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Daryl_S
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Tree Stands and Bears
      #316455 - 17/05/18 01:29 AM

https://globalnews.ca/news/4208651/bear-encounter-bonnyville-video-facebook-viral-hunter/

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316491 - 17/05/18 10:17 PM

Quite scary for the lad in the tree stand. Even though he didn't look frightened.

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: NitroX]
      #316493 - 17/05/18 11:27 PM

My wife wants to go to Alberta next year for a bear hunt. The outfitter uses ground blinds.

I showed this video to my daughter, she says I CAN NOT take Mom bear hunting. Wife hasn't seen it yet.

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: DoubleD]
      #316494 - 17/05/18 11:51 PM

That is a pretty young bear...young and curious..

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Ripp]
      #316614 - 21/05/18 03:05 AM

These videos show something many hunters don't believe, but Grizzlies CAN and DO climb too when they have a reason.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPnp3fLOER8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJFUbjRcr_0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvm5xlPSko4

I think being in the same tree with any bear could keep my undivided attention, but if it were a grizzly, the "oh-krap-o-meter's" needle would be climbing higher and faster.

Edited by szihn (21/05/18 03:17 AM)


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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: szihn]
      #316635 - 21/05/18 07:28 PM

Bears in trees are a rather common sight where I live. In the Autumn of 2015 they were everywhere and in great numbers, with several years of drought having brought them down from higher elevations to seek acorns.

Tourists would ask if there was anywhere to get 'bear pictures', I'd point at a tree with several of them.




Then, of course, I'd have to inform them that these aren't 'cute' circus bears as the tourists would gleefully run toward them with their kids in tow.

Bears

The lad in the Alberta tree stand had remarkable (and quite necessary) control and presence of mind when that bear came up for a visit.


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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Rothhammer1]
      #316661 - 22/05/18 02:15 AM

Larger diameter trees the bear cannot hug and shinny up, are quite difficult for them. Hugging diameter trees are easier.
Trees requiring hooked and sharp claws are too difficult. Trees with large heavy weight bearing branches are piece of cake if they can reach the branches.

There have been more than a few guys pulled from a tree by a grizzly.

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316676 - 22/05/18 07:05 PM

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Larger diameter trees the bear cannot hug and shinny up, are quite difficult for them. Hugging diameter trees are easier.
Trees requiring hooked and sharp claws are too difficult. Trees with large heavy weight bearing branches are piece of cake if they can reach the branches.

There have been more than a few guys pulled from a tree by a grizzly.




As shown in the photos (and witnessed firsthand many, many times by me), the Black Bears of this area (Southwestern Sierra Nevada foothills) make short work of telephone poles and oaks of several times that diameter. They can just skitter up those suckers, too.

The last known (confirmed) Grizzly in these parts was shot dead in August of 1922.

The California Grizzly once ranged throughout the state.
Okay, they weren't quite as large as pictured here.

They are all gone now, some ended up like this:


California Grizz:
Yo Bears

Last Grizz in Orange County:
O C Grizz

Western Grizz:
Grizz West


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Daryl_S
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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Rothhammer1]
      #316686 - 23/05/18 03:20 AM

Just think, now you have our B.C. timber wolves to replace the grizzlies, right across the northern USA from 50 or so, originally purchased from the BC Gov't by the then current US Gov't - Clinton wasn't it?

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Wayne59
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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316687 - 23/05/18 03:26 AM

What a deal we got.

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Re: Tree Stands and Bears [Re: Daryl_S]
      #316713 - 23/05/18 04:28 PM

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Just think, now you have our B.C. timber wolves to replace the grizzlies, right across the northern USA from 50 or so, originally purchased from the BC Gov't by the then current US Gov't - Clinton wasn't it?




Article:
Wolves

Another:
More Wolves

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