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Old 08-10-2009, 12:07 AM   #51
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Stories about Uncle Bud Brackin, Ben Lilly, Ben Hooks.

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Old 08-10-2009, 12:35 AM   #52
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Cool links, Froggy!
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Why do you want bears in Texas?
I hope all of the people saying they want to see bears in Texas remember that when they are tearing up your feeders, stands, camps, ect... and its illegal to shoot them because they are protected.

what is a bear good for, if you cant hunt them? They will be able to tear stuff up, kill other animals and probably a person or two...and we cant hunt them?

What is the UP side of having bears in the woods?
Mixed emotions.............

They have become such a nucance in our neighboring state. They should open a season where you have to draw for a tag. As for TX bears creat a large hassle. just wait till one tears of the seat of your four wheeler and eats the foam out of it.... and so on and so on. It would be cool to see bears and hunt bears in TX, but we woul have to have a big effot into bear proofing everything in East TX.....
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:00 AM   #54
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Why do you want bears in Texas?


what is a bear good for, if you cant hunt them?
You have a problem.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:08 AM   #55
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It blows me away how some people react to the re-introduction of a native species.....what affect will it have on my deer feeder. That is sad.

As far as those that are genuinely concerned for their safety.....you are more likely to be killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease as opposed to being mauled by a black bear.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:30 AM   #56
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As far as those that are genuinely concerned for their safety.....you are more likely to be killed by a drunk driver on the way to your lease as opposed to being mauled by a black bear.
Do you think those odds would hold up if there were as many hunters as there are non-drunk drivers?

What if there were as many bears as there are drunk drivers?
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Old 08-10-2009, 03:54 AM   #57
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From experience I'd rather deal with a bear anyday rather then a snake. I can see a bear easy, smell them easy, and hear them. There could be a snake right next to you and you'd never know it until they struck you.

I've ran around the woods up in Oregon and Alaska a ton and never had one give me a full on charge. I've seen tons, even had them on my front porch while in Alaska numerous times.

They will tear the crap out of feeders I'm sure though haha.
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:57 AM   #58
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What's a yoot ????
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:52 AM   #60
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Thanks Froggy...I was up reading those links half the night!

I found it very interesting (read: sad) that the old east Texas bear killers seemed to blame the "rich sport hunters from Houston" for the bear's disappearance from the region...it had nothing to do with the 50-100 bears they were each killing per "season".

Bet that State Record 118 bears in a single season will never be broken.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:18 PM   #61
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I heard people claim there are bears in Piney Creek bottom around Woodlake also my wife claims she has seen bears crossing the road around the Kenard area.
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Old 08-10-2009, 12:42 PM   #62
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Yes they are native species and probably belong in Tx and La but from a deer hunting prospective they suck. You guys will see once they start to populate in east texas. They turn over feeders, rip off motors, tear up cameras, they puke all around your feeders after they gorge themselves, they have no fear of humans though I have never seen one threaten a person either, deer are terrified of them and once they move into a location you will not see a deer very often in that area until that bear moves along. THis may seem selfish but I could do without them where I hunt.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:24 PM   #63
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Found this article interesting. It always intrigued me as a yoot how they had a black bear season in the Outdoor Annual where I hunted in Cass County. I think it'd be awesome to see bears back in the woods of East Texas.

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I hunt in Cass County, down 1619. Where abouts are you hunting at?
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #64
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I heard people claim there are bears in Piney Creek bottom around Woodlake also my wife claims she has seen bears crossing the road around the Kenard area.
How long ago did she see one.I have family in that area.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:31 PM   #65
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word on the lease is there was one hit by a car on HWY 195 in red river co. some years back. there is a picture of it at the store just west of Woodland.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:57 PM   #66
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I have seen a black bear with cubs just north of Hochatown at Lake Broken Bow and that ain't too far from Texas. Just a matter of time and travel.
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:20 PM   #67
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How long ago did she see one.I have family in that area.
She says about 5 years ago on that farm road between Pennington and Kennard (FM2781?)
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Old 08-10-2009, 02:43 PM   #68
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I'd love to see them make a come back to the point of a huntable popultion in my lifetime. Probably won't happen, but maybe for my kids and grandkids.

I don't have much concern about encountering in the woods on the way to a deer stand. People in other states deal with this everytime they go hunting and you don't hear of many bad encounters.

I'm sure feeders could be built to be bear proof if that ever got to be a problem.

Bring 'em on - the sooner the better.

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Old 08-10-2009, 05:35 PM   #69
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Here's another link about bear hunting and Ben Lilly.

