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Old 01-29-2013, 11:36 PM   #11
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That bear certainly was not missing any meals!
It just missed a fine supper of hot lead.

Feed the Bears (hot lead)


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Black bears are more like raccoons in their personality. They like to get into stuff and they're very curious, but they'll leave you alone unless you either come across a starving/sick one. Surprise one with her cubs.


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Black bears are more like raccoons in their personality. They like to get into stuff and they're very curious, but they'll leave you alone unless you either come across a starving/sick one. Surprise one with her cubs.
That's generally true, but I would hate to come across the exception to the rule. That having been said I have run bears out of my camp more than once with no trouble. Of course I had Mr. Ruger with me in case I needed him.
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Here was our visitor in the front yard one evening in September a little after 7:30 pm. Also the second picture is proof a guy can get tired standing to eat corn.

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Black bears are more like raccoons in their personality. They like to get into stuff and they're very curious, but they'll leave you alone unless you either come across a starving/sick one. Surprise one with her cubs.
Sure they are. Until the last ten years or so, nobody seemed to notice that pandas eat carrion, and everybody said that pandas were vegetarians eating bamboo almost exclusively.

Bears, can't trust the ones that breathe.
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WOW!!! That bear was two steps away from that guy's foot. That was some incredible video. Good thing he recorded it because no one would believe his story otherwise.
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That was a cool video. The guy was either brave or well armed lol.
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I suspect he was armed for bear since he was in bear territory.
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Cool video, it goes to show some folks who are deathly afraid of black bears that there is no reason to be scared. This was a decent size bear though not a monster, its hard to judge bear size without anything to compare it to but one way we tell a big bear from a small bear is the size of its ears, a very large trophy bear will have a huge head and tiny nubs for ears, a small bear will have very long ears, this one is in between, I'd say 250 to 350 lb class. Looked to me like the bear didn't know the guy was up there til he said something, he was probably well camoed, bear was simply curious as to why there was a nice steel ladder out in the woods and decided to check it out.
I live in the heart of "bear country" and never go armed because of black bears, if we had grizzly around it would be a different story. A black bear to me is not a risk, now a wolf and a cougar, that's a good reason to arm yourself.
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I've got a video that a neighbor got on their game camera the other night. Its of a lion coming right up to their porch. If I could figure out how to I would post it. I would hate to have a lion coming up a ladder after me though. They move faster than bears do.


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