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Old 07-09-2018, 05:51 PM   #1
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This is the only feeder we have put on the lease that has survived more than a year. Donít even ask about pop up blinds.

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Old 07-09-2018, 05:53 PM   #2
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You have to distract them with the picnic basket
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:54 PM   #3
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Iíll come attempt to help with your problem. Heck Iíll even buy you a steak dinner for my troubles.
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Old 07-09-2018, 05:55 PM   #4
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They are like giant raccoons
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:08 PM   #5
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Where abouts is that?


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Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 PM   #6
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:28 AM   #7
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Pushmataha County OK.


Wow I was just up there this weekend at a friend of mines place trying to kill some hogs at night with permits. He has at least one bear show up and mess with his stuff off and on now for 3 years. It has even come up close to his cabin but hasnít torn anything up yet...


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Old 07-09-2018, 06:16 PM   #8
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But Yogi what would the Rangers say.
I've been a bad Bear Boo-Boo

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Old 07-09-2018, 06:16 PM   #9
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Old 07-09-2018, 06:23 PM   #10
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:02 PM   #11
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Solar charger hot wire on the legs?

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Old 07-10-2018, 10:21 AM   #12
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Stupid cows suddenly donít seem so bad either.
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:09 PM   #13
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Wow, I bet they are a problem
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:26 PM   #14
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Yep and all these bear sighting threads always produce all the folks that say they'd like to have bears in Texas... There are getting to be some here now... won't be too much longer until they won't be so cool here either...
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:08 AM   #15
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Yep and all these bear sighting threads always produce all the folks that say they'd like to have bears in Texas... There are getting to be some here now... won't be too much longer until they won't be so cool here either...
And then there are others who shake their head at the thought of a bunch of “sportsman” who boil down the thought of the reintroduction of a native mammal to their own selfish concerns revolving usually around deer feeders. Yeah, it might cause you some pain and the need to reconfigure, but stop and think how cool it would be to see a bear in your deer woods? And before someone suggests personal safety concerns, I will suggest researching that concern and you will find you have far greater odds of being killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease versus being attacked by a 200 lb Louisiana Honey Bear. And then there is that future possibility of getting to hunt them, right here in Texas....
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:38 AM   #16
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And then there are others who shake their head at the thought of a bunch of ďsportsmanĒ who boil down the thought of the reintroduction of a native mammal to their own selfish concerns revolving usually around deer feeders. Yeah, it might cause you some pain and the need to reconfigure, but stop and think how cool it would be to see a bear in your deer woods? And before someone suggests personal safety concerns, I will suggest researching that concern and you will find you have far greater odds of being killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease versus being attacked by a 200 lb Louisiana Honey Bear. And then there is that future possibility of getting to hunt them, right here in Texas....
Yup
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:43 AM   #17
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And then there are others who shake their head at the thought of a bunch of ďsportsmanĒ who boil down the thought of the reintroduction of a native mammal to their own selfish concerns revolving usually around deer feeders. Yeah, it might cause you some pain and the need to reconfigure, but stop and think how cool it would be to see a bear in your deer woods? And before someone suggests personal safety concerns, I will suggest researching that concern and you will find you have far greater odds of being killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease versus being attacked by a 200 lb Louisiana Honey Bear. And then there is that future possibility of getting to hunt them, right here in Texas....
I thought about it and I don't think it would be that cool. If I want to see bears I will go where bears are.....
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:54 AM   #18
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Bears will redefine feeders in TX.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:22 AM   #19
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I thought about it and I don't think it would be that cool. If I want to see bears I will go where bears are.....





Same....I have absolutely no desire to kill a bear. Does nothing for me. So I'd rather my woods be bear and destruction free.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:09 PM   #20
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Same....I have absolutely no desire to kill a bear. Does nothing for me. So I'd rather my woods be bear and destruction free.
To be clear... I do not ever see myself taking a bear (absolutely no desire), so I do not have a dog in that fight, but others might be excited about the possibilities.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:00 AM   #21
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I have friends with the same bear issues on the border
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:17 AM   #22
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Bears are cool, but they'd get old real quickly if you had them on your lease.

