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Old 06-19-2017, 01:04 AM   #1
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Default Two bear attacks this week.

16 year old jogger killed by black bear South of Anchorage and three people hurt by Brown bear with cubs in Eagle River campground.
People just don't realize how dangerous they are.

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Old 06-19-2017, 06:12 AM   #2
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i think a survey would prove that a vast majority thinks that bears are extremely dangerous. i could be wrong, all the lib cupcakes might find them cuddly.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:00 AM   #3
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i think a survey would prove that a vast majority thinks that bears are extremely dangerous. i could be wrong, all the lib cupcakes might find them cuddly.
Haha hell yeah

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We're going to Jackson Hole next month.Plan on hiking alot around the tetons.I guess I'll buy some bear spray.Heck I don't think I've ever even seen bear spray.

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:05 AM   #5
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16 year old jogger killed by black bear South of Anchorage and three people hurt by Brown bear with cubs in Eagle River campground.
People just don't realize how dangerous they are.

I think most people do realize bears are dangerous.
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There are two thing you can never ever trust. Bears and ex wives.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:17 AM   #7
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Majestic area! Carry your bear spray and make ample noise as you're hiking. Blacks and grizzlies in the Tetons.
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We're going to Jackson Hole next month.Plan on hiking alot around the tetons.I guess I'll buy some bear spray.Heck I don't think I've ever even seen bear spray.

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Old 06-19-2017, 07:22 AM   #8
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We're going to Jackson Hole next month.Plan on hiking alot around the tetons.I guess I'll buy some bear spray.Heck I don't think I've ever even seen bear spray.

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Ironically, Gander Mountain sells it in Houston. I bought a couple cans as up stairs self defense for my girls.

An yeah, while most normal people believe they're dangerous, too many pictures and videos are circulated of them being fat lumbering teddy bears sitting on their rum eating flower or bugs.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:24 AM   #9
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Ironically, Gander Mountain sells it in Houston. I bought a couple cans as up stairs self defense for my girls.

An yeah, while most normal people believe they're dangerous, too many pictures and videos are circulated of them being fat lumbering teddy bears sitting on their rum eating flower or bugs.
Lol! They're so cute,til they're giving you a hair cut with their teeth!

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I think most people do realize bears are dangerous.
Define most people. On this board yes.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:33 AM   #11
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Crazy stuff, poor feller, they do need to be racing with spray or at least an air horn, the article I read said there was a large black and there was a grizzly spotted and they don't know what did it.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:16 AM   #12
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He sent a text to family saying he was being chased by a bear? This puzzles me.
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Old 06-19-2017, 08:20 AM   #13
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He sent a text to family saying he was being chased by a bear? This puzzles me.
I thought texting,and jogging was illegal..

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Old 06-19-2017, 09:05 AM   #14
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He sent a text to family saying he was being chased by a bear? This puzzles me.
he should have gone to a gun free zone. he would have been safe there.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:39 AM   #15
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Some one on here says they remind him of a big raccoon. I've seen a couple and both were halling ***, to avoid us. My son had one walk within 20 yards of him two years ago archery deer hunting. They both freaked out when they saw each other and ran opposite directions. If you come upon one that sees you and doesn't run, I hope your well armed.
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There are two thing you can never ever trust. Bears and ex wives.
True. But I think the first is much more predictable.

The only thing stable about my ex,
was her instability.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:30 PM   #17
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i think a survey would prove that a vast majority thinks that bears are extremely dangerous. i could be wrong, all the lib cupcakes might find them cuddly.
Yea there use to be a fella and his wife that thought they were the grizzlys best friend... They camped with them.. They were great friends right up until they both got ate alive...
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We're going to Jackson Hole next month.Plan on hiking alot around the tetons.I guess I'll buy some bear spray.Heck I don't think I've ever even seen bear spray.

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My oldest son lives in Jackson. First time I went there and we were preparing to go fishing he handed me a can of bear spray and told me to keep it handy. Seriously? I asked. Yes, seriously he said. They have grizzlies in that country. Big, big bears. Think I read somewhere that they can run at speeds of over 30 mph for short distances and can climb trees. Holy moly!
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:13 PM   #19
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My oldest son lives in Jackson. First time I went there and we were preparing to go fishing he handed me a can of bear spray and told me to keep it handy. Seriously? I asked. Yes, seriously he said. They have grizzlies in that country. Big, big bears. Think I read somewhere that they can run at speeds of over 30 mph for short distances and can climb trees. Holy moly!
Hope spraying bears is easier than spraying bees.I'm not a very good shot with spray cans

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Old 06-19-2017, 02:43 PM   #20
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:40 PM   #21
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Black Bears on a roll. Another fatal attract today.
Good thing my Daughter has her big ole Hebrew Gun. Since Canada wouldn't let me bring my stuff.

