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No bears in our neighborhood yet. We do have mountain lions and a $hit metric ton of coyotes. It has been years since I saw stray dogs. Anyway, I started carrying my Glock down to the farm just in case.

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Originally Posted by Reba
When on horseback and your horse stops with it's ears straight up pointed in the same direction it is looking, sight right down between them ears!

If your horse then starts to "blow" get ready and wish you were and a mule!

Ain't this the truth. My horses always alert us to something we haven't seen or heard before we notice it.


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Originally Posted by las
I hate squirrels when hunting moose. smile

Why? We use squirrels for moose bait.


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Old Mike's story reminded me of one mule deer hunt I did in AZ.

Sat to eat my lunch overlooking a cove type area in some scab rock. What the old movies would call a box canyon sort of deal.

Remembered I had a rattling bag in my pack still, probably from hunting whitetail in PA. I was just eating lunch, sitting and watching and figured what the heck, let's make a little noise like a couple of bucks fooling around. Even though it wasn't near the rut, I was hoping some curious buck would come for a look see.

Couple of rattles, couple of bites of lunch, a swig of water, couple more rattles. Maybe a half hour like that?

No deer, but after that little bit I hear a couple of ravens hassling something on the other rim of the canyon. Maybe 150 yards away? I watch and see, they're flying overhead squawking away.

I put the binocs to my eye and watch as a coyote makes its way through the brush to look over the edge of canyon to see what's up. As I was hunting deer with an iron sighted caplock I decided best to just let him turn and walk when I stopped rattling. Didn't want to announce my presence to any deer that might be in the area.

Jays are sometimes as good as crows, ravens, and squirrels at letting one know something is up.

Usually they just let the critters know I'm around though. Bastiges.


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Originally Posted by Reba
When on horseback and your horse stops with it's ears straight up pointed in the same direction it is looking, sight right down between them ears!

If your horse then starts to "blow" get ready and wish you were and a mule!

I had dozens of encounters with bears. My horses never got bent out of shape to the point of taking off when crossing paths with one. The minute the bear spotted us it bugged out in a hurry.


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Squirrels, blue jays, wrens, cardinals are all good critter alarms. Listen up!

If they’re being relatively quiet and then sound off, something is there.

If they’re noisy and all of a sudden shut up, something is there.


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Nice.


Has no relevance, however, I saw my first corn stubble bear this past Spring, also was the first from the freeway bear, in Wisconsin.


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We’re they blowing, sounding like a jake brake, too? That makes me jump out of the tent in moose camp.

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Cool Pic, that's a big old bear. Big Blocky head, looks big even with summer coat.


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