beef is used.
Never tried gator or bear...but I have had rattlesnake when we visit family in Colorado...tastes like chicken
I am heading to Canada on a fishing trip tomorrow.
Last year, as we were approaching our destination, a mama bear and two cubs crossed the road just ahead of us. For the past three years, bears have come into camp. Two years ago, another was swimming across the lake about 50 feet from where we were fishing. The bears are getting as thick as the mosquitoes up there!
The bear spray (not to be confused with mosquito spray) is packed.
We were in TN the first week of May.
Went to Cade's Cove, saw probably 10 bears.
All mama bears with little ones.
Also saw about 10 folks walking through an open field towards a mama bear and cub
Just walking straight to it, when we drove off one person was about 50ft away from her and still closing.
Staring at the phone screen they were filming with.
My wife and I had no desire to see someone mauled by a bear, so we moved on.
Folks don't understand that these are wild animals, and even a small bear can kill you without much effort.
Yesterday morning in my co worker’s yard. Grizzly
That's closer than I would like to have them to my home!
This happened back up behind our house lol, family woke up by the horn blowing...
We have 800 pound black bear in my area of northeastern PA. They do not hibernate and search out residential food/roadkill during the winter. I backpack camp and boondock in this area. Closest bear while backpacking came up to me chomping jaws while I was eating mountain house chicken teriyaki.
GOT IT......No camping in PA.. LOL
OMG.. my nightmare has come true..
Impressed with your bravery ..... I would be packing up and leaving my site as soon as it walked away.. yikes LOL