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Old 08-10-2009, 07:02 PM   #70
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I heard people claim there are bears in Piney Creek bottom around Woodlake also my wife claims she has seen bears crossing the road around the Kenard area.
Nitro - I have hunted right in Woodlake in and around the Piney Creek bottoms for many years. No bears yet but we did cut a big track years ago that was no bobcat. If there were bears in those bottoms I would not be surprised...that's some thick stuff.

Cipher - I did not follow your philosophical questions regarding the number of black bears versus drunk drivers. However, based on personal experiences, I like my chances with the critters versus the drunks.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:40 PM   #71
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I wasn't skeered of walking to my stand in the dark without a light,now I might need a Q-Beam!
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:40 AM   #72
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I don't want any part of them. Yeah it would be fun for a day maybe but walking in the dark with a bow and a ticked off sow is not the way I want to start my day. If someone could guarantee me I would not be mauled I'd be in.
my thoughts exactly... i have no desire to be looking over my shoulder on the way to my treestand, have a feeling most of them would end up being poached anyhow.... i mean after all it is East Texas.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:56 AM   #73
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How does a 4 year old bear thread get resurrected ?
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:16 AM   #74
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my earliest memories of tpwd hunting regs was from about 1968 when my gf bought a 1/4 section in henderson county. i studied that document and was mesmerized that there was a season for javalinas, chachalacas, and most exciting, a bear season. not so much a season- if i was an archer, there was no closed season and no bag limit. my dad got a kick out of telling me i should get a bow and when i flushed up a covey i could kill them all. i have been searching ebay for years hoping to find one of these regs from that long lost time.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:20 AM   #75
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my thoughts exactly... i have no desire to be looking over my shoulder on the way to my treestand, have a feeling most of them would end up being poached anyhow.... i mean after all it is East Texas.
i doubt there will be any grizzlies spotted. black bears are known to be pretty retiring. i haven't ever read about black bear maulings. feeder maulings is another concern, however. supercoons for sure. the hardware cloth i use now would be perfect bear floss, i bet.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:29 AM   #76
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Found this article interesting. It always intrigued me as a yoot how they had a black bear season in the Outdoor Annual where I hunted in Cass County. I think it'd be awesome to see bears back in the woods of East Texas.

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It's cool until you have feeders up.
They do more damage than feral hogs.
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Old 11-12-2013, 09:45 AM   #77
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There was a meeting here in RRC three years ago with TPWD about them. We've had several dozen sightings a year here for the last few years. I had numerous buddies who hunt far north near the river who've seen them or had pics of them on camera. Mostly juvenile males looking for new territory. If they could grow to a huntable population I'm all for it!!! Well see how it goes.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:11 AM   #78
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Are you nancys really worried about a bear attacking you on the way to the blind? I hope they do make a comeback so you clowns can stay home.

I would not have expected those counties in the panhandle on those maps to have "reliable bear sightings".

Just by sheer volume, there is no way bears could do as much damage as pigs do...and I can build a bear proof feeder.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:14 AM   #79
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Ill never forget that morning when I saw a black bear walking through the woods in Red River Co. Shawnee Ranch. I almost couldnt believe it. No doubt a bear. Took me by suprise to say the least.
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I would not have expected those counties in the panhandle on those maps to have "reliable bear sightings".
They migrate in from New Mexico sometimes.

My grandmother told me that her father killed the last known black bear in Palo Duro Canyon sometime around 1900-1910. They lived on the rim near Wayside and farmed/ranched there.

I think it would be cool if Mr. Duke's great grandson (me) could hunt bear in Texas again.
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Wow..those are cool pictures
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It woud be nice to see them come back. I think the habitat is goos for them
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"This picture was taken between Del Rio and Sanderson a couple of years ago I believe."



Yep, mother-in-law lived real close to where they captured on in Del Rio, near Lake Amistad.

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Old 06-12-2014, 04:30 PM   #84
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There was a bear sighting at a feeder in Liberty county last year. Near 146 bout 5 miles north of moss hill. Some say its a hog on the pic though. I can't post it from my phone. If someone will PM me their email I can forward the pic for posting.

I saw bears in hardin county as a kid, but not even a track since. I think all the black panthers eat the bear cubs
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Looks a little like a bear, but also a little like a hog. I have heard they are still roaming the woods around Liberty and Hardin counties but never have seen one.

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Looks a little like a bear, but also a little like a hog. I have heard they are still roaming the woods around Liberty and Hardin counties but never have seen one.