No thanks. Hogs and coons are bad enough.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:08 AM   #23
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And then there are others who shake their head at the thought of a bunch of ďsportsmanĒ who boil down the thought of the reintroduction of a native mammal to their own selfish concerns revolving usually around deer feeders. Yeah, it might cause you some pain and the need to reconfigure, but stop and think how cool it would be to see a bear in your deer woods? And before someone suggests personal safety concerns, I will suggest researching that concern and you will find you have far greater odds of being killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease versus being attacked by a 200 lb Louisiana Honey Bear. And then there is that future possibility of getting to hunt them, right here in Texas....
Agreed.
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Old 07-12-2018, 10:12 AM   #24
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And then there are others who shake their head at the thought of a bunch of ďsportsmanĒ who boil down the thought of the reintroduction of a native mammal to their own selfish concerns revolving usually around deer feeders. Yeah, it might cause you some pain and the need to reconfigure, but stop and think how cool it would be to see a bear in your deer woods? And before someone suggests personal safety concerns, I will suggest researching that concern and you will find you have far greater odds of being killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease versus being attacked by a 200 lb Louisiana Honey Bear. And then there is that future possibility of getting to hunt them, right here in Texas....
Hold my beer Anvilhead. I would like NOTHING more than to see all high fences torn down and all species that still exist in some form to be reintroduced into the wild. Fan away haters! Im an outdoorsman and a conservationist before I am a hunter. They are obviously not mutually exclusive. How incredibly amazing would it be to see all of these animals again when hiking, hunting or fishing?

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Old 07-12-2018, 01:36 PM   #25
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Hold my beer Anvilhead. I would like NOTHING more than to see all high fences torn down and all species that still exist in some form to be reintroduced into the wild. Fan away haters! Im an outdoorsman and a conservationist before I am a hunter. They are obviously not mutually exclusive. How incredibly amazing would it be to see all of these animals again when hiking, hunting or fishing?

https://quizlet.com/41116299/triple-...s-flash-cards/
They cannot be compatible. Look at how the reintroduction of wolves have devastated elk and mule deer populations. That may have worked when we had a 100 million total population but with as many hunters as we have now the prey species need to be managed for us or hunting will get significantly reduced. Look at the way just land to hunt in all the states has gone. Public hunting in states like Colorado is a shadow of how good it was just twenty years ago.
I'm a realist and I know severely limiting predators is needed to keep a healthy game population.
I also know bears, when they get comfortable around humans, will destroy you house to get to food as well.
Bears are like giant raccoons. Destructive and always hungry.

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Old 07-12-2018, 02:31 PM   #26
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They cannot be compatible. Look at how the reintroduction of wolves have devastated elk and mule deer populations. That may have worked when we had a 100 million total population but with as many hunters as we have now the prey species need to be managed for us or hunting will get significantly reduced. Look at the way just land to hunt in all the states has gone. Public hunting in states like Colorado is a shadow of how good it was just twenty years ago.
I'm a realist and I know severely limiting predators is needed to keep a healthy game population.
I also know bears, when they get comfortable around humans, will destroy you house to get to food as well.
Bears are like giant raccoons. Destructive and always hungry.

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Bear expert.... please post on here an article or news source that details out a black bear destroying a house.
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:29 PM   #27
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Hold my beer Anvilhead. I would like NOTHING more than to see all high fences torn down and all species that still exist in some form to be reintroduced into the wild. Fan away haters! Im an outdoorsman and a conservationist before I am a hunter. They are obviously not mutually exclusive. How incredibly amazing would it be to see all of these animals again when hiking, hunting or fishing?

https://quizlet.com/41116299/triple-...s-flash-cards/
I am actually surprised at your stance. However, it appears that we stand in the minority on the bear issue (letís leave high fences out of this thread). Folks who came into East Texas post civil war raped it for all it was worth... timber, bears, Turkey, Alligators and of course the almighty whitetail deer. It took until the 1970s for the deer to start to make a come back, and yet we are happy with that?

