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Old 07-31-2006, 10:52 PM   #15
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I too don't have a problem with hunting. I don't like poaching of any kind. However, I'm not sure that "campground bears" aren't a problem. If a particular "campground bear" isn't a problem today he/she will be tomorrow. As Gina pointed out, you say boo and they run, which is good. That's the reaction we want. As time goes on and he gets more used to being around people without getting hurt he forgets that man is the king of preditors. That bear begins to think he's the king preditor. Then somebody gets hurt and man has to assert himself as king preditor and destroy that bear.

I have no concern about bears in the back country. They've not gotten used to being around man, but that's likely to change when everytime a bear becomes a problem they move him into the back country. Pretty soon they'll loose their fear of man and many will have to be killed to re-establish the proper pecking order.

There may be other ways than killing to keep the fear of man alive and well. But that fear has to be maintained and will be maintained either before or after people get hurt. Notice I didn't say people get killed, that's not likely though possible.

Don't feed the bears, if you see them in a camp ground make a lot of noise and scare them away. Don't let them come close to getting the idea that they are king preditor.

OK off my soapbox now.

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Unhappy My take

Why are there so many bears? What is their natural food?
As far as the human, most people live in cities where they have practically no connection with wildlife. They hear anecdotal stories and develop a fear. This fellow was probably reacting to his fear and didn't stop to think the bear was running away.
Or he could be an idiot. The world is full of them.

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Must be a slow news day Roger, you dug up a thread that's more than seven years old since the last post....
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let this rest in peace,closed thread

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