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#1808408 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: UtahLefty]  
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Thought you were going to tell us you were at a NBA game.
Jim


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#1808639 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: arkypete]  
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I would not trust any bear that made eye contact and still kept coming towards me. I believe you went beyond brave and crossed over to foolish. You have a wonderful memory of a close encounter though!
There have been several instances in western Canada where predatory black bears just walked up and started eating someone. It doesn't need to look like the kind of attack they stage for TV audiences. I'd have been closer to my rifle than my camera if in your place, but thank you very much for sharing the photos.

#1808649 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: arkypete]  
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Originally Posted by arkypete
Thought you were going to tell us you were at a NBA game.
Jim


THAT, ...is way to subtle,

even for the likes of me.

My compliments on a well tuned and perspicacious sense of humor.

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#1808657 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: castnblast]  
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Originally Posted by castnblast
I would not trust any bear that made eye contact and still kept coming towards me. I believe you went beyond brave and crossed over to foolish. You have a wonderful memory of a close encounter though!
There have been several instances in western Canada where predatory black bears just walked up and started eating someone. It doesn't need to look like the kind of attack they stage for TV audiences. I'd have been closer to my rifle than my camera if in your place, but thank you very much for sharing the photos.


AWwww, fer cryin' out loud,

The NW resounds with stories of camp cooks bangin' em' in the noggin' with cast iron pots and pans......

Lighten up just a mite, on the slavering , flesh eating, very dangerous, .....yawn.

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#1808752 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: crossfireoops]  
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ya got balls that clang EdHunter. Some very cool pics no doubt.

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#1808754 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: Mac84]  
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+1

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#1808771 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: Everyday Hunter]  
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beary nice photos.


It was there..come on.





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#1808777 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: let_me_in]  
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I knew that one was bruin.


We may know the time Ben Carson lied, but does anyone know the time Hillary Clinton told the truth?

Immersing oneself in progressive lieberalism is no different than bathing in the sewage of Hell.
#1808780 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: Everyday Hunter]  
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Originally Posted by Everyday Hunter

Originally Posted by 1akhunter
watch4bear, bout the perfect sentence to describe bear behavior ime.

I also thought that was an apt comment.

I prefer "The only thing that you can predict about bears is that they're unpredictable." Years of up-close-and-personal acquaintance with grizzlies and brownies has seared that truth deep into my brain.


"Good enough" isn't.

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#1808884 - 11/18/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: castnblast]  
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CASTNBLAST - "I would not trust any bear that made eye contact and still kept coming towards me."

Same here!!

In Idaho, if you are muzzleloader hunting or archery hunting, you can still legally carry a handgun. There are some big Black bears here... and some of them are not nearly so friendly as that bear in the photos.

Glad it all turned out for the good.

L.W.


"Always go straight forward, and if you meet the devil, cut him in two and go between the pieces." (William Sturgis, clipper ship captain, 1830s.)
#1808942 - 11/19/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: Leanwolf]  
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Originally Posted by Leanwolf
Glad it all turned out for the good.

L.W.

Me, too! grin

Steve


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#1808952 - 11/19/07 Re: Black creature with BIGFEET 8 feet away yesterday [Re: Everyday Hunter]  
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Great pictures.....Thanks for sharing!


Hunting the "Roar",
Mark Luce

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