Man, I deer hunt, but itís not like I condem all other living creatures because they may or may not interfere with my deer hunting (or to many their deer feeding hobby). For all you East Texas hunters who cry about your deer feeder, shame on you.... you know to well that harvesting a good buck under a feeder in East Texas is anomaly (that means rare occasion).
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Old 07-09-2018, 07:47 PM   #28
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You need feeders like this. Caution cause the feeders are why they hang around.

Last year was the first time I wasnít covered up in bears. Only seen 4, two different bears. Years prior it was nothing to see 4-10 A HUNT! Much more deer sittings last year. All I plant now is clover, worked like a charm.

When you mount the boat winch to the pole I suggest at 10í high. If they can reach it they will break it.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:28 AM   #29
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You need feeders like this. Caution cause the feeders are why they hang around.

Last year was the first time I wasnít covered up in bears. Only seen 4, two different bears. Years prior it was nothing to see 4-10 A HUNT! Much more deer sittings last year. All I plant now is clover, worked like a charm.

When you mount the boat winch to the pole I suggest at 10í high. If they can reach it they will break it.
Hanging stands like this will work or I ran heavy chain from tree to tree and ran a cable to the middle of the chain using a boat wench to hoist the feeder. That worked too. Anything plastic they are going to chew up. They love to chew on plastic. Get rid of those type things in your setup and you will have less problems. They are an overgrown coon on steroids when it comes to destroying things.
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Old 07-10-2018, 07:24 AM   #30
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Nah you're wrong. We won the spot of top predator. We shouldn't have to give it up to the bleeding hearts who want this to be California or Canada.

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Wonder if people felt the same way on the reintroduction of turkey, deer, elk, etc..?? Those were pretty much wiped out by the top predators. Now there are huntable populations in many areas that there didn't used to be.

I would personally like to see the landscape with as many of the same animals that originally roamed the area. Obviously there are certain limitations due to increased human populations in certain areas. But I don't see a problem with a healthy balance of predators/prey. Would also have to have the ability to control predator numbers to keep that balance.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:35 AM   #32
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Wonder if people felt the same way on the reintroduction of turkey, deer, elk, etc..?? Those were pretty much wiped out by the top predators. Now there are huntable populations in many areas that there didn't used to be.

I would personally like to see the landscape with as many of the same animals that originally roamed the area. Obviously there are certain limitations due to increased human populations in certain areas. But I don't see a problem with a healthy balance of predators/prey. Would also have to have the ability to control predator numbers to keep that balance.
Difference between prey animals and predators.

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Old 07-10-2018, 07:26 AM   #33
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:05 AM   #34
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Those videos are great.
Sorry for your bear troubles though, that looks like a problem.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:38 AM   #35
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:51 AM   #36
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We actually had one member this year join just to hunt bear but I wonít pay the out of state license fee for it.
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:06 PM   #37
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I am more impressed the Wildgame Innovation camera works that well!!




Sorry about the bear bad luck. They can be mischievous to say the least...
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Old 07-10-2018, 12:22 PM   #38
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I am more impressed the Wildgame Innovation camera works that well!!




Sorry about the bear bad luck. They can be mischievous to say the least...
Iíve had better luck with the WGI cams than the Stealthcams I have used. That WGI camera has been out year round for almost 4 years now.
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Old 07-10-2018, 08:40 AM   #39
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I do believe that was a boy bear. Very good videos.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:09 AM   #40
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One of the guys on the same lease I am on went to check his feeder last year and the bottom was tore up and the feeder emptied of 350 pounds a corn he put in it 2 weeks earlier. Pulled the card on his camera and it was a bear. We are way out West Texas near Dryden. Needless to say I stay armed at all times at the ranch. Two years ago he killed a Mt Lion at his feeder.
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Old 07-12-2018, 08:27 PM   #41
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One of the guys on the same lease I am on went to check his feeder last year and the bottom was tore up and the feeder emptied of 350 pounds a corn he put in it 2 weeks earlier. Pulled the card on his camera and it was a bear. We are way out West Texas near Dryden. Needless to say I stay armed at all times at the ranch. Two years ago he killed a Mt Lion at his feeder.


