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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Bears last week

Last week we were at our place and in the time we have owned it, that was the most amount of bears we have seen. Most weeks we might occasionally have one pass thru but last week it was unusual if there wasn't two together AND on almost every day/morning/evening. One evening there were 3 together and on another evening we saw four together. Most amount for us since being there. We also had an unseen one destroy a gas container (put tooth holes in it) and poke holes in chainsaw bar oil container. We had one sit down (no exaggeration) 4 feet directly in front of our bedroom window which is 5 feet from me looking at it, spectacular. Another evening, hearing a noise, I walked toward the door only to come face to face with one standing looking in the kitchen window literally 3 feet nose to nose and it didn't care as it proceeded to bite the screen. Previous visits we might go the entire time without seeing any. What a great week.
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While a very cool thing to have and see bears on one's own property there is an inherent risk that goes along with that.
Bears are a creature of laziness and as such will seek easy sources of food.
I would be remiss if I did not just put it out there that you need to make sure your property is not seen by these bears as an easy fare....
Given the wet spring and summer thus far, there is no shortage of natural food for bears...
Bears who become humanized are dead bears walking.....
The best thing you can do for them is make them scared of you and coming onto your property especially as close as you've indicated....
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While a very cool thing to have and see bears on one's own property there is an inherent risk that goes along with that.
Bears are a creature of laziness and as such will seek easy sources of food.
I would be remiss if I did not just put it out there that you need to make sure your property is not seen by these bears as an easy fare....
Given the wet spring and summer thus far, there is no shortage of natural food for bears...
Bears who become humanized are dead bears walking.....
The best thing you can do for them is make them scared of you and coming onto your property especially as close as you've indicated....
Yes, absolutely. I don't know why they were within feet of the cabin as we make a point to NOT have anything alongside that attracts them, not even a bird feeder. Sometimes we spray ammonia around the base of the walls. There were two evenings that a pair refused to leave even after I came out to politely ask them to move on (doggy pee time). I finally fired my weapon several times (of course not at them) which caused them to take off but before long they were coming thru again. It is spectacular to see and watch them but I do not want them to be "not afraid of us".
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... finally fired my weapon several times (of course not at them) which caused them to take off but before long they were coming thru again. It is spectacular to see and watch them but I do not want them to be "not afraid of us".
The boater's air horns that you can find pretty cheap at Walmart work real well.
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