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post #1 of 178 (permalink) Old 11-20-2018, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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I've been bowhunting every morning, and visiting my local check station in the evenings. I think it's time for PA to once again put some form of restriction on shooting cubs. If we can have antler restrictions surely someone smarter than me can come up with a way to restrict the shooting of cubs.
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I agree. I don't hunt bears but I am lucky enough to see them regularly and I can certainly tell a cub when I see one.
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I agree , I know of 2 guys who shot what I would consider cubs and one of them said that it is difficult to tell the size of the animal at a distance. I'm not sure about a bear but I can tell a yearling doe at a distance , so why shoot if you cant tell the difference.
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I have no problem with someone shooting anything legal. I personally have never shot a bear or ever seen a bear during bear season. This was my 20th year chasing them in PA. I still don’t think I would be able to pull the trigger on this years cub. But any legal game animal should be considered a trophy. On a side note I saw at coudersport someone checked in a 22lb Bear..... that’s gotta be a little rough shooting a bear smaller then a turkey but to each their own and I would congratulate the hunter if I ever met him.
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I agree. I don't hunt bears but I am lucky enough to see them regularly and I can certainly tell a cub when I see one.
I don't think bear hunters are killing bear cubs by mistake. I think they're killing bear cubs because they're hunting bears.
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If we can have antler restrictions surely someone smarter than me can come up with a way to restrict the shooting of cubs.
Is this a conservation concern, or an opinion that shooting young animals is wrong? Just curious.
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I don't think bear hunters are killing bear cubs by mistake. I think they're killing bear cubs because they're hunting bears.
Well yeah, I didn't mean to say that they were doing it by mistake. I dont think they are. But like somebody already said some guys say they cant tell if its a cub. I'm saying I think they can. I'm not even saying guys should not shoot bear cubs now. If they want to shoot a cub that is legal and their decision to make. What I'm saying is the PAGC should restrict shooting cubs again like they did many years back. I also don't figure that the PAGC will ever do that.

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OPINIONS!!! I will shoot any bear that walks by me.
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If we can have antler restrictions surely someone smarter than me can come up with a way to restrict the shooting of cubs.
How many button bucks or first year doe will be shot?
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Is this a conservation concern, or an opinion that shooting young animals is wrong? Just curious.

Huh.......that's a hard question. No, not hard, uncomfortable. I wish I could say that for me its a conservation thing. But I'd be lying its not. I like bears, I like to watch them and like having them around and I just hate to see the little ones shot. And I'll be the first one to admit that is not a consideration in controlling bear numbers so my softy point of view is flawed. Ah well, nobody's perfect.

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