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Old 08-20-2007, 07:51 PM
miadarola miadarola is offline
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Here's my deal, last week I'm scouting in my woods and halfway into it I'm crossing paths with a bear, he was about 100 ' away but I had to turn around and head home. Has anyone here haad this situation? What would/have you do? I want to hunt his year I just don't want to be the one hunted. Obviously, I am new to this but how can I avoid the bears until they hibernate for winter? Thanx!
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:33 PM
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Heh, I see what you're saying about wanting to be the hunter, not the prey!

We don't have many bears where I'm at, so have 0 advice to give, other than "play dead".
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:55 PM
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it would be hard for me to play dead
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:00 PM
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My first thought is- "When's bear season?

My second thought is- "What are you using for a sidearm?"

My third thought is- "What a rush that must have been, and did you have any candy in your pockets?"

In all seriousness though, do you have a partner to go hunting with you and I would recommend doing a lot of research on the type of bear and their habits.
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Old 08-24-2007, 06:09 PM
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in general bears wont bother you but if they do try to look as big as possible. I also live in bear country and see them all the time and if you can't scare it away by doing that, shoot a warning shot into the air.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:56 PM
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Thanx!, I think it's time to go gun shopping! Have you ever heard of " Bear Bells" if so do you know anyone who have actually used them? Thanks again for the advise.
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