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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 12:54 AM Thread Starter
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Cold weather effect of bears?

Will this recent cold spell send the bears into hibernation ?

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I think from what I heard and I could be wrong, the females and cubs may start getting ready to soon , the males not so soon. hope this helps
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It all depends on the food situation in the area most of the time.
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Been thinking of this myself....looks like the weather will be better next week, know the food is available where I’m hunting, hoping for the best.

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My understanding is it's the food supply more than the weather that sends them into hibernation. If they're finding enough food they'll be out.
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Agree with food availability being a primary determining factor.
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IMO its all about the food their is something in a bears brain that tells them when its not worth the effort to keep looking for food and not getting X number of calories
to go hibernate
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IMO its all about the food their is something in a bears brain that tells them when its not worth the effort to keep looking for food and not getting X number of calories
to go hibernate
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Only ones that hole up on time every time are pregnant sows..otherwise its food. I wouldnt worry about denning up yet. I've harvested bear in extended during cold snaps with 12 inches or better of snow and full of maple seeds in lean acorn years
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Well, I'm glad I read this post. I'm gonna blame the cold if I don't get one this year. Now I have scientific "stuff" to support my claim that there were no bears to shoot at!!!
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