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Old 06-20-2017, 02:33 AM   #22
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its important to examine bear droppings to know what type is in the area. you can wear small bells to alert black and brown bears, and use spray as deterrent. their droppings are largely buds, berries and grasses.

grizzly droppings typically contain bells, spray cans, and human bone.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:40 AM   #23
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A few years back while exploring the Gila National Forest in New Mexico my nephews and I spotted a beautiful cinnamon bear at about 80 yds. At that moment, I don't think the bear had noticed our presence. My initial intentions were that we would watch the bear for a while and than go On with our hike. As the bear made its way through an open area we noticed a cub about 15 yds ahead of the momma. At that point I new it was not a good idea for us to be any closer and that we needed to start creating distance. I sent my nephews directly away from the bears' location and as the momma bear noticed us she made a growling noise at which the cub turned and ran to her. Moments later they both high tailed it out pretty fast in the opposite direction.

Obviously it could have been bad to end up between the momma and the cub or any where near the cub for that matter. At the time, my nephews though I was crazy for having us retreat at the sight of the cub. They were 13 and 15 at the time. I explained the danger in being close to a bear especially one with a cub and hope they learned something form it.
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Old 06-20-2017, 04:55 AM   #24
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Black Bears can be cantankerous old farts. This one had our guide treed for almost 7 hours when he was setting up a bait site. He was extremely happy to see one of our group take him out.

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Old 06-20-2017, 06:11 AM   #25
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There was a movie that came out several years ago called "Grizzly Man" I believe. It involved a man living with grizzlies every year. Crazy movie and dude. Eventually he and his girlfriend were eaten by this particular bear. A guide found his rib cage from the air.
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[quote=41Chevy;12517483]Black Bears can be cantankerous old farts. This one had our guide treed for almost 7 hours when he was setting up a bait site. He was extremely happy to see one of our group take him out.

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That's not a black bear that is a grizzly. It would be scary to be treed by one but safest place to be bc grizzlies cant climb trees, they are just too big and heavy, blacks can climb trees and grizzly cubs can climb trees. Cool story thanks for shari it.

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Old 06-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #27
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I would the think the bears are easier to fight with!!
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Old 06-20-2017, 08:34 AM   #29
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We're going to Jackson Hole next month.Plan on hiking alot around the tetons.I guess I'll buy some bear spray.Heck I don't think I've ever even seen bear spray.

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Last time we went hiking in Yellowstone, park ranger said talk loudly and make noise occasionally. Even sugggest wearing a bell on the back packs. Said bears usually will move on, also said bearspray is not 100% effective all of the time. Have fun should be nice up in that area.
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My 16 year old daughter was out evening the score with those black bears last week in Quebec.
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We were on vacation in Anchorage when this went down:

http://www.today.com/news/teen-who-s...d-wbna27276527

Pretty amazing that the girl lived. She's been interviewed about it several times.
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Old 06-20-2017, 09:29 AM   #32
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its important to examine bear droppings to know what type is in the area. you can wear small bells to alert black and brown bears, and use spray as deterrent. their droppings are largely buds, berries and grasses.

grizzly droppings typically contain bells, spray cans, and human bone.
Lol!

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Black Bears can be cantankerous old farts. This one had our guide treed for almost 7 hours when he was setting up a bait site. He was extremely happy to see one of our group take him out.

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That's not a black bear that is a grizzly. It would be scary to be treed by one but safest place to be bc grizzlies cant climb trees, they are just too big and heavy, blacks can climb trees and grizzly cubs can climb trees. Cool story thanks for shari it.
Not a grizz. It's a blonde black.
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Goodness that is a grizzly looking black but I think I can see the longer black bear snout. Cool picture.
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Amen to that!! I think I like the bears better.
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Not a grizz. It's a blonde black.
Learn somethin' new everyday!

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And they want to restore black bear populations in TX, UFB!...........
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Alaska is prime real estate for bear attacks!
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There's a difference?
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There's a difference?


From what I have seen in the family, no personal experience thank god my wife is awesome, at least after a bear tears you apart they leave you be. Ex wives seem to let you heal, maybe even play nice, then do it again.


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And farts. Never trust a fart.
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I have a 454 revolver in the classifieds. Just sayin'.

A 454 is what you need. Bear spray is a joke. As the guy in the article- he reached for it instead of his gun.

My son lives there, the locals carry Redhawk 454 Casuls in the woods.

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16 year old jogger killed by black bear South of Anchorage and three people hurt by Brown bear with cubs in Eagle River campground.
People just don't realize how dangerous they are.


OP, I'm not just picking on you because I've seen other people post similar comments. IMO for you to post these two incidents and follow it up with "People just don't realize how dangerous they are" is a slap In the face to those who lost their lives. Do you know for a fact these people where doing something stupid like trying to pet the bears? Come on. People know bears are dangerous and deadly. There's almost nothing worse than a brown bear with cubs. I didn't say anything when this was first posted, but seeing it again still gave me the same reaction. They didn't die because they didn't realize bears are dangerous.
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