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I killed a bear this past season that was tagged.He was trapped near Altoona on 4-22-22 and released on SGL 108 in Cambria county.I killed him over 60 miles from where he was released at the end of November.The lady who has the beauty salon next to me has pictures of what I'm 90% sure is the same bear all through Sept.
 

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Interesting journey for the song dog, to say the least.

As for bear travels after relocation efforts in PA, a few years ago one was trapped, fitted with a GPS collar and released far west of where it had been trapped. IIRC, had been trapped near Scranton or Wilkes Barre?

It took quite a bit of time (months) to meander west, as far as maybe SW Potter/Clinton area, then made a beeline east and was trapped again not far from the original location? I saw the actual map of the bear's travels as plotted via GPS and it was an amazing journey.

I usually stop at the Harrisburg bear check station each year. Some years back a bear was brought in that had been killed just over the mountain from Linglestown. Ear tag indicated it had been trapped in that same area several months before and relocated 80 miles north. Made it back just in time for the first day of rifle bear.
 

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We had a cat named Midget when our kids were little. She followed them up our lane to catch the school bus, about 300 yards. She'd come back down and do cat stuff all day, then about 5 minutes before the bus returned with the kids, she'd head back up to meet them. It's like she could tell time.
 

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The Pa telemetry study done by the PGC for bucks a number of years back told us that bucks roam, and sometimes roam a long way. Swimming rivers, crossing busy highways and being found a long way from where they were first collared.
 

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We had a cat named Midget when our kids were little. She followed them up our lane to catch the school bus, about 300 yards. She'd come back down and do cat stuff all day, then about 5 minutes before the bus returned with the kids, she'd head back up to meet them. It's like she could tell time.
Cats are awesome.
 

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I shot a 6 pointer with penn state tag鈥檚 in each of his ears. I contacted them and was told it was tagged that spring and probably 1-1/2 years old. 2018 I shot a doe on same property with tags they said they were both tagged at the same time about a mile from the area I killed them. It was 9 years apart . they said doe was at least 10. They did pay 100$ each deer.
 

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I've read articles about studies of collared bucks - I don't remember which state - it wasn't Pa. Some of the bucks mentioned in that article travelled 15 miles just during the rut!!! That's REALLY searching for a hot doe to breed. I believe the article was in North American Whitetail some years ago.
 

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We had a cat named Midget when our kids were little. She followed them up our lane to catch the school bus, about 300 yards. She'd come back down and do cat stuff all day, then about 5 minutes before the bus returned with the kids, she'd head back up to meet them. It's like she could tell time.
My wife worked various hours and would return home at different times. I had a Golden Retriever who would get excited and start looking out the window just before she arrived home. My curiosity got to me and I started following the dog to the window. He would jump up and look out and my wife would turn the corner about a minute later.

I did some research online and it seems some animals have this instinct we humans don't have.
 

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My wife worked various hours and would return home at different times. I had a Golden Retriever who would get excited and start looking out the window just before she arrived home. My curiosity got to me and I started following the dog to the window. He would jump up and look out and my wife would turn the corner about a minute later.

I did some research online and it seems some animals have this instinct we humans don't have.
I dunno. In my younger years my wife seemed to have that instinct any time I was at a bar. 馃し鈥嶁檧锔
 
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"I think they are all born with that instinct. "

Dunno about wildlife, but there are numerous such examples of women possessing gender specific gifts, that men do not have and never will. Problem is, I always get in trouble if I point them out.

When my old huntin' bud was still alive, he'd stop over almost every Sunday. morning. My gal would usually interrogate him before he came down into the basement where I was. Now and then after he'd left, she'd ask me if he'd mentioned something about his wife or sons and I'd say nope. But then I hadn't asked, she had.

She wondered if we'd ever had a disagreement or fight, since we'd been best friends since grade school.
Told her not that I could recall. She said that was not usual.and wondered why, Told her it's because we weren't women.

Our lab passed away about a year ago this month. We talk about another dog, ain't happened yet. When she mentioned getting a cat, showed her an episode of My Cat From H*ll on Animal Planet and that solved that one.

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Here is that article, from 2003- good read

State using radio transmitters to keep tabs on deer 鈥 The Morning Call (mcall.com)

So far, field work has shown that 71 percent of the study bucks in Armstrong County and 44 percent of the Centre County bucks dispersed from the home range they occupied as fawns. Armstrong bucks traveled an average of seven miles, while Centre County bucks moved an average of four miles. The farthest dispersal distance recorded for Armstrong was an amazing 26 miles, which included swimming across the Allegheny River, while in Centre it was 16 miles.
 
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