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Old 10-03-2019, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default Emaciated grizzly bears. This is sad.

Shocking images have emerged of emaciated and starving grizzly bears desperately searching for fish despite a depleted salmon population in Canada, just one month before the animals will burrow for warmth in hibernation.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-shortage.html
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:08 PM   #2
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Bears are omnivores and I would bet those find something to eat. They are an incredibly resourceful species.

While that article didn't mention it, BC outlawed the grizzly bear hunts in 2017. That means an increased population for dwindling food sources and likely is contributory for the three bears shown in this picture.

As per normal, when species aren't managed scientifically there are consequences.
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Old 10-03-2019, 02:20 PM   #3
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Those bunny ****ers that decided they shouldnít be sport hunted for population control will be looking for govít money to haul food to them inside a month. Guaranteed!


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Old 10-03-2019, 02:24 PM   #4
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Weird...I saw an article just yesterday wanting the public's feedback on picking the fattest griz getting ready to nap. Not sure if it was out of one location or bears over a vast area??
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:10 PM   #5
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I ain't buying the story...………
(I ain't sure, it's the complete story)
Sounds, more like an agenda article, than a news piece...…..
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:16 PM   #6
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Bears are omnivores and nature is freaking tough.... 3 photos of the same bears doesn't mean there is a massive issue...

This is like those stupid polar bear photos where "All the polar bears are dying" and it shows 5 photos of the same polar bear getting its arse kicked by nature...
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:20 PM   #7
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i sent it to a biologist i know that is an expert on bears in NA. hoping he can find out more about the story.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #8
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My guess is something is wrong with it. Same as the polar bear a few years ago that was starving because of the mean ol global warming creature.
Or........is'nt the old saying....survival of the fittest
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:31 PM   #9
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They want to blame climate change, but not overpopulation or maybe over-fishing!
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:32 PM   #10
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Every year we spend some of September chasing salmon and steelhead in Idaho's Snake and Clearwater River drainages. I've been following this for the last 3 or 4 years and the fish count returning to the Columbia drainage has been way down from historical runs. Warm water in the north Pacific has really impacted the lower food base, therefore the fish that spend 2-3 years maturing in the ocean. Idaho closed the steelhead season while we were up there this year and I've heard they have shut down most recreational salmon and steelhead on the Columbia. Not good.
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:42 PM   #11
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Nature is a B*t*h. But that's how it works. Some win, some lose. Those three bears appear to be losing. Maybe they should not have selected that river.

Ever seen a grizzly bear find a calf caribou hiding in the grass and start eating it while still alive? Here you go:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017...ootage-reveals
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Old 10-03-2019, 03:54 PM   #12
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Those bunny ****ers that decided they shouldn’t be sport hunted for population control will be looking for gov’t money to haul food to them inside a month. Guaranteed!


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Old 10-03-2019, 04:01 PM   #13
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agenda driven. "The bears are the latest victims in a warming climate."
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:15 PM   #14
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sound the alarm!

Let’s get Greta up there stat to solve this problem
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:35 PM   #15
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sound the alarm!

Letís get Greta up there stat to solve this problem
I'd like to have one of my twin girls beat Greta's smug little ***. I got one just for the job....she's salty.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:42 PM   #16
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They should trap them and turn them loose in San Francisco Ca.
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Old 10-03-2019, 04:57 PM   #17
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They should trap them and turn them loose in San Francisco Ca.
Boy that would get me off the streets if I was homeless!!


These guys were lucky this one wasn't hungry...that thread of the fisherman who didn't notice the bear yesterday made national.


https://www.foxnews.com/great-outdoo...e-photographer

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Old 10-03-2019, 05:19 PM   #18
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It's not sad, it's nature. Animals starving to death is nothing new, it's been happening throughout history. What's sad is that some people seam more worried about a couple of bears starving over the millions of kids that are starving in the world, now that is sad. We also have no idea why those bears look the way they do other then someones opinion that they are starving and their opinion on why they are starving.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:39 PM   #19
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I've heard a report from Canadian trappers that grizzlies don't hibernate the same as black bears and during the fall and milder parts of winter hunt for denning black bears, especially in those years when the berries, nuts, or other primary food sources fail. Don't know if it's true or not, just mo-info for those that like to ponder such things.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #20
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I've heard a report from Canadian trappers that grizzlies don't hibernate the same as black bears and during the fall and milder parts of winter hunt for denning black bears, especially in those years when the berries, nuts, or other primary food sources fail. Don't know if it's true or not, just mo-info for those that like to ponder such things.
Actually, neither black bears or grizzlies truly hibernate. What they do is called torpor. But, I have heard the same thing. Black bears also prey heavily on back bear cubs when they come out of hibernation. Not sure if Grizz do the same.

Bears are cool. I love them. They aren't particularly nice though.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:28 PM   #21
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So the word I’m getting is that this story is complete horse crap. Either the pictures are from spring or the photographer found diseased beard.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:38 PM   #22
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Bears are omnivores and I would bet those find something to eat. They are an incredibly resourceful species.

While that article didn't mention it, BC outlawed the grizzly bear hunts in 2017. That means an increased population for dwindling food sources and likely is contributory for the three bears shown in this picture.

As per normal, when species aren't managed scientifically there are consequences
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This is what I'd put my money on.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:45 PM   #23
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So the word Iím getting is that this story is complete horse crap.
The three bear story might be crap, but the steady decline of the Pacific Northwest salmon and steelhead fishery is real.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:48 PM   #24
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sound the alarm!

Letís get Greta up there stat to solve this problem
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I'd like to have one of my twin girls beat Greta's smug little ***. I got one just for the job....she's salty.

I wish you'd send 1 or both to ship that poor fool back to Sweden, or Norway, or whatever doesn't matter country she's from....with a black eye, a wired shut jaw....and a proper education!
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