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Ridgerunner665

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Met my nuisance bear this morning while deer hunting...
« on: September 26, 2017, 08:53:15 AM »
... From a ground blind.

He ambled in and came into view at about 40 yards, I yelled at him hoping he'd just run along, but no... He decided to get a closer look instead.

As I've said, he is a little too comfy around people.

At about 50 feet I decided that was close enough and figured I'd put the fear of God and man back in him... I don't want to kill him... But I do want him to understand that I can, and will if I have to.

8 rounds of hot 10mm in rapid succession, right at his front feet, pretty much did the trick I believe... He nearly tore down a 4 strand barbed wire fence getting out of there.

Season is open, I could have had him with the crossbow, but they are complicated to check out... Have to do it at the checking station and all that, deer can be checked in via an app on my phone, and its hot here... I'm not looking forward to the rush of taking a deer in this weather, let alone a bear that I don't really want anyway.

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Re: Met my nuisance bear this morning while deer hunting...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2017, 12:06:19 PM »
Sounds like you made the right choice.  I've never been closer than 30 yards to a black bear and he was just walking by.  But you never know.  And the problem is... you never know.  Good move

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Re: Met my nuisance bear this morning while deer hunting...
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2017, 01:07:58 PM »
He's been around a couple of years, never been aggressive, but I know he could be in a heartbeat.

Not much hunting pressure and they get too comfy around people eventually.

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