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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 03:23 AM Thread Starter
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Bear Question

Do bear have a strong odor in the summer, Like bears in lycoming? Walking the Bob webber near Cammal last sunday when we got a quick smell downwind of something that smelled like a sweaty mess, sounds weird but it was quick and strong. Bear?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 08:20 AM
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I'm sure it's possible you smelled a bear. On the other hand, bears don't sweat, so who knows.

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It's quit possble you smelled a bear. I found the larger males seem to have a musky type odor. Alot of times I smelled them before I seen them. 2 weeks ago I was sitting on the back porch of the cabin having a cool one. Alot of pines trees close by where the birds started their chirrping alarms. I smelled a strong musky smell. Afew seconds later a big male bear came ambling around the corner of the porch.
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Re: Bear Question

Thanks guys, All I know is a strong odor stopped me and my wife in our tracks, it was quick and strong. It was something close.

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I'll see if a fellow from camp was over that way.
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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-10-2011, 01:00 PM
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and then the bear woulda smelled a strong musky smell himself, coming right from the porch, had it been me.

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Bears have a really musky smell, smelling like garbage, and you can usually smell their odor from a distance. Scat will not smell like the bear. All depending on what they eat. Depending on what time of year it was it could have been marking a tree near you.

pine needle falls in the forest,a eagle sees it, a deer hears it, and the bear smells it
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A couple years ago I was archery hunting and I smelled something musky.When I got up to leave out popped a bear
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Re: Bear Question

warmer weather makes easier to smell them near by. colder weather harder.so you have to look for the signs they mark on trees and ground searching for scat and tracks. IMO

pine needle falls in the forest,a eagle sees it, a deer hears it, and the bear smells it
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