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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

Because the bear was imprinted on humans being the source of food. No matter where the bear would be taken and released it would seek out humans for food.



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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

You can't relocate a bear in NE PA where it will not be in interaction with humans. A good bear is a bear that is deathly afraid of humans. Sometimes its not too late for a bear to learn that lessson but with a young bear like this it probably was taught by its mother the best way to find food is in a dumpster, so it doesnt know anything else.

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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

why take this bear out now but let a... say....800lber run around knowingly for years and create a huge controversy in hunting season

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uh oh!

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yup....I went there

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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

Relocate him to where!!!!.They have been doing that in WMU 2C for years,trapping them & taking them up on Laurel ridge turn them out & they come back off the ridge looking for food in Uniontown,Connellsville & Fairchance. Once he has been feed by humans or been in the garbage in most cases the bear is doomed. Sad that a hunter was not able to harvest the bear but that's the way it is.
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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

This is going back a few years, however I remember an article in the PA Game News regarding a radio collared,transfered bear. The bear was moved over 100 miles.

The bear after release stayed in the general area for a short time, made a circle, and walked a straight line for some distance....then repeated the process. In something like a couple weeks he was back in the area he was transfered from.
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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

<a href="http://thetimes-tribune.com/opinion/dumber-than-average-bear-1.1159771#axzz1OsEN5L2o" target="_blank">Published: June 10, 2011

Apparently believing that a young bear that lumbered from the woods at Merli-Sarnoski Park was a live-action version of Yogi and Boo-Boo trying to cadge picnic baskets, some visitors there regularly fed him by hand. The result was tragic, for the bear.

Some other park visitors and, ultimately, the state Game Commission, became worried that the bear might take more than the morsels being offered and go after the person doing so.

The commission first relocated the bear but, when he returned to the park, he was killed in order to protect the people who so foolishly had put him in the cross-hairs.

It often ends that way. After a huge black bear was shot last year in the Poconos, several residents there recalled that he had lost all fear of humans, so much so that he often hung around the kitchen entrance of a resort where the staff often fed him ice cream.

There are, of course, many tales of seemingly docile wild animals suddenly attacking people who have no idea what might trigger such a response.

Pennsylvania adopted a ban on feeding wild bears in 2003. Game officials aggressively should enforce it and publicize it widely when they cite someone, in order to increase deterrence.
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Re: Why not relocate the bear?????

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This is going back a few years, however I remember an article in the PA Game News regarding a radio collared,transfered bear. The bear was moved over 100 miles.

The bear after release stayed in the general area for a short time, made a circle, and walked a straight line for some distance....then repeated the process. In something like a couple weeks he was back in the area he was transfered from.
When I was doing some trapping with the SW regional office, we had one that was caught in April; again in June and then again in August. He traveled 60 miles and back to the same general area. IIRC; he went from about 90 lbs to 160 in that time frame. At that rate of weight gain, he would have been well over 200 by hunting season and just 1 year 10 months old.

I joked that he either really liked the donuts or the drugs used to knock him out.

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