Black Bear Season

Discussion in 'Camping Around Wildlife' started by Orchid, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Well-Known Member

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    I once heard someone state "we lost humility for the sake of self-confidence".

    It rang true then. Now, I think it's changed to "we lost empathy for the sake of self-confidence". And it's not just the new generation. People of all ages have adjusted to put themselves above everyone else. What we should be doing is putting ourselves EQUAL to everyone else. I am not more important than you - you are not more important than me. Each situation should be looked at individually before deciding who "wins" - and compromise should always be the first consideration.
     
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    That's a good way to be.

    People in that mind set come together, work together and advance themselves and those around them.

    Those without that mindset tend to be left out and limited in resources.
     
  3. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    MASSHOLE
     
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    Those invasive oriental bars who search out chicken teriyaki are the most dangerous bars.

    Last Novemeber at Shawnee state park I went outside at about 2:30 AM in total darkness, in a half inebriated state, to burn a stogie. The black shape that emerged from the darkness about 15' away turned out not to be the black lab of the people a few sites down that I thought it was lol. I think I scared Mr Bar as he ran off, and later I heard him flipping the dumpster lids open. The next day at about 4 in the afternoon I decided to go get a burger and some cocktails at a local watering hole in Manns Choice. About a mile from the campground Mr Bar ran across the highway in front of me, came close to creaming him and probably would of totaled the GMC. Had to be the same one....pesky damn bears.

    I, Hatchet Jack, being of sound mind and broke legs, do hereby leaveth my bar rifle to whatever finds it, Lord hope it be a white man. It is a good rifle, and killt the bar that killt me. Anyway, I am dead. Yours truly, Hatchet Jack.
     
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    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

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    Jeremiah Johnson great movie!
     
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    I was 8 miles into the woods Hatchet Jack style.
     
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    What would you do at 3am when you ran into this one?
    This little boy weighted 590lb out of Buckingham Co. VA this past Nov.
     

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    LOL, first I noticed this. He was a big ole boy huh? Where is Rockyroo? Hey Jay, he was hanging only about 50 miles or so from Elkton LOL.

    The state I was in at my last 3 AM bear encounter, I may have tried to hand feed him some ham.
     
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  9. silvermickey2002

    silvermickey2002 Morris County, NJ

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    My neighbor that I spoke with last week told me that him and a few of his buddy's camped at Waywayanda State park in NJ a few weekends ago. He said when they checked in the ranger gave them a warning about the black bear population up there. Told them to stow away anything that might smell good to a bear! There are a few large bears up there. He said they saw a few bears that weighed about 400-500 lbs.

    Largest bear shot in NJ was in December of 2011. It weighed in at 829 lbs!!! Yup, welcome to NJ!!
    https://www.ammoland.com/2011/12/829lb-black-bear-takes-record-in-nj-bear-hunt/#axzz5qRqyUhOw
     
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    A woman walking her dog was attacked week before last and dog killed. An emergency alert was issued last week as 2 bears were in downtown Buckhannon Neighbor had 1 in his yard last week. Kinda hard to keep food up in a residential area
     
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    If your bear population is up and they can't locate enough grub, yes they sure will be looking in town. We heard a bear roamed through our town a few days ago. We still will camp in general and might be out this weekend. People just need to use a little prudence. Life is too short to be huddled around the screen while staying at home.
     
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    From 2005-2011 I worked on a surface mine in southern WV, black bears were common. We had one that was tame enough that it would take a candy bar out of miners pockets (not mine). Had one get locked inside an office and it tore the place apart. I keep honey bees and have had to run a large bear away from my hives (fired a 9mm into a tree). Just last Tuesday I found one of my hives had been knocked off of the stand and laying in the ditch. I immediately thought bear! We have at least two that have been seen on the "holler". So I was sure one had destroyed the hive. I called the game warden, who I know and attend church with. He was going to bring me some 12 gauge shells with rubber shot in case it returned. I suited up to see if I could salvage anything of the hive. Found out no bear, a tree had fallen and just clipped the far end of the stand (it's 8ft long and can hold 4 hives). This caused the stand to move and the hive fell off and down the 20 foot hillside. Called the warden back .
     
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    Folks here put electric fences up around there hives. If they don't do that, seems there hives are chewed up within a week. Lots and lots and lots of bears. Did you work in the coal mines? I did a bit, but that was in the powder basin.

     
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    I was a welder on the heavy equipment that was used to surface (strip) mine coal. Also ran a large bucket loader.
     

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