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This was last fall. I think it's a bear, but several have said its a hog. They say what looks like a large front leg is really the tree behind it. To me that face is a bear

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Old 06-12-2014, 05:13 PM   #88
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[QUOTE=HNT ETX;1717049]When I was in college I did some research on bears in Polk County, the old timers talkin got me curious. Sure enough there used to be a VERY healthy black bear population in polk county, I found old hunting photos with multiple bears hanging on the ol' meat pole and some true hillbillys gathered round. I wish I could been right there with em'. The population in the Big Thicket area held out the longest. I beleive (I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong) the last bear in East Texas was killed at a garbage dump in Polk County in 1969.

I couldn't link to your article, so it may adress this, but I have heard that Western Louisiana is seeing a comeback and that we are getting a few bachelors spilling into our area.

^^^^^ I believe this is spot on. Older Polk County locals I have known say that flooding of the Trinity River bottom in the process of filling Lake Livingston made their best habitat no longer available. Happens to coincide with the last documented kill in '69.

I'd love to see a reintroduction, even if only to remote and select East Texas venues.
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My great grandfather settled the land I live and hunt on now. My grandfather lived on it his whole life. He told me as a kid they ate bear all the time. That was their favorite meat. This is in hardin county near the Polk county line
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:29 PM   #91
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Since this got reactivated, does anybody have recent photos. Did TPWD actually re=-introduce in east Texas. I thought that I heard that they did.
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As, one who dealt with bears all the time in FL, I hope they do not return to East TX. They are a very destructive animal and do attack people and not just ones feeding them.

Your deer corn and protein feeders will be what is feeding them and once, you build your feeder so they can't destroy it, they can become very possessive of it. It is not fun to walk up to your bow stand and have one confront you in the dark, I know from experience.

See, several people that have not been around bears dismissing any danger from them. Have seen them try to climb up a ladder stand with a hunter in it, seen them learn that a gun shot means an easy meal and they beat you to your prize buck. The no hunting restrictions and their behaviors has turned many good hunters into illegal ones.

You will also not always see, smell or hear them first, as someone stated. There is a reason most deer hunters in other states that have lots of bears in their area, would gladly send them to East TX.

The deer in East TX aren't "native" deer, they were restocked from other areas, so don't understand all the concern to have bears back because they were once native to the area, much rather have the elk back.

If, they do come back, give me a shout and I will let you know how to bear proof your feeder. Those, wanting to see them can see them everyday at their feeder, oh there won't be any deer or hogs tho. Bring peanut M&Ms, you can throw them to the bears, they love them.
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my earliest memories of tpwd hunting regs was from about 1968 when my gf bought a 1/4 section in henderson county. i studied that document and was mesmerized that there was a season for javalinas, chachalacas, and most exciting, a bear season. not so much a season- if i was an archer, there was no closed season and no bag limit. my dad got a kick out of telling me i should get a bow and when i flushed up a covey i could kill them all. i have been searching ebay for years hoping to find one of these regs from that long lost time.
I grew up in Henderson county and I too remember reading about bear seasons and chachalacas. I also remember certain counties in the north west part of the state having an elk season also.

Truthfully though my real focus was on when and if they would ever open up a deer season in Henderson county in my lifetime. Just another one of those re-introduced species.
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All the concerns mentioned, are already present. Hogs will attack if provoked, snakes etc. I've fixed more barb wire fence, feeders, stands, food plots etc. then I care to remember. So all who are worried, the problem is already here, the hogs, coyotes, PEOPLE. Lets help bring another meat source back to this great state. Quit whining.
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Under no circumstances do I want bears back in east TX.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:40 PM   #97
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X2....Almost certain it is a hog.
I hope it's a hog and not a bear. Put me in the crowd that does not want them! I ain't skeered of a bear and I would love to hunt one. I don't want them tearing up my property killing my animals and going though my trash. There's a reason bears are no longer there. They didn't move they were killed out
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There are signs at the stores in Zavala showing the differance between a Hog and a Black Bear Cautioning Hunters to be careful of there Targets. From what I have read and heard they are releasing Females in the "Middle Neches Corridor" to possbly mate with the transient males from La. I have a Camp on the Neches in the Middle of the Upland Island Wilderness and hope to see the Bears make a strong comeback. I hope the Bears that are released are not shot by Hunters, if they can put a chip in a Quail they can probibly hide one in a Bear. If I hear of anyone killing one I will surely report it.
When you say you have a camp, you mean a private camp? I'm looking for the nearest campground to upland island

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Old 11-22-2021, 12:53 PM   #99
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The way some people act about snakes I can only imagine how itís gonna get when we have bears!


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Old 11-22-2021, 12:57 PM   #100
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They're out there, simply low density. My wife saw one dead on the side of the road near White oak about a month ago. She had to turn around to be sure she wasn't seeing things, lol. I was fairly surprised to hear about it.

I know there have been multiple sightings in Bowie, Grayson and Titus counties as well.

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