We hunt by Dryden also. They have hit our neighbors a few times. We have had 1 feederís bottom ripped out


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Old 07-10-2018, 09:22 AM   #42
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Sounds like an electric fence zapper is in order. If you do make sure you continue to film. lol
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:41 AM   #43
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....YA know, come to think of it, I guess racoon's aren't all THAT bad.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:51 AM   #44
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Yep, just like I said... And squawkin' the loudest are transplants... go figure.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #45
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"I would personally like to see the landscape with as many of the same animals that originally roamed the area"


I only want to see bears if we have the right to control them like the giant raccoons they are.

It's a misconception that "original" is always best.
Nature is in a constant state of change, not necessarily good or bad. Floods, Fires, disease, or bow wielding apex predators.
Who's to say what's original anyhow.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:14 AM   #46
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I've never understood why people get so po'd at coons just because they don't comprehend the concept of the corn is for deer, being afraid because a mountain lion or bear might "get you", or deer being a desired target. They're all a PIA, deer coming in and eating my yard and garden down to nubs, skunks dig under the house and import a flea infestation, feral cats- won't even go there. All these critters are here it's up to us to learn their particular habits and use them to our advantage! I'd love to be able to hunt a bear in my home state, don't think it'll happen in my lifetime though, I also think the govt. should leave me alone so I could thin out these stinking rose bush, green peach eating deer around here, and the cats- - still ain't gonna go there.
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:22 PM   #47
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I've never understood why people get so po'd at coons just because they don't comprehend the concept of the corn is for deer, being afraid because a mountain lion or bear might "get you", or deer being a desired target. They're all a PIA, deer coming in and eating my yard and garden down to nubs, skunks dig under the house and import a flea infestation, feral cats- won't even go there. All these critters are here it's up to us to learn their particular habits and use them to our advantage! I'd love to be able to hunt a bear in my home state, don't think it'll happen in my lifetime though, I also think the govt. should leave me alone so I could thin out these stinking rose bush, green peach eating deer around here, and the cats- - still ain't gonna go there.
This guy gets it (or some of it at least). If you live in fear of a black bear attack it might be time to pick-up something like golf or softball and stay out of the woods. Some of you guys followed my AT hike, I ran across bears in every state except Maine. And typically only saw their behinds. Sure they can be destructive, but the reality is the fear factor is just that.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:23 PM   #48
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This guy gets it (or some of it at least). If you live in fear of a black bear attack it might be time to pick-up something like golf or softball and stay out of the woods. Some of you guys followed my AT hike, I ran across bears in every state except Maine. And typically only saw their behinds. Sure they can be destructive, but the reality is the fear factor is just that.
No one yet has insinuated they are scared of them, that I have seen. I wouldn't mind being able so see a bear from time to time, and I can build a feeder they can't break. What would **** me off is not being able to leave food in the camper, or a trash can outside without them tearing it up.
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Old 07-12-2018, 04:50 PM   #49
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No one yet has insinuated they are scared of them, that I have seen. I wouldn't mind being able so see a bear from time to time, and I can build a feeder they can't break. What would **** me off is not being able to leave food in the camper, or a trash can outside without them tearing it up.
Dale, I was heading them off at the pass. The fear usually creeps into these bear threads. There was some fear inclination early on in the thread. But nevertheless, I get it, they would require some adjustments (bear ďproofĒ garbage cans and re-considerations as to what gets left at the deer cabin). For some this is just too much to cope with.

But let me ask this to all those following ....what would the Texas deer hunting landscape look like today if back in the 1960ís folks started saying .... letís no let these pesky deer repopulate, all they do is eat our gardens/crops and run into our cars.
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Old 07-10-2018, 11:04 AM   #50
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BG...I feel for you...but darn comical. Thwack. Problem solved.

Its strangely familiar...like watching my kids trying to get into my truck bed tools or vanity drawers.

Thanks for sharing.
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