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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 10:10 AM Thread Starter
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Trees & bears

I just discovered that a bear had destroyed my two best pear trees that were over 15 foot high and some branches in the middle of a chestnut tree that was over twenty feet tall. Also bent over swamp oak.

Hope to see the bear during the early muzzleloader season since I now have a vendetta against them.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-05-2019, 02:46 PM
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hope you get him, or call the PGC ,to see if you could have them trap it, worth a try
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I just discovered that a bear had destroyed my two best pear trees that were over 15 foot high and some branches in the middle of a chestnut tree that was over twenty feet tall. Also bent over swamp oak.

Hope to see the bear during the early muzzleloader season since I now have a vendetta against them.

Hope you get that SOB (Son of a Bear).
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They can certainly be destructive when it comes to mast trees! Hopefully the trees can recover.
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Culprits identified

Friday afternoon I arrived at camp and had to do a little maintenance on the property so I filled up the side by side with gas and headed up the power line where I had the two chestnut trees and the oak tree that I discovered damage last week. I found new damage to my other chestnut tree where the main trunk was bent over 90 degrees and more branches bent over from the other chestnut.

After doing what I could there I headed up the power line and walked into the woods to where I have a ladder stand that is about a 150 yards from the chestnut trees. While I was replacing the burlap around the rail here comes a sow and two cubs from where the chestnut trees are.

The sow was very small and I would say maybe 150 lbs and the two cubs were probably 50 lbs.
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They are destructive S.O.B.'s !!!

We annually lose between $100 and $500 worth of Christmas trees to bear damage. They just break them off...………..because they can.

We hunt 'em because we hate 'em.




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Strut 10 why do they go after Christmas trees , I can see fruit trees but not Christmas trees , probably a easy answer. thanks
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Strut 10 why do they go after Christmas trees , I can see fruit trees but not Christmas trees , probably a easy answer. thanks
Because they can.

I think it's just an act of semi-random aggression. I say "semi-random" because, from what I can see, they target FAR more Christmas trees than just any old tree in the